National Railroad Museum

National Railroad Museum

The National Railroad Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets artifacts related to the American rail experience. Our collection contains thousands of objects ranging from personal gear to some of the world’s rarest rolling stock. These items serve as visual reminders of America’s past and the role that rail played in forging our nation. It goes beyond a mere discussion of hardware but reveals that way in which rail shaped American culture through literature, music and historical events.