March 2018 Updates
There is nothing more exciting than being able to show off all of our hard work to the public. A great deal of the work for restoring our complex has come in the form of ensuring it's place in history on the National Historic Register. Read on to find an article about the work that has led us to this point and other historic markers for Sioux City.
Progress on National Register Nomination
News on Historic Register Nomination

The decades-long quest for the Milwaukee Railroad Shops to receive recognition on the National Register of Historic Places is nearing its end.

What has been a thirty-year research process to document the significance of
the former Sioux City Engine Terminal, Roundhouse and Repair Shops of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway has moved to the final stages.

With its robust collection of historic railroad buildings, including a roundhouse and turntable, rail yard, and foundation remnants of former buildings and structures; the Milwaukee Railroad Shops is poised to become one of the largest railroad repair shops in the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Park Service today announced in the Federal Register that a
15-day public comment period is now open to solicit comments on the significance of the Milwaukee Railroad Shops for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Public comments must be received by March 26, 2018.

We would love them to hear from our supporters.

Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service and other carriers to the:

National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service,
1849 C St. NW, MS 7228,
Washington, DC 20240.

Please identify the historic site in your
reference line as Woodbury County, Iowa; Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic
District, 3400 Sioux River Road, Sioux City, SG100002245
Happy 150th to the Sioux City Rail Industry!
This month, we celebrated a milestone for the railroad industry in Sioux City. On March 9, 1868, The Sioux City and Pacific Railroad welcomed the first train to the community. From that day on Sioux City became a train town!

Happy 150th Birthday to the railroad operations in Sioux City.
Photo courtesy of the Sioux City Public Museum
2018 Dinner by the Rails
Join us, Saturday, April 28th for the 2018 dinner by the rails. This "Progressive Dinner" will feature each course in a different building within our recently renovated museum complex. Enjoy a wonderful meal and experience the museum complex in a different way, all while helping to raise funds for the Sioux City Railroad Museum. Proceeds from this event will assist with 2018 operations, special project completion, and educational programming. The Sioux City Railroad Museum is owned and operated by the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Upcoming Events
Reading by the Rails
April 7th @ 10 am

In this fun reading program, designed for children 4-8, we explore the joys of reading. Each program is based around a railroad theme and offers a story time followed by a craft. The focus of our April 7th reading will be Community Service.
Restoration Week
Volunteers Wanted!
April 7- April 14
In this week-long program the museum staff, volunteers, and community members will channel all of our energy into the completion of our Grand Scale Train route. Interested participants, please register below to help us plan for your attendance.