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What's Happening

  • Saturday, Feb. 20: Celebrate Black History Month (1 - 3 p.m.)Jan. 29 – Experience the unique contributions of African Americans to Union Pacific and the National Parks System at several stations placed throughout the museum. As a special treat, representatives from the Homestead National Monument will be in attendance to honor and celebrate the 100-year-old relationship between Union Pacific and the National Park Service. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Dec. 17 - Jan. 2: The Holiday Model Trains are Back!Carrying on a heart-warming tradition, the museum will have a fully operational tabletop N-scale train on the first floor through January 2, 2016. The equipment planned for the operating layout is part of a 5,250-piece collection owned by Bill Dodge, a generous museum patron and volunteer. This year, several members of the N-Trak model train club will be helping Dodge operate a new, larger layout. The crew will be available to answer questions for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Holiday HoursThe museum's regular hours are Thursday - Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For the holidays, we will be closed on:
    • Thursday, November 26
    • Friday, November 27
    • Thursday, December 24
    • Friday, December 25
    • Friday, January 1
    We will be open on:
    • Saturday, November 28
    • Saturday, December 26
    • Thursday, December 31
    • Saturday, January 2
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Visitor's Comments

"Great place to go on a winter's day. Very educational!"

"Keep up the good work. It was fun learning about trains. It's an amazing museum!"

"This museum has fantastic displays! Love the demonstration of what made America great: hard working American spirit!"

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Curator's Corner

Timetables are some of the most important historical documents created by the railroad. They were designed to help station agents, employees and passengers know when a train should be departing and arriving. To ensure employees knew which trains should be stopping at their stations; timetables are set up in columns.

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