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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Midwest USA : Nebraska

Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Midwest USA : Nebraska

Tourist railroads, museums and other railroad related attractions in the state of Nebraska.

There are 8 links in this category

Nebraska - Cody Park Railroad Museum
North Platte, NE - Cody Park Railroad Museum. Hands on display of historic railroad artifacts.

For hands-on railroad enthusiasts, the Cody Park Railroad Museum is a must! The only Challenger 3900 series steam locomotive on public display is located right here in North Platte, a city born in 1866 when the Union Pacific stretched its rails across the prairie, racing to complete the first transcontinental railroad.

Accompanying the 3977 is Unit 6922, one of the 6900 series diesel locomotives, the largest ever made. These two behemoths have a combined horsepower of more than 12,000! Also to be seen is a fully restored railroad depot, several rail cars and a caboose.

Info: URL: http://visitnorthplatte.com/attraction/cody-park-railroad-museum/ (Added: 16-Dec-2016)
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Nebraska - Durham Museum at Omaha Union Station
Omaha, NE - Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at The Durham Museum. Making its home in one of Omaha's most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more through our affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Field Museum.

Union Station opened its doors to the public on January 15, 1931, as one of the finest of Art Deco architecture in the United States. This magnificent facility served millions of rail travelers and was well-known for its “modern” amenities and lavish style.

Today, Union Station serves as the home of The Durham Museum, and its grandeur has not diminished with time. In fact, this building shines brighter than ever and continues to welcome visitors from around the globe.

The Trish & Dick Davidson Gallery has a variety of transportation and commerce exhibits. From railcars to retail, these exhibits offer opportunities for all ages to explore, discover and remember. Artifacts make history real by telling stories and reflecting changes. Stroll through the following train cars and see the elegance of train travel of days gone by. Union Pacific 1243 Steam Locomotive (c1890) Union Pacific 25559 Caboose (1962) Union Pacific 1202 Pullman National Command Sleeper (1956) Southern Pacific 2986 Lounge Car (1949) Pullman Cornhusker Car (1924)

Info: URL: http://www.durhammuseum.org/ (Added: 2-Dec-2016)
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Nebraska - Durham Western Heritage Museum
The Durham Western Heritage Museum offers unique, hands-on learning for people of all ages. Examine photographs, explore Omaha's history and see one of our special exhibitions.

Explore Omaha of years past, as you learn through today's technology. Throughout the museum you'll find touch screens that teach you about Omaha's neighborhoods, notable citizens and interesting historical facts.

Info: URL: http://www.dwhm.org/ (Added: 4-Jan-2004)
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Nebraska - Fairbury Rock Island Railroad Depot Museum
Fairbury, NE - The two-story Rock Island Railroad Depot is a historic stop that's sure to impress. The Rock Island Railroad Depot is one of two remaining brick Rock Island Railroad Depots in Nebraska and is the largest depot still in existence between Chicago and Denver.

Of the 36 Rock Island Depots built in Nebraska, the Fairbury Depot is the only one that has been restored to it's historical integrity. Fairbury's Depot, which housed the Western Division Headquarters of the Rock Island Railroad, is now a Rock Island Railroad museum.

It houses Rock Island Railroad artifacts and displays memorabilla donated by former railroad employees and their families. When you visit the Fairbury Rock Island Railroad Depot, you'll see the restored main lobby, ticket office, lounges, and baggage areas. A large model train display is sure to delight visitors of all ages.

Info: URL: http://fairbury.com/pages/history/depot.html (Added: 20-Nov-2016)
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Nebraska - Fremont & Elkhorn Valley Railroad
Fremont, NE - Come relive a portion of our nation's history aboard the FEVR in rail cars dating from the 1920's! The Fremont & Elkhorn Valley Railroad is Nebraska's longest and largest tourist railroad. The path of this track was laid out in 1869, and until the mid-1980's served as the gateway route for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad to northern Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota. The route to Wyoming was known as the "Cowboy Line" and is now being converted to a trail.

The railroad is owned and operated by the Nebraska Railroad Museum (formerly the Eastern Nebraska Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society). This is a non-profit, non-tax supported entity. The FEVR is run completely by a staff of dedicated volunteers.

The railroad operates on 17 miles of track from Fremont to Hooper, Nebraska. FEVR operates excursion trains for the public using diesel locomotives. Beginning life as the Fremont Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad, the original line continued to Norfolk then across the northern part of Nebraska to Fort Robinson. Its trains were the first to reach into the Black Hills. A westward extension of the line terminated near Yellowstone Park in western Wyoming. It nearly became a transcontinental routing following a merger with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway in 1903.

Info: URL: http://www.fremontrailroad.com/ (Added: 03-Jan-1999)
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Nebraska - Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center
North Platte, NE - The idea of the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center was first conceived in the mid-1990s as Union Pacific’s viewing platform was falling into disrepair. Community leaders thought it a good idea to erect a tower that would allow visitors to get a birds-eye view of Bailey Yard. The Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center opened on June 26, 2008. Take a ride up the elevator to the 7th floor open air observation deck to experience the sights and sounds of the rail yard, Or the 8th floor for enclosed viewing.

The Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center features a courtyard proudly flying the 23 flags representing each state Union Pacific Railroad serves. The Brick Pavilion honors members of our community, employees of Union Pacific and others with commemorative bricks embossed with the name of the person for which the brick was purchased.

Info: URL: http://goldenspiketower.com/ (Added: 17-Nov-2016)
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Nebraska - Omaha Zoo Railroad.
Omaha, NE - All aboard! Take a ride on the Omaha Zoo Railroad. Climb aboard the Omaha's Zoo Railroad and take a ride on the steam locomotive.

The train is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Guests can board the train at the Omaha Depot, located on the north side of the Zoo near Red Barn Park, or at the African Lodge, located on the southeast corner of the Zoo.

Info: URL: http://www.omahazoo.com/visit/rides/train/ (Added: 17-Nov-2016)
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Nebraska - Stuhr Museum Railroad Town
Grand Island, NE - One of the first exhibits visitors see upon entering the museum is also one of the most striking exhibits in the area. Led by the Augustine Family, Union Pacific Engine 437, the Railroad Display also includes the Bosselman Family, Hoch Family Union Pacific Boarding Car and the Ann and Dennis Vanosdall, Union Pacific Caboose.

Visitors get a real, up close sense of the pieces by ascending the incline and viewing the pieces as if they were about to board. This exhibit is open all year.

Stuhr Museums 19th Century Living History Community opened on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The town will be staffed with living historians who will be in the homes and businesses of town, going about their business but never too busy to stop and talk about the town and their time. There is much to explore in Railroad Town, but for those wanting to plan your day at Stuhr Museum a little more, every day will include hands-on activities for everyone to take part in that help you experience aspects of plains life in the 19th Century.

Info: URL: http://www.stuhrmuseum.org/see-and-do/railroad-town.html (Added: 17-Nov-2016)
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