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A periodic look at the progress and events taking place at the Milwaukee Railroad Shops in Sioux City, Iowa. Check here for all our latest news, events, and blog posts.

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Rare Union Pacific terracotta shield donated for exhibit

The Union Pacific Railroad, based in Omaha, NE, has gifted to the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association (SHRA) a rare terracotta tile with its 1914 to 1932 era corporate logo. The terracotta shield is on display with the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District collection of railroad artifacts. Measuring approximately four foot by four foot, the terra […]

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SHRA receives major gift from Union Pacific Railroad

The Siouxland Historical Railroad Association (SHRA) announced today a gift of $15,000 from the Union Pacific Foundation for the reconstruction of roundhouse bay 1 as part of the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District preservation project in Sioux City. The gift from the Union Pacific Railroad is the largest corporate gift to the SHRA. In recognition […]

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Machine Shop Clean-up Begins

One of winter’s last blasts of cold temparatures, snow and ice did not slow volunteers on Saturday, March 7, 2009. SHRA volunteers are beginning the process of cleaning out the debris and wood rot from the machine shop building in preparation of the major reconstruction that will take place in Fall 2009 and Spring 2010. […]

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Architect selection process nearing completion

The selection process for the architectural firm that will be responsible for drafting the construction plans and documents for the machine shop and new model railroad exhibit building is nearing completion. Staff with the City of Sioux City, fiscal and administrative agent for the project, will make a selection recommendation to the Iowa Department of […]

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Railroad museum starts silver anniversary fund-raising drive

The Siouxland Historical Railroad Association (SHRA) is starting its silver anniversary fund-raising campaign with the goal of generating $25,000 for two new improvement projects at the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District in Sioux City. The new fund-raising campaign “Give ‘em a High Five for 25 years” is being launched on Saturday, Valentine’s Day. The SHRA’s […]

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SHRA announces 2009 ASAP projects

As part of its Roundhouse 101 Centennial Challenge development campaign, the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association is initiating a new program “Adopt-a-Special-Action Project” or better known as ASAPs. The Special Action Projects are short-term projects requiring capital resources of $50,000 or less for materials and supplies, can be accomplished with volunteer labor or small contractors, and […]

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The SHRA board of directors has appointed Ken Brown, a longtime volunteer, as webmaster for the organization’s website portal: In addition, the board has contracted with Jacomic Technologies, a Sioux City-based design firm, to build the new website domain. The release date for the new website is scheduled for March 1st. Further updates on […]

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Grant Awarded for New Exhibit Building

The Loess Hills Alliance Economic Development Committee is awarding $4,000 to the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association to assist in the construction of a new 5,000 sq. ft. exhibit building to display a model railroad exhibit. The new exhibit building will allow the musuem to interpret the science and technology associated with engineering a railroad through […]

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