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Gardens at the National Museum of Transportation

Native Gardens On Saturday, we will  work on the native gardens to the left of the National Museum of Transportation's main entrance (Lot 1) to address weeds as well as some overly aggressive natives. We may do some seed collection and trimming as well. Our work day will go from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Please call if you can't find me in my bright neon vest. Thanks to all our volunteers who help keep our gardens beautiful and

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

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

BIG Trucks & Emergency Vehicles May 20

BIG trucks, a helicopter, emergency vehicles and more will be at The National Museum of Transportation's 9th Annual Pumpers & Pistons show on May 20, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This special exhibit at our Lot #1 (northern lower lot) is free to the public. Active duty and retired military and their families are invited to visit our museum proper for free. We salute you! The show is presented by The Gateway Fire Historical Society and The American Truck Historical Society. This is a premier show featuring fire apparatus, commercial & specialty trucks; first responder, police, military and recovery vehicles. Exhibitors please contact Julie Lahr for vehicle(s) registration, tma.julie@gmail.com or 314.289.3508, ext. 1. All exhibitors receive complimentary museum passes. The Cardinals Nation food truck will be serving up delicious food as well. Come