314 965 6212 • museum@transportmuseumassociation.org • 2933 Barrett Station 63122
Landscaping volunteer

Extra Tools? Donate Them to the National Museum of Transportation

Got extra tools? Donate them to the National Museum of Transportation. Our gardening group is specifically looking for: Pointed shovels Ratchet loppers Hand cultivators Bow saws Large clean buckets Honeysuckle poppers Mattocks Small bypass pruners Wheelbarrows Questions? Call April on 847.289.9760 or email her at

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A Seed-gathering Family Adventure

A seed-gathering family adventure is happening Tuesday, September 5th, 10 a.m. at the National Museum of Transportation. September is harvest-time. This is a fabulous opportunity to have your children or grandchildren participate in gathering seeds for the next planting season. For questions regarding the event, please call NMOT at (314) 965-6212 or April at (847)

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Labor Day – Trolley is Running!

Labor Day is the perfect holiday to spend at the National Museum of Transportation! Come see what the great American spirit and dedication of generations produced. Always a special treat, our trolley will be running on Labor Day and is included with your admission. Our hours and activities on Monday, September 4th, are as follow: Self-Guided Tours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Public Tour: 10 a.m. Miniature Train: 9:20 a.m.-1:20 p.m. Trolley: 9:20 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Handcar Village (weather permitting): 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Creation Station: 9:15, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m. Reminder: Mark your calendars for our spectacular Saturday, September 23rd extravaganza featuring an animal-named car show (so Jaguar, Beetle, etc.), a Trabant raffle, a Plein Air artist painting event, etc. If you go to the Smithsonian Live website here, you can print tickets to admit you and a guest free on September 23rd if you select the National Museum of Transportation on Barrett Station Road in St. Louis

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Gardens at the National Museum of Transportation

Native Gardens On Saturday, we will  work on the native gardens to the left of the National Museum of Transportation's main entrance (Lot 1) to address weeds as well as some overly aggressive natives. We may do some seed collection and trimming as well. Our work day will go from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Please call if you can't find me in my bright neon vest. Thanks to all our volunteers who help keep our gardens beautiful and

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Snow Plow Action in August

On a hot summer day, we thought it would be cool to feature the Union Pacific Snow Plow. Designed and built by the Union Pacific Railroad in its Omaha Shop, the National Museum of Transportation's rotary snow plow is the heaviest ever built weighing 367,400 pounds. (That's the same as 62 African Elephants!) Its cutting wheel could throw snow far to either side of the track as it was pushed forward at four to six mph. It is not self propelled and must be pushed by three or four locomotives. A steam generator heats the carburetor, prevents the fuel and water pipes from freezing and thaws out the cutting wheel if it gets stuck. The plow engineer controls both the plow and the trailing locomotives.  The circular windows in the front of this plow revolve to keep them clear from