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Holiday Model Train Supersized

Our holiday model train display is the largest in the St. Louis region. The display can be viewed every day we are open now through January 6, 2019. The former Famous-Barr/Macy's window display is here as well as the E. Desmond Lee display with fun model trains and its own waterfall.  The many activities and holiday traditions that continue at the National Museum of Transportation can be found by clicking here to see all that is on track for you and your family, including our miniature train and trolley on selected days, weather permitting. All

Helicopter Santa!

Helicopter Santa is coming to the National Museum of Transportation on Saturday, November 24th. He arrives at 10 a.m. and will be on hand to "take" orders until 2 p.m. Santa will also be at the museum on Friday, November 23rd, with his reindeer to give them some practice before the big day. Our two fabulous model train displays, the E. Desmond Lee and the Macy's-Famous/Barr trains, will stat running in our Visitor's Center on Friday, November 23rd when the museum opens at 9 a.m. The trolley will be making special runs on both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. During the middle of this stretch, traditional carolers will be on the trolley platform and thereabouts serenading our guests with holiday tunes. Come get in the holiday mood at our museum! Please click here for a full schedule of our holiday events through the end of

Big Boy Steam Locomotive

"Big Boy" is the 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. Roll on over and visit Big Boy at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis,

Parkway SPARK!

Parkway SPARK! students installed sustainable native plants in a hillside garden after removing invasive Bermuda grass.  Hands-on landscape learning opportunities for students of all ages will take place three Saturdays in October beginning the first Saturday of the month. Please contact April at team.nature.ed@gmail.com to learn

#1522 Cab Open on 9/22/2018

Smithsonian Museum Day is on Saturday, September 22, 2018. In addition to visitors being able to observe a dozen Plein Air artists busy at their craft, our #1522 Frisco engine will have its cab open for one day only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow an up-close peak. St. Louis–San Francisco 1522* Frisco 1522 sits on static display at the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis MO Type and origin Power type Steam Builder Baldwin Locomotive Works Serial number 59134 Build date May 1926 Specifications Configuration: ​  • Whyte 4-8-2 "Mountain" Gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) Driver dia. 69.5 in (1.77 m) Adhesive weight 250,500 pounds (113.6 t) Loco weight 350,890 pounds (159.2 t) Fuel type Oil Boiler pressure 210 psi (1.45 MPa) Cylinders Two, outside Cylinder size 28×28 in (711×711 mm) Performance