"May you always see the world 
through the eyes of a child."
C.J. Heck
Miss Linda Day
Friday, May 11th, 2018
9 am - 12 noon
The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein 
Education & Visitor Center

In loving memory of Linda Kay MacRunnel
Creation Station Crew Captain 2000 - 2017
Miss Linda will be truly missed by her
National Museum of Transportation family.
Her kind spirit, generous heart, and gentle soul touched the
lives of thousands of children - and adults.
She taught us all by her extraordinary example.
The Vision for Our Future
In 2018, The National Museum of Transportation will embark on a capital campaign ensuring a bright future for our historic past.  

Here is a glance at several major NMOT slated capital improvements:

An airy train pavilion will protect the world-class rail collection for future generations.

Guests exploring the Museum will traverse multiple levels 
of exhibit space.

For the first-time in decades, the entire Museum collection will be housed on The National Museum of Transportation campus in this preservation facility.

The visitor experience will increase as guests will be able to ride an historic trolley from the Roberts' Pavilion to The Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center.  Trolley platform construction begins March 1st, 2018.

More details coming soon...

A 1850s Horse-drawn Coach, a 1950s Cushman Eagle Scooter, a 1957 Gyrodyne XRON-1 Rotorcycle, a late 1800s Banner Buggy Surrey, a 1920 Buick Motor Bus...
and much more!

There is only one place in the world that all this 
Really Cool Stuff  can be seen  under one roof!
The National Museum of Transportation 
Really Cool Stuff exhibit opens in The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education & Visitor Center on  Thursday, March 1st and runs through  October 31st, 2018.  It'd be really cool if you'd stop by!
Artifact of the Month
A 1929 Elgin-Leach Corp. Street Sweeper

T his Elgin Model D street sweeper was the company's first machine designed specifically for automobile traffic.  The brushes concentrated on the curbs instead of the center of the street waste removal typical for horse-drawn traffic.  This 1929 street sweeper is believed to be the oldest street sweeper in America and is currently on exhibit in The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education & Visitor Center with a lot of other Really Cool Stuff!

Take A Seat...Please!
PTC 2740 Adopt-a-Seat Program

The National Museum of Transportation Trolley Volunteers are currently refurbishing our Philadelphia Transit Company #2740.  This was the first car that the Trolley Volunteers put into service at the Museum in 1998.  The seats of this trolley were last refurbished by SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, in 1984.
The seats, as received from SEPTA in 1995, were blue with red trim.  Our goal is to restore the seats back to the original brown color.  The cost to reupholster a double seat is $199.00 and a single seat is $149.00.  
Will you Adopt-A-Seat for renovation?  
Click here to donate  
If you cannot contribute to the  entire cost of a seat restoration, please make a general donation of any amount to this restoration project.  All donations are appreciated.

Checks should be made payable to:  TMA - Trolley Fund and mailed to  2967 Barrett Station Road, St. Louis, MO  63122.  Please mark on your donation:  PTC #2740 Restoration.
This 1972 Mercedes 280 SE Can Be Yours!
What a great way to spend Father's Day...driving your new Mercedes!  The opportunity is yours.  
Purchase your raffle tickets here.
Drawing at The National Museum of Transportation at  2:00pm on  Sunday, June 17th, 2018.  Proceeds benefit The National Museum of Transportation and The Empowerment Network.  
Tickets are $25 each or five for $100.
The Miniature Train Opens Saturday, March 10th!
(weather permitting)
We have to  level  with you, 
we have been working so hard getting ready for the 2018 season!

Looking Forward to Saving 300,000 Documents 
from the Past
(Photo:  Teresa Militello, Curator - Library and Archives, puts the new scanner to use)

The  NMOT Library acquired an Image Access WideTEK 48C-600 wide-format scanner.   This machine can scan oversized documents up to 48" wide, and will be vital in our efforts to digitize and preserve the Museum's collection of over 300,000 technical drawings.  
This purchase was made possible  through generous donations from of the St. Louis Chapter of the NRHS, the Missouri Pacific Railroad Historical Society, Mr. Bill Saenger, and Mr. Fred Lonnes. 
Thank you to Dr. and Mrs. Darryl Ross for funding 
the installation of a public address system campus wide 
at The National Museum of Transportation.  
Our Mission:
The National Museum of Transportation will be the leader in protecting and interpreting North American transportation heritage.  
As stewards of our heritage, we will provide engaging education programs, interactive and interpretative exhibits, and conserve transportation history for the next generations.
The National Museum of Transportation is a private 501(c)3 S.T.E.A.M. learning and history preserving organization.

Dr. Darryl A.Ross                              Terri McEachern
President of the Board                      Executive Director