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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

Burlington Aleutian Train Car

Pullman built the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad "Aleutian" heavyweight office car in 1923. That railroad's vice president and general manager of the eastern lines used the car in 1940. Tagged the "office car," railroad officials used cars like the Aleutian to entertain customers and guests of the company, usually shippers, bankers, or politicians.  Wealthy families also owned private cars for travel in privacy and comfort, just as they use private jets today. Fun fact: HBO's Emmy award-winning film "Truman," shot in spring 1995, featured the Aleutian car as a stand-in for the Ferdinand Magellan car. We have a star on our museum grounds! Featuring "all the comforts of home," the car contains: An observation lounge with open rear platform, Four staterooms, Galley, Dining room likely with fine china--Spode Copeland's china from England was sometimes used in private cars, Two bathrooms and two showers, and Crew's quarters for the cook and porter. In

Father’s Day Cars with Class Show

The Horseless Carriage Club of MO presents Horseless Carriage Car Show on Father's Day. Come see cars with class on our upper lot 2. The car show starts at 11 a.m. Free Admission for everybody! (Train ride is additional.) Rolls Royce Raffle Drawing is on Father's Day. Enter to Win a Rolls

Steampunk St. Louis Photo Shoot

Steampunk St. Louis will be at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis for a steampunk photo shoot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 24, 2017. They have invited all their Big River Steampunk Festival friends to wear their best steampunk traveling attire. Come see photographers documenting this steampunk adventure back to the time of the steam engines. Our steampunk friends will be gathering at the upper parking lot. This event is open to all steampunkers. Please come out and join your community. The museum is open that to the general public that day as well. Regular admission

Pierce Arrow Car Show

Pierce Arrow Society presents the Pierce Arrow Car Show on Saturday, June 10th, at the Museum of Transportation, 2933 Barrett Station Road, St. Louis MO 63122. The time of the show is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ; Lot 2 is the location of the