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Train Swap Meet

Train Swap Meet is scheduled at the National Museum of Transportation (NMOT) on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  General admission is just $2 that day! The event has been moved to the Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center, NMOT – Entrance #2, 3015 Barrett Station Road, Kirkwood MO 63122. Questions may be referred to John Brophy, NMOT Board Director, 314.703.5943. Includes: Lionel Bachmann USA Trains LGB Aristo Craft Trains MTN Electric Trains Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc. Marklin K-Line Electric Trains KATO Precision Railroad Models Williams Electric

Plein Air 2019

Plein Air returns to the National Museum of Transportation (NMOT) on September 21, 2019. Mark your calendars now whether you are coming to paint or to attend our Smithsonian Museum Day to see our fabulous painters and participate in our other activities that day. Our website will be updated later in the year for registration for the artists. The Smithsonian Museum Day site will be offering free tickets to print for entry to NMOT as the date gets closer. The photo of the winning Plein Air artwork from 2018 is displayed above this post. The artist is Henryk Ptasiewicz--click here to visit his website and view more of his superb work. Born in the North of England, Henryk came to America in 1999 and has worked as an artist since. Plein Air painting is but one of several media he works in at the Koken Art Factory in St. Louis

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,