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Broadway Automotive National Railroad Museum Free Admission Day

A Visit to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay WI – A Narrated Overlook

Here at Broadway Automotive we are celebrating 100 great years as a part of the Green Bay community, and we want everyone to be able to celebrate with us! You may have already heard about our Free Admission Day to the Packers Hall of Fame. Now, coming up next month on July 19 we will be sponsoring a Broadway Automotive National Railroad Museum Free Admission Day as well!

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Highlights Of The National Railroad Museum

  • Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4017, one of the worlds largest steam locomotive types
  • British Railways Class A4 No. 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, 5011 class , Steam locomotive
  • Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad EMD E9A Diesel locomotives
  • Pennsylvania Railroad GG1, Electric locomotives
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Railway post office car
  • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Dining car
  • Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Bi-Level passenger car
  • Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Combination Baggage/Passenger car
  • Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Hospital Service Car
  • Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 7 duplex bedroom, four sections, three double bedrooms, one compartment sleeping car
  • Pullman Company Sleeping car
  • Union Pacific Railroad Astra Dome diner
  • Armour and Company Refrigerator car
  • Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad Ore hopper car
  • Swift Refrigerator Line Wooden refrigerator car
  • Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Caboose

LNER Class A4 4496 Dwight D Eisenhower

National Railroad Museum Virtual Tour

The National Railroad Museum was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest and largest institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and interpreting the nations railroad history.

The museum has an extensive collection of rolling stock that spans more than a century of railroading and several historic locomotives.

The museum also exhibits a variety of railroad artifacts, an archive, and a photography gallery. There is a standard gauge track around the perimeter of the grounds.

National Railroad Museum collections include:

  • The Rolling Stock Collection includes Steam, Diesel, and Electric Locomotives, Passenger cars, Freight cars, Cabooses, and other equipment.
  • The Archives Collection corporate records and documents, annual reports, maps, mechanical and engineering drawings, and oral histories
  • The Library Collection related to the social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of U.S. railroading history
  • The Artifact Collection over 5,000 artifacts, including textiles, uniforms, tools, and personal items
  • The Photograph Collection over 15,000 photographic prints, slides, and film negatives representing railroading in the U.S..S. from 1890 through the present day

The National Railroad Museum, with the reporting mark NRMX, is located in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, in suburban Green Bay.

Union Pacific Big Boy X4017 and Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 No. 4890- National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

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National Railroad Museum Collection

Something About Trains: The National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, WI ...

Pennsylvania Railroad #4890

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The National Railroad Museum has also drawn criticism over the years for the handling of its collection, some of which is in rather poor condition exposed and rusting away to the elements outdoors.

They also drew ire during the Milwaukee Road #261 negotiations in 2009 that nearly witnessed the big 4-8-4 returned to display status rather than remaining operational and hosting excursions by the Friends Of The 261.

Thankfully, this fate did not befall the Northern as the Friends acquired ownership of the locomotive in May of 2010 for $225,000 and it returned to service a few years later.

In any event, aside from the drumheads other features include an operating model railroad, an observation tower, and a short stretch of track that hosts train rides, including the very popular Day Out with Thomas event for kids. By request, NRM also fields a large collection of photographs and other historic documents.

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About National Railroad Museum

Package Includes: 3-hour party time 30-minute theater presentation: Enjoy a children-friendly train video 25-minute train ride Museum admission for 10 guests includes access to all exhibits Thomas & Friends play area: Enjoy this carpeted space featuring two play tables with wooden trains. Thomas & Friends Birthday Cake: a personalized marble quarter sheet cake with butter cream frosting

Terms and Conditions

Please contact us for complete terms and conditions.

This package is identical to Package A Caboose Venue, except your event will be held in our Childrens Discovery Depot.

Terms and Conditions

Please contact us for complete terms and conditions.

National Railroad Museum In Green Bay Wi

Located on the west side of Green Bay right along the Fox River, the National Railroad Museum absolutely made our list of family-friendly activities that are huge fun come rain or shine. Featuring a great overview of railroad transportation on our country, the National Railroad Museum has tons of great objects, photographs, historical documents and entire train cars. The exhibits and interactive displays can delight people of all ages, whether or not they know anything about railroads. So come out and enjoy this great educational and extremely cool experience on us!

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Everyday Hero: Volunteers Bring Historic Railway Cars Back To Life

GREEN BAY, Wis. â Volunteers recently geared up for the next big project at the National Railroad Museum: a railway post office car creaked and groaned into place outside of the restoration area.

The car has seen better days.

âI threatened to quit when I saw it,â joked Jerry VanderHeyden, a volunteer. âThat oneâs going to take a lot of work.â

VanderHeyden threatened to quit before. At 89, heâs the eldest of the group and keeps coming back to work on the cars.

âI retired twice already. I sat in that La-Z-Boy and it didnât work,â explained VanderHeyden. âThatâs why Iâm here. It gives me something to do.â

He pointed to his head.

âGotta keep this thing busy,â said VanderHeyden.

Staying busy, camaraderie, and learning new skills brings them back twice a week to work on trains. At 79, Paul Koch said heâs right at the average age of the volunteers. He touched up a grain car from 1902. As he painted, he shared some of the carâs history.

âIt was used on trains that hauled grain from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and of course the grain was made into beer in Milwaukee,â said Koch.

The group is coming off a major restoration project. The Joseph Lister challenged the volunteers for nearly three years.

âShortly after I started here, the windows were all broken out of it,â said Jay Froming, volunteer of 17 years. âSo I patched up the windows with sheets of wood. Then it stood for another 10-15 years.â

Free Admission Day July 19 No Tickets Necessary

National Railroad Museum Green Bay, WI POV Tour #3

All day on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 admission to the National Railroad Museum will be completely free. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all that day anyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the history and fun of the National Railroad Museum completely without charge to celebrate Broadway Automotives 100th Anniversary.

No tickets or RSVP is necessary. Just come to the Museum on that day and you can enjoy the entire experience completely for FREE! That includes a train ride tour that leaves every 45 minutes, and would usually only be available with an extra fee.

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Go Here: It’s A Fantastic Gem In Green Bay

Go here: it’s a fantastic “gem” in Green Bay. I loved seeing the Eisenhower train that he and his staff actually used during WW II. Wow, and also the Big Boy Locomotive. Incredible. Well laid out museum and friendly staff. Fun little train ride around the several acre property of the museum takes one by other r.r. cars on display.

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