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What's Happening

  • July 11 & 12: Railroad Days 2015 June 18 – Railroad Days is an annual celebration of all things train and track! For just $15, two adults and all their children receive admission to and transportation between five Omaha and Council Bluffs-area museums. Click on the headline to learn more!
  • We Will Be Closed on Saturday, July 4June 18 – In observance of Independence Day, we will be closed on Saturday, July 4. We will be open our normal hours (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) on Friday, July 3.
  • We Can Do It! Women Railroaders During World War IIJune 17 – This month's Facebook serial story is about Irene Friesen, a woman who worked for Union Pacific during World War II. The information is pulled from Irene's diary, which is part of Union Pacific's collection. The entire story, from the beginning, can be viewed here.
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Visitor's Comments

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

"What a wonderful tribute to those who dedicated their lives to the railroad. My dad would be proud of what you have done here. Thank you!"

- Earlene Durrant, Daughter of Owen. A Durrant

"The interactive exhibits were great!"

- Larry & Deb Thierer, Alma, KS

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Curator's Corner

One semi-famous railroader took time off to play semi-pro and professional baseball. George "Stormy" Kromer was an engineer for the Chicago and Northwestern. Kromer made a habit of wearing his baseball cap while at the controls of his engine, but it just wasn't quite what he needed while on the job.

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