On our recent Coast 2 Coast trip across America, we visited the fascinating National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri.
There we met museum guide and train driver Stan the Train Man, who took Tall Tim and Driver Jim on a personal tour of the exhibits.
The National Museum of Transportation is one of the largest and most diverse collections of transportation vehicles in the world.
The road vehicle collection of over 200 items includes a 1901 automobile built by the St. Louis Motor Carriage Co. (oldest of only nine such cars known to still be in existence), as well as the only operational Chrysler turbine car on public display.
The Museum’s rail and transit collections have grown to encompass more than 190 major exhibits. These include the mid-1800s Boston & Boston & Providence Railroad Passenger Coach built in 1833; Providence “Daniel Nason” and Union Pacific #4006 (“Big Boy”), the largest successful steam locomotive ever built.