“Big Boy,” World’s Largest Successful Steam Locomotive
Known as a "Big Boy" because of its immense size and power, Union Pacific Railroad #4006 is one of the world's largest successful steam locomotives. Built in 1941 by the American Locomotive Company at a cost of $265,000.00 and with a total weight of over 600 tons, Number 4006 is one of 25 Big Boys. It is 132' 9 1/4" long, carries 33 tons of coal and 25,000 gallons of water in its tender. It is a 4-8-8-4 (simple) articulated locomotive. Come visit Big Boy at the Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood,
Karmann Ghia Winner!
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Trueblood of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, who won the Karmann Ghia Raffle! "Back in the day," Dr. Trueblood loved driving a Karmann Ghia, so he was thrilled to be the proud owner of another. The Karmann Ghia evokes fond memories since he drove one during medical school, the initial years of marriage, and through the birth of their first child. He drove his Karmann Ghia until it no longer passed
Creation Station Visit – Planning
Do you plan on visiting Creation Station? We recommend arriving early and purchasing your boarding pass first thing. After buying your boarding pass, enjoy the miniature train, handcars or the Museum while you wait for your boarding time. Barrett's Landing Cafe' is a great place to wait. Grab a light snack or a coffee while your child plays at the airplane play table. Per governmental regulations, no external food is permitted in the cafe' - thanks for understanding! The 10:30 AM boarding time is the busiest. The least busy sessions are at 11:45 AM and 1 PM on Thursdays and Fridays. Please remember, all guests in your party must be present to purchase Creation Station tickets. Enjoy your