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At War" now open at the
James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center
at War is on exhibit at the James H. Andrew Railroad
Museum and History Center. This exhibit, partially
sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment
for the Humanities, highlights contributions railroading
made to Iowa and the nation in support of various U.S.
This exhibit displays informational banners on several
topics including railroading and the Civil War and World
War I. Other banners explain how U.S. railroads supported
the war effort in World War II, including the economy,
national unity, troop trains, and the utility of the
railroads in wartime.
More banners include information about women in
railroading, Camp Dodge and the electric railway and the
North Platte, Nebraska Servicemen's canteen. One banner is
devoted to Union Pacific's "Big Boy" steam locomotives and
their role in World War II.
In addition to the dozen banners with rare photography,
the museum will show archival railroad motion picture
footage in the theater.
A combination of artifacts and interactive displays will
highlight little-known facts on wartime contributions made
by U.S. railroads and the people who worked for them.
See the importance of U.S. railroads in turning the tide
of war through the years and how the railroads contributed
to Iowa and the nation.
Museum entrance fee is $8 adults(12 and over), $3 children
(3-12 yr.), no charge for toddler (under age 3) or free
with purchase of select excursion train tickets.
Boone county residents with a disability who require
special assistance and would like to attend this exhibit,
please call Boone County Public Transportation at
515-432-5038 between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Rides should be requested at least one day before the date
of the trip.
For more information about this event call 1-800-626-0319
or e-mail: email@example.com.
Depots of Iowa
one time, there were more than 1,000 railroad depots in
Iowa, serving a number of railroads. If
have ever wondered about the history of these depots,
wonder no more.
"Depots of Iowa" exhibit encompasses Iowa railroad depot
history, beginning with the inception of railroads and
their depots in the state, progressing through the golden
years, and culminating with the declining years of
the importance of railroad depots as social centers,
communication outlets, and their initial catalysts of
community builders in the state. Color banners highlight
depot history, with many unseen photos. In addition,
several interactive kiosks are available, enabling
visitors to view many Iowa depots, with more depots being
added over time.
page for more information.
Railroaders: Honoring their careers
the first of our articles highlighting the
contributions that railroaders have made to the
industry. These folks went above and beyond the
call of duty in their work, and made important
contributions to railroading in the United States.
Now, we are honored to be able to shine a
spotlight on Norman "Si" Simons. Click
here to read his story.
the case with our non-profit operating railway
museum, the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad,
The James H. Andrew Railroad Museum is a
volunteer-driven organization. We are always
looking for a few good volunteers. Our Volunteers
page has been updated with a look at the many
opportunities to volunteer at the James H. Andrew
can help preserve Iowa's railroad history by
making your contribution now. Donations may be
Historical Society Foundation Board, PO Box 603,
Boone, Iowa 50036, or pay by credit card by
calling 1-800-626-0319, Monday through Friday from
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. The
Iowa Railroad Historical Society is a non-profit 501C3
tax-exempt corporation, and as
such, donations may be tax deductible. More
information may be found on our Support
Scenic Valley Railroad / James H. Andrew Railroad Museum
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