Nebraska’s rich railroad heritage will be highlighted this weekend in the Omaha metro area. Patty O’Bryan is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Durham Museum in Omaha and says Saturday and Sunday is their 7th annual Railroad Days.
This year’s Railroad Days theme is Marvels in Railroad Innovation. To highlight the changes in technology visitors will have an opportunity to see a 50’s – 60’s era locomotive, am #9 Streamliner parked nose to nose with a current SD 70. Union Pacific Railroad is setting up a mobile training center with seven consoles to simulate locomotive engineer training. And for the kids there is a garden gauge model train on display. The track will be on the floor so little ones can get a good view of the exhibit.
Railroad Days activities will be held at the Durham Museum, Lauritzen Gardens, The Union Pacific Railroad Museum – all in Omaha and the RailsWest Railroad Museum and the Historic General Dodge House in Council Bluffs.
O’Bryan says a family pass is $15 and is good for both days and an individual pass is $5. Parking is available at all five venues and free transportation will be provided to the other locations.
Railroad Days is 9 to 5 both days.