Museum of the American Railroad
The Museum of the American Railroad, formerly known as the Age of Steam Railroad Museum, has a large collection of steam, diesel and passenger railroad equipment. The museum is noted for allowing guests to walk through some of the equipment.
It grew out of an exhibit at the 1963 State Fair of Texas and became an annual staple of the fair, officially becoming a museum in 1986. It remained on the same 1.8-acre site at Dallas' Fair Park until closing its original location in November 2011.
The museum is in the process of fully relocating to Frisco, Texas. The move was based on a strategic plan, called Visions 2006, which called for a comprehensive reorganization of the museum, including new facilities, new governance and new programs.
As of November 2013, the museum's offices, store and some exhibits are temporarily housed at the Frisco Heritage Museum as construction continues on its new home two blocks south.
The items in the collection are as follows:
- Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4018
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway 4-8-4 #4501 Built in 1942.
- Santa Fe EMD FP45 diesel #97
- Santa Fe EMD F7 diesel #49 (formerly Canadian National #9167, repainted into Santa Fe Warbonnet colors in 2006)
- Southern Pacific Fairbanks Morse H12-44 diesel #2379
- Colorado & Wyoming Baldwin VO-1000 diesel #1107
- Union Pacific EMD DDA40X Centennial diesel #6913
- Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 #4903
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway 2-10-0 #1625 Eagle Pitcher
- Dallas Union Terminal 0-6-0 #7
- Santa Fe Doodlebug M-160
- New York, Susquehanna & Western/United States Army ALCO RSD-1 #3000
- Amtrak sleeper #2997
- Amtrak sleeper #2090
- Texas and Pacific Railway RPO #916
- Texas and Pacific Railway chair car #1143
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway chair car #759
- Pullman Company sleeper Glengyle
- Pullman Company sleeper Goliad
- Pullman Company sleeper Glen Nevis
- Pullman Company sleeper McQuaig
- Santa Fe parlor-club car #3231
- Santa Fe chair-observation #3197
- Santa Fe counter diner #1550
- Santa Fe lunch counter diner #1554
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad dining car #438
- Fort Worth and Denver Railway Business car- Texland
- Santa Fe Lounge-dormitory-barbershop #1363 San Bartolo
- Amtrak Slumbercoach Southland/Loch Tarbet
- Kansas City Southern single sheathed boxcar #7460
- Lone Star Producing Company tank car #1817
- Houston & Texas Central Railroad Depot, ca. 1905
- Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad Interlocking Tower 19