- The first step towards the initiation of the Museum of Transportation was the display of a vintage 1870 mule-drawn streetcar Bellefontaine which was initiated by a group of individuals passionate about preserving the history of American vehicles. Today, after subsequent addition of such heritage artifacts, the museum boasts of having a collection that ranges from antique cars, boats and airplane to a major collection of locomotives and railroad equipments. The standard gauge rail tracks are connected to an active Union Pacific Railroad main line, thus, facilitating the museum to receive a sizable collection of rare vintage locomotives from across the country. Besides, the Earl C. Lindburg Automotive Center inside the museum comprises of a small collection of automobiles, the oldest being the 1908 Galloway Express truck. The display of C-47 Skytrain and a T-33 Shooting Star at the main gate, and the Missouri Rive Towboat are the museum two of the several attractions at the museum. Call for group reservations and more information.
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