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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

Smithsonian Museum Day 9/22/2018

Smithsonian Museum Day 9/22/2018 is being celebrated at the National Museum of Transportation. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, 9/22/2018. You can get a free ticket to our museum by going to the Smithsonian website. We have several special events planned at the National Museum of Transportation on Museum Day, including Plein Air painters on site throughout our museum and a Horseless Carriage Brass & Nickel Car Show on our upper lot, among other activities. Rather participate? We will have a gardening activity for volunteers, so something for

Nursery Donates Plants

Sherwood's Forest Nursery provided a generous donation of sustainable plants for the tree planters around the trolley loop and  picnic area near the Roberts  building. This local nursery donated the plant to the National Museum of Transportation on Wednesday, August 9, 2018. Special thanks to David Sherwood for providing a great opportunity to improve this high visibility area! (The volunteers in the photo are Jacki Bettale, Jana Wade, Patti Clerc and Betty Struckhoff. Our gratitude to