America Travels By Rail Exhibit

This unique exhibit will bring to life the travel and destinations Americans have enjoyed from the 1930s until passenger service transferred to Amtrak in 1971.

Put yourself in a dining car, a lounge car and a coach car; see 1000s of artifacts on display, including Union Pacific's extensive railroad china collection and authentic vintage Union Pacific uniforms, menus and furniture.

With a range of multimedia, including mural-size historical photographs and video reels, this exhibit celebrates the height of passenger travel on Union Pacific.

Some Exhibit Highlights:
  • View historic newsreels, Union Pacific short films and television advertisements from the golden era of passenger travel in a 360 degree projection room.
  • Explore the inside of three car replicas from the 1950s.
  • Stand in awe of more than 300 pieces of Union Pacific's silver and fine china collection.

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  • American Travels By Rail - Panorama

    360 degree theater with video and images from the UP Historical Collection.

  • American Travels By Rail - Panorama II

    360 degree theater with video and images from the UP Historical Collection.

  • American Travels By Rail - Dishes

    With the use of “visible storage” you can view more of the Collection

  • American Travels By Rail - Dishes II

    Union Pacific railroad china used on the passenger trains.

  • American Travels By Rail - Stars

    Before planes, Hollywood stars traveled in the luxury of passenger trains.

  • American Travels By Rail - Staff of Passenger Train

    The passenger train “City of Los Angeles” and crew.

  • American Travels By Rail - Passengers

    Coach Car. Have your tickets ready!

  • American Travels By Rail - Rail to Trail Exhibit

    Marketing artifacts and a Rail to Trail exhibit.