Trains are fascinating! Buy a ticket at Union Station’s ticket window and head on down to track #1 for a tour of the museum’s train cars, caboose, and steam engine. Learn about the kinds of cars on a train, the experiences children had while riding, and what the train signals and whistles mean. Our “O” scale model train adds to the railroading fun, allowing children to see how towns thrived by having a railroad depot! Finally, explore the building of the Transcontinental Railroad through museum displays and artifacts. All aboard!
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Have your tickets and tokens ready as you meet us at the station to explore modes of transportation from different time periods. Students will enjoy boarding a real train, exploring different types of train cars, “riding” a streetcar, and learning how the covered-wagon experience changed the Great Plains. The museum also has several vehicles to see, including a 1906 Holsman car, the 1932 Douglas truck, and “The Big Mack,” a restored Bekins truck from the 1920s.
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