A very interesting exhibit showed the "drumheads" or logos of famous trains. These were back lit and beautiful such as this great Santa Fe Chief train. These were from the golden days of railroading.
There are several buildings housing exhibits, but the first building contained some spectacular locomotives. This one is an English locomotive of the type the made up Dwight Eisenhower's personal train while he was Supreme Commander for Allied Forces in WWII. There were also the actual rail cars used by Eisenhower during the war.
WOW! Rick is standing next to one of the very few Union Pacific "Big Boy"locomotives, which were the largest steam locomotive ever built. Weighing over 1 million pounds, and over 130' long, this is one BIG locomotive. Capable of hauling trains well over a mile long over the mountains, this is one of 25 ever built. It was great fun to see this rare locomotive and imagine the power it contained.
There were many other great locomotives in this building, including this Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 electric powered locomotive. This powerful engine was built in the middle 1930's and the last GG1 was not retired until 1983! While this is a very large engine, it is interesting to note that it weighs about 1/3 of the Big Boy.