The Museum of the American Railroad
The Museum of the American Railroad is located in the heart of Frisco, Texas – a city named after the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway! The Museum features guided walking tours of its huge outdoor train collection of locomotives and rail cars. We’ve also just launched TrainTopia, a 2,000 sq. ft. indoor model train exhibit great for all ages. These model trains are “G-Scale” which means they’re some of the largest model trains made!
The Museum of the American Railroad uses TrainTopia to teach geography, logistics, and how rail lines connect towns and cities all across North America. Plus, it’s just fun watching miniature trains run through the mountains of Colorado, New Mexico, East and West Texas, and 1960s downtown Dallas!
Who says model trains are just for kids? Parents and grandparents are taken back to childhood when they are touring TrainTopia. Complete with its own sound and light show mimicking sun rise and sunset, the layout comes to life right before your eyes. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn and make memories with your family. Am
While you’re visiting, don’t forget to see the world’s largest steam locomotive ever constructed – the Union Pacific “Big Boy” #4018, as well as other steam and diesel locomotives. Weighing in at over 1 million pounds, Big Boy is a favorite photo op for visitors! With wheels over 6 feet tall, who wouldn’t want to stand beside this mammoth locomotive for a selfie?
Climb aboard first-class Pullman passenger cars – some almost 100 years old – and absorb the atmosphere of the Golden Age of rail travel. You actually get to experience the spaces where tourists and business people traveled, where dining cars operated, producing excellent meals while rolling down the rails, and where the legacy of the Pullman Porter began – African-American men who worked long hours every day caring for passengers aboard first-class cars. With all this cultural and industrial history, you will learn and have fun when you visit the Museum of the American Railroad. Located at 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. Questions, phone 214-428-0101. Book tickets for your visit at www.HistoricTrains.org All Aboard!