Museum of the American Railroad

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I visited this museum (Museum of the American Railroad > Home) earlier this week so I thought I'd share some images of some of what I saw. I'm not a train enthusiast per se but I do enjoy historical exhibits of many types. My only disappointment regarding the exhibits was due to the way the rail cars and locomotives were displayed. Things are arranged mostly "nose-to-tail" so it was difficult to get stand alone images of individual exhibits. However, as a photojournalist friend always reminds me when I whine about such things, "shoot what ya' got" so here's what I got. All images are straight out of the camera which was handheld.

Santa Fe "Doodlebug" M.160
Build Date: 1931
Current Status: Restored and Operational
Road: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
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Santa Fe Waycar 999113
Build Date: 1949, Rebuilt: 1968
Builder: Topeka Shops, AT&SF
Road: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Configuration: CE-1
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Santa Fe 49 (originally Canadian National 9167)
Build Date: 1952
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
Current Status: Static
Road: Canadian National
Configuration: EMD F7
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Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 4903
Build Date: 1943
Builder: Pennsylvania Railroad
Current Status: Static
Road: Pennsylvania Railroad
Configuration: GG1
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Union Pacific "Centennial" 6913
Build Date: October, 1969
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
Current Status: Static
Road: Union Pacific Railroad
Configuration EMD DDA40X
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Santa Fe 97
Build Date: 1967
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Current Status: Static
Road: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Configuration: EMD FP45
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St. Louis - San Francisco Railway Company ("Frisco") 4501
Build Date: 1942
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Current Status: Static
Road: St. Louis - San Francisco Railway Company ("Frisco")
Configuration: 4-8-4
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Union Pacific Steam Locomotive "Big Boy" 4018
Build Date: December, 1941
Builder: ALCO, Schenectady, NY
Current Status: Static
Road: Union Pacific
Configuration: 4-8-8-4
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Oh, and to provide a reference point as to why the Big Boy has that name, there's this.
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Love this series and all are very well done. Brings back some memories - I guess I'm sort of a "closet" rail fan!! When I was a kid my family used to take me on trips to visit Grandma via the Union Pacific passenger service. Loved those trips!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Ken
 

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Klaus
Oh boy, these pictures are bringing back some fond memories...
An uncle of mine was engineer on steam engines here in Germany and I was able to accompany him to the depot several times.

And, hey! Welcome to the Café
Klaus
 
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Steam engines are always fun to visit. My grandfather worked on the British railways in the early to mid 1900s. When I was a little kid all I wanted to be was an engineer (drive a train, as I put it).
Nice set, and appreciate the data too.
 

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