Museum of the American Railroad

Museum of the American Railroad Learn more about our museum by visiting:http://www.historictrains.org
Founded in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad strives to preserve locomotives from the steam and diesel-electric era, as well as preserve and restore passenger coaches. The Museum holds one of the largest collections of Pullman Cars in the United States. The museum has moved its entire collection from Fair Park in Dallas to Frisco, TX. The site is still under construction, with indoor exhibits on the second floor of the Frisco Heritage Museum.
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This beautiful letter came from one of our youngest fans. Thank you so much for your kind words Ryan! Visit again when y...
10/24/2019

This beautiful letter came from one of our youngest fans. Thank you so much for your kind words Ryan! Visit again when you are next in TX. #historictrains #kidhistorian #trainfan #weloveourvisitors #traintopia

So excited to have staff & board members attend M. Gale & Associates, LLC seminar on development at Goodwill Dallas! Alw...
09/26/2019

So excited to have staff & board members attend M. Gale & Associates, LLC seminar on development at Goodwill Dallas! Always learning, always growing. #historictrains #traintopia #lifelonglearner #enrichment #nonprofit

Today is the day! Celebrate from 10am to 2pm @ the Anna Depot! 101 S Sherley Street, Anna, TX
09/21/2019

Today is the day! Celebrate from 10am to 2pm @ the Anna Depot! 101 S Sherley Street, Anna, TX

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo
09/21/2019

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo

09/20/2019

$8,085 raised during North Texas Giving Day. Thank you!!!

09/20/2019

Only a few hours left of North Texas Giving Day! Many thanks for your support!

Thanks to all of you who have donated during North TX Giving Day! From volunteers, to longtime donors, to folks in the r...
09/19/2019

Thanks to all of you who have donated during North TX Giving Day! From volunteers, to longtime donors, to folks in the railroad industry, we sincerely thank you for your continued support! So far your contributions have added up to $5,341. All aboard! #northtexasgivingday

Tomorrow is the big day - North Texas Giving Day!  Help celebrate North Texas' wonderful non-profits.Schedule a donation...
09/18/2019
Museum of the American Railroad

Tomorrow is the big day - North Texas Giving Day! Help celebrate North Texas' wonderful non-profits.

Schedule a donation today or give tomorrow! #northtexasgivingday2019 #nonprofitsrock #northtexasnonprofits #friscotexas #texasmuseums #historictrains

Founded in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad is a non-profit Texas corporation dedicated to celebrating the heritage and exploring the future of railroads through historic preservation, research, & educational programming. The museum collects artifacts and archival material from the rail...

Tune in to KERA Saturday, August 31st @ 9:30am to view the latest from Great Scenic Railway Journeys #KERATX #greatsceni...
08/30/2019

Tune in to KERA Saturday, August 31st @ 9:30am to view the latest from Great Scenic Railway Journeys #KERATX #greatscenicrailwayjourneys #HistoricTrains #TrainTopia

Summer Walking Tour Extension:  Walking Tours of the Museum's rolling stock site will be available Wednesday-Friday at 1...
08/24/2019

Summer Walking Tour Extension:

Walking Tours of the Museum's rolling stock site will be available Wednesday-Friday at 11am and Saturday at 10am and 11:30am August 28 through October 26. The Museum site (outdoor train collection) is only available through scheduled guided tours. Self-guided tours of the outdoor train collection are not available.

TrainTopia is open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.

Fall and holiday schedules will be announced late October.

Please see links below for more information.

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Home/News/tabid/61/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/127/Summer-Walking-Tour-Schedule-2019.aspx

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Home/News/tabid/61/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/128/TrainTopia-Tickets.aspx

Save the date: 9/19/19 is #NTxGivingDay!
08/23/2019

Save the date: 9/19/19 is #NTxGivingDay!

Thank you Dallas Contemporary for hosting the first day of Texas Association of Museums Fundraising Conference! The tour...
08/19/2019

Thank you Dallas Contemporary for hosting the first day of Texas Association of Museums Fundraising Conference! The tour of Francesco Clemente’s exhibit was phenomenal. Yes, we asked permission before taking photos.

Are we seeing double? MAR volunteer Dick Thompson poses w/ his miniature likeness in TrainTopia. #volunteersrock #histor...
08/12/2019

Are we seeing double? MAR volunteer Dick Thompson poses w/ his miniature likeness in TrainTopia. #volunteersrock #historictrains #traintopia #friscotexas

What do you do for fun when summer is over? Join our friends at the Train Collectors Association Lone Star Division Trai...
07/26/2019

What do you do for fun when summer is over? Join our friends at the Train Collectors Association Lone Star Division Train Show & Meet on Saturday, September 7! All aboard! #HistoricTrains #TrainCollectorsAssociation #CollinCollege

07/25/2019
T W TrainWorx

Our friends at T W TrainWorx always have something great going on!

Traingineer George taking the Big Boy for a spin! #twtrainworx #twtrainworxlayout #traindame #rogerfarkash #modeltrain #modeltrains #modelrailroad #modelrailroading #modelrailway #modelrailways #toytrain #toytrains #traingineer

07/10/2019

#TrainTopia is open Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am-5pm & Sundays 1pm-5pm this summer.

Come visit TrainTopia!  Summer hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm & Sundays 1pm-5pm.  All Aboard! #TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #...
06/26/2019

Come visit TrainTopia! Summer hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm & Sundays 1pm-5pm. All Aboard! #TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #FamilyFun #FriscoTX #FriscoTexas #FriscoDiscoveryCenter

Please note that the Museum grounds & TrainTopia will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Summer Schedule: Tuesdays have been added (this is June-August only) for TrainTopia with an additional walking tour.Walk...
06/04/2019

Summer Schedule: Tuesdays have been added (this is June-August only) for TrainTopia with an additional walking tour.

Walking Tours: Tuesday-Friday at 11am. Saturday at 10am and 11:30am.

TrainTopia: Tuesday-Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (1-5).

Please be mindful that tours are an hour outside in the sun. Bring water, dress appropriately, and wear closed toed shoes for walking on the tracks.

For more information please see the link below.

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Home/News/tabid/61/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/127/Summer-Walking-Tour-Schedule-2019.aspx

Check out the latest news from the Museum of the American Railroad!  #HistoricTrains #TrainTopia #Transcon150
05/21/2019
Hi , Railroad Museum News!

Check out the latest news from the Museum of the American Railroad! #HistoricTrains #TrainTopia #Transcon150

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
05/10/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
05/06/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
05/04/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Did you know that you can help the Museum of the American Railroad raise funds when you grocery shop?  The museum partic...
05/03/2019

Did you know that you can help the Museum of the American Railroad raise funds when you grocery shop?

The museum participates in Kroger Community Rewards. They match a portion of eligible grocery purchases with a quarterly check to the museum.

If you shop at Kroger and do not participate; we encourage you to signup. It is a great way to help organizations in the community every time you shop.

Kroger Community Rewards:

1. Have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card (See store for enrollment).
2. Have an online account with Kroger.com.
3. In your account: enroll under the "Community" tab at the left side of the screen. Find us with this information: Organization Name: MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN RAILROAD Organization Number: KD519 (Please note, this is a new number).
4. Shop

It’s springtime @historictrains the Museum of the American Railroad! Our first spring event takes place May 10th from ...
05/01/2019

It’s springtime @historictrains the Museum of the American Railroad! Our first spring event takes place May 10th from 10am-2pm. Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tickets are $25/person & include food, souvenirs, special tours of Big Boy 4018, TrainTopia, guest lectures & a live-stream watch party of the Golden Spike ceremony. Get tickets at www.historictrains.org #GoldenSpike #Transcontinental150 #TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #BigBoy4018

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
04/30/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
04/27/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
04/24/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

For donors giving between $251-$750, we will give away two Sonya Terpening 14x11 prints. Sonya Terpening is a long time ...
04/24/2019

For donors giving between $251-$750, we will give away two Sonya Terpening 14x11 prints.

Sonya Terpening is a long time participant artist in the "Prix de West Invitational Art Show" at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. She has been an invited artist to the "Masters of the American West" at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles, where she received the God medal in Watercolor. She was a Featured Artist at the "Rendezvous" show at the Gilcrease Museum. Sonya is the inaugural recipient of the Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist award from the Oklahoma State University Doel Reed Center for the Arts. Articles about Sonya's art have been featured in "Art of the West", "Western Art Collector", "Southwest Art" and "Persimmon Hill" magazines.

Sir Topham Hatt would like to thank his best friend Connor for the wonderful artwork fan mail! See #sirtophamhatt @ #day...
04/14/2019

Sir Topham Hatt would like to thank his best friend Connor for the wonderful artwork fan mail! See #sirtophamhatt @ #dayoutwiththomas in #grapevinetx today. He pulls out of the station tomorrow to journey back to #sodor so don’t miss your train. Tickets available onsite @ 705 S Main Street, Grapevine TX. #historictrains

Join us today for #DayOutWithThomas in historic downtown #grapevinetx 705 S Main. Tickets are available online www.histo...
04/12/2019

Join us today for #DayOutWithThomas in historic downtown #grapevinetx 705 S Main. Tickets are available online www.historictrains.org or onsite! #WildlifeOnTheMove will introduce families to the wonders of nature, #DallasPuppetTheater will dazzle audiences and #MisterDavid & #MartyTheMagician will pull you into the show on the main stage. Ride with #thomasthetankengine & enjoy a day of family fun! All aboard!

04/10/2019

SAVE THE DATE!
Party Like it’s 1869 !!!
150th Anniversary
Transcontinental Railroad
WATCH PARTY
Friday, May 10, 2019 10am – 2pm
TrainTopia @ Frisco Discovery Center
$25 Tickets include:
• 4018 Lapel Pin,
• Lunch, Beverages,
• Special tours of Big Boy #4018
• Live stream presentations of Golden Spike Ceremony & Arrival of 4014 and 844 in Ogden
• Big Boy history lectures
• Photo opportunities
• Drawings…and more!

Tickets on sale April 22…limited availability!

#HistoricTrains #TrainTopia

Join us today for Dallas Puppet Theater’s many performances at #dayoutwiththomas in historic downtown Grapevine! Get t...
04/07/2019

Join us today for Dallas Puppet Theater’s many performances at #dayoutwiththomas in historic downtown Grapevine! Get tickets online at HistoricTrains.org or onsite at the ticket booth. All aboard!

Don’t miss your chance to ride the rails with Thomas!  Get tickets online @ www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org or ons...
04/06/2019

Don’t miss your chance to ride the rails with Thomas! Get tickets online @ www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org or onsite @ 705 S Main, Grapevine, TX. #HistoricTrains #ThomasAndFriends #DayOutWithThomas

Tickets are still available for #dayoutwiththomas in downtown Grapevine. Get tickets online at www.museumoftheamericanra...
04/06/2019

Tickets are still available for #dayoutwiththomas in downtown Grapevine. Get tickets online at www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org or onsite at 705 S Main. All aboard!

All aboard for #DayOutWithThomas in Grapevine!  We hope to see you all there.
04/03/2019
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All aboard for #DayOutWithThomas in Grapevine! We hope to see you all there.

Experience Day Out with Thomas with your family!  Take a train ride with Thomas, enjoy live music, magic shows, animal shows, and more!  Day Out with Thomas is April 5-7 & 12-14 at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in historic downtown Grapevine, TX.    Tickets sell out quickly, so get yours now. ....

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo
03/22/2019

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo

#DayOutWithThomas is on its way to North Texas! Don’t miss out. Get your tickets now!
03/21/2019

#DayOutWithThomas is on its way to North Texas! Don’t miss out. Get your tickets now!

Day Out with Thomas is a can't-miss family event featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, the beloved storybook character. Enjoy a full day of activities and entertainment, including live interactive stage performances, magic shows, puppet shows by the Dallas Puppet Theater and, of course, a 25-minute train ride with a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine. This event takes place April 5-7 and April 12-14 at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Learn more and buy your tickets today: http://bit.ly/2CgNHcy.

Check out the spring 2019 issue of Authentic Texas magazine featuring our CEO, Bob LaPrelle's article on railroads in Te...
03/14/2019
Authentic Texas Spring 2019

Check out the spring 2019 issue of Authentic Texas magazine featuring our CEO, Bob LaPrelle's article on railroads in Texas and an article on our TrainTopia exhibit. #TexasHistory #TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #AuthenticTexas

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Authentic Texas Spring 2019, Author: Authentic Texas, Name: Authentic ...

Join us @historictrains #TrainTopia Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 from 11:30am to 12:30pm for a special Sir Toph...
03/12/2019

Join us @historictrains #TrainTopia Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 from 11:30am to 12:30pm for a special Sir Topham Hatt meet & greet! Sir Topham Hatt is in town early to prepare for Day Out with Thomas in Grapevine , TX April 5-7 & 12-14. Stop by and say hello. Take a selfie with Sor Topham Hatt, and go home with a Steam Team poster coloring sheet. All Aboard! #traintopia #thomasandfriends #nickjr #dayoutwiththomas #thomasthetankengine #grapevinetx #historictrains

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Frisco
Frisco, TX
75034

General information

The Museum of the American Railroad hosts educational tours, public tours, and features the new TrainTopia 2,500 sq. ft. model train exhibit inside the Frisco Discovery Center.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(214) 428-0101

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