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Be An Engineer Day

The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a Be An Engineer Program that can not only provide you with a ride in the cab of our 1943 General Electric 45 ton switcher locomotive, but it could land you in the engineer’s seat with you actually operating the locomotive yourself. This is a rare opportunity for rail fans and visitors alike to actually drive a diesel locomotive.

During each 2 hour-long session the participants will be given 1 hour of basic instruction by our trained engineers while learning how it works. Then, it’s time to climb into the engineer’s seat and take the locomotive for a spin for another hour while your instructor watches over your shoulder ensuring safety and proper operation are always adhered to.

Up to four people may share each of the hour-long time slots. In order to operate the locomotive you must be 18 years old or older, however, any people younger may ride along with an adult.

The cost of this unique experience is $50 per engineer and $10 per passenger. This cost will help cover fuel and train crew costs.

Reservations are required in advance and are on a first come first serve basis. The locomotive will continue to operate unless severe weather approaches.

Please contact the Railroad Museum, Sioux City at (712) 233-6996 to make your reservation or for answers to any additional questions that you may have.

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Rail Yard Talks: How Railroad Made Our Nation Great & Strong

Rail Yard Talks:
How Railroad Made Our Nation Great & Strong

Join us for another of our Rail Yard Talks Series. As part of our educational programs Rail Yard Talks focus on a life long learning theme. This month, Dr. Rudy Daniels will share information on how railroads helped our nation grow and develop.

Admission Rates Apply.
Adults- $10
Children- $8
Groups up to 4 -$20

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Old Time Railroad Music Fest

Join us for a celebration of old railroad folk songs. The Jacob Austin band of Texas will be headlining this musical celebration! Other performers from the Le Mars Old Time Music Festival will join in this on this afternoon of railroad tune!

Museum Admission Rates Apply.
Kids $8
Adults $10
Group up to 4 $20

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The Orphan Train

 

Join us as New Stage Players presents a unique production of THE ORPHAN TRAIN, hosted by the Sioux City Railroad Museum.

Between 1854 and 1929 more than 200,000 orphaned, homeless and abandoned children were relocated by train to the Midwest. THE ORPHAN TRAIN is their story.

Hear the lonesome whistle of the train wail in the unique setting of the Sioux City Railroad Museum as we follow the tales of seven orphans hoping to find a home – if not in this town, then, perhaps the next..

The museum will be open extended hours (4:30pm – 8:30pm) for the performances, which will take place at 5pm and 7pm Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. General admission tickets are $10 and include admission to the museum and will be available exclusively at the door.

Performances:

Saturday, 9/8 5pm & 7pm
Sunday, 9/9 5pm & 7pm.

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AgRail Fall Festival

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The AgRail Fall Festival is back for its 14th Year! Tractors, Trains, Music, Crafts, and an Antique Tractor Pull and Parade!  Come and celebrate this long time working relationship between farmers and railroads. This is our longest running family event is turning 14!

Schedule of Events (Subject to change)

Saturday
10am – 4pm- Museum & Exhibits Open
Classic Tractor Show & Shine
Kids Activities (All Day)
1 pm Classic Tractor Parade

Sunday
12pm- 4pm- Museum & Exhibits Open
Classic Tractor Show & Shine
Kids Activities (All Day)
1 pm Classic Tractor Parade

Admission: Free Will Donation

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Reading by the Rails

 

September Theme: Riding The Rails!

At Sioux City Railroad Museum, we believe that the ability to read greatly improves lives. Our goal is to help children retain and enhance their reading skills.

In this fun monthly reading program, we will use railroad theme books to foster a love of reading.

At the end of each program, children have the opportunity to participate in a creative activity that relates to the theme of that month.

Admission rates apply. Members- FREE!

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Reading by the Rails

 

This month’s theme: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad!

At Sioux City Railroad Museum, we believe that the ability to read greatly improves lives. Our goal is to help children retain and enhance their reading skills.

In this fun monthly reading program, we will use railroad theme books to foster a love of reading.

At the end of each program, children have the opportunity to participate in a creative activity that relates to the theme of that month.

Admission rates apply. Members- FREE!

 

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Be An Engineer Day

The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a Be An Engineer Program that can not only provide you with a ride in the cab of our 1943 General Electric 45 ton switcher locomotive, but it could land you in the engineer’s seat with you actually operating the locomotive yourself. This is a rare opportunity for rail fans and visitors alike to actually drive a diesel locomotive.

During each 2 hour-long session the participants will be given 1 hour of basic instruction by our trained engineers while learning how it works. Then, it’s time to climb into the engineer’s seat and take the locomotive for a spin for another hour while your instructor watches over your shoulder ensuring safety and proper operation are always adhered to.

Up to four people may share each of the hour-long time slots. In order to operate the locomotive you must be 18 years old or older, however, any people younger may ride along with an adult.

The cost of this unique experience is $50 per engineer and $10 per passenger. This cost will help cover fuel and train crew costs.

Reservations are required in advance and are on a first come first serve basis. The locomotive will continue to operate unless severe weather approaches.

Please contact the Railroad Museum, Sioux City at (712) 233-6996 to make your reservation or for answers to any additional questions that you may have.

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Reading by the Rails

 

At Sioux City Railroad Museum, we believe that the ability to read greatly improves lives. Our goal is to help children retain and enhance their reading skills.

In this fun monthly reading program, we will use railroad theme books to foster a love of reading.

At the end of each program, children have the opportunity to participate in a creative activity that relates to the theme of that month.

Admission rates apply. Members- FREE!

 

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S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp


In this fun and exciting summer camp, children will learn about the role railroads played in shaping the United States.
Each day of this week-long camp students will participate in discussions and activities revolving around one of the STEAM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
Snacks Provided

MEMBER COST: $95 | NON MEMBER COST: $125

Ages 5-8- 9 am – 12 pm
Ages 9-12 1pm-4pm
(Times may be subject to change)
To register: click here

Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up available

SPONSORED BY:
McDonald’s of Siouxland
Prince Manufacturing
Farrell’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Scheels

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