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Board Selects Fox Architects and SWT 
for Master Plan Design



The Transport Museum Association Board of Directors hired Fox Architects and SWT for Master Planning Services and Design.  Design and planning consideration will include:  Context Analysis:  site and overall access within region; Museum Collections; Topography; Property and Easements; Traffic - long-term access and circulation; Infrastructure and Utilities; Existing Buildings and Facilities; Revenue Enhancements; Wayfinding; and Natural Resources.

The planning process is estimated to take fifteen weeks.  
The Museum of Transportation has
The Power to Move You!


In conjunction with the implementation of a Museum of Transportation Master Plan, the Transport Museum Association Board of Directors will embark on The Power to Move You Capital Campaign with a fundraising emphasis on education, preservation, restoration, and exhibition.  Four priority projects have been defined in this campaign.  Priority projects include:  completion of The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education & Visitor Center; construction of an on-site artifact storage facility; completion of an open-air pavilion protecting rail artifacts; and the addition of a trolley loading platform at The Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center.
Advisory Panels Determined



As the Museum of Transportation embarks on significant change over the next few years, the staff assembled advisory panels in the following four areas: rail, trolley, automobile, and library & archives.

The panel members are recognized as progressive, highly knowledgeable in their field, and those who truly want the Museum of Transportation to prosper.  They will work with and guide staff in decisions related to artifact acquisition, de-accession, future planning and exhibit concepts.

Advisory Panel Members include:

Rail
Nick Fry
David Huelsing
Ted Williams

Trolley
Mark Goldfedder
Neil Norkaitis
David Young

Automobile
George P. Dorris III
Ben Hilliker
Bob Segasture

Library & Archives
Natalie Drew
Jane Gleason
Nancy Mcllvaney
Artifact of the month 
On a hot summer day, we thought it would be cool to feature the Union Pacific Snow Plow.


Designed and built by the Union Pacific Railroad in its Omaha Shop, the Museum rotary snow plow is the heaviest ever built weighing 367,400 pounds. (That's the same as 62 African Elephants!)

It's cutting wheel could throw snow far to either side of the track as it was pushed forward at four to six mph. It is not self propelled and must be pushed by three or four locomotives.

A steam generator heats the carburetor, prevents the fuel and water pipes from freezing and thaws out the cutting wheel if it gets stuck. The plow engineer controls both the plow and the trailing locomotives.  The circular windows in the front of this plow revolve to keep them clear from snow.

(**T he picture to the right is a rotary snow plow in action.  The photo below is the Union Pacific Snow Plow at the Museum of Transportation.**)
Save the Date
September 23rd
SMITHSONIAN DAY '17


*PET Project Car Show*
(9/23 - 9 am - 2 pm)

All exhibiting cars will be named after an animal.
Rabbits, Jaguars, Mustangs, H.O.G.s, Vipers and more!
There are more than 40 cars named after animals!

Judged Show. Trophies Awarded. SPACE IS LIMITED.
$35 entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Transportation S.T.E.a.M. Learning Programs.
Click here for application


*MOT Plein Air*
(We say  Plane Air!)
(9/23 - 9 am - 4 pm)

The Museum of Transportation houses 'the largest and best collection of transportation vehicles in the world,' according to the Smithsonian Institution.
These beautiful artifacts are works of art.  Now is the first opportunity to participate in the MOT Plein Air - Smithsonian Day - 2017.
Limited to 20 artists.  For more information,
email: museum@transportmuseumassociation.org
Is it a car, a conversation piece, or both!



Win a 1975 Trabant 601S Deluxe
Drawing, September 23, 2017 MOT
Click here for Trabant Raffle Tickets

Tickets are $25 each or five for $100.00.
Winner need not be present to win.
All proceeds benefit S.T.E.a.M. Learning 
at  the Museum of Transportation.  
The Museum of Transportation 
 
Our Mission:
The Museum of Transportation will be the leader in protecting and interpreting North American transportation heritage.


Our Goal:
Preserve and protect our transportation heritage so we are able to teach our children and our children's children about the significant role transportation played in the development of our Country.  We preserve history every day for our next generations!

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