To meet the growing demand for plaques to honor railroaders, the Museum's Railroaders Hall Plaque display has been rebuilt and expanded. With the help of a number of museum staff members and with financial support and volunteer leadership by the Friends of the Railroad Museum, the display is now larger, more attractive, and functional.
Seen above is the museum's Restoration Manager Allan Martin, who took an initial concept and enhanced it, and then oversaw the craftsmanship. Now, there is room for thousands of more easily-viewed plaques, plus needed storage space. The nearby pedestal holds a local index of all plaques, to aid visitors in finding particular ones.
Proceeds from plaque purchases are dedicated to improving the exhibits and programs of the museum. The project is administered for the museum by the Friends of the Railroad Museum.
Explanatory Leaflet with Printout Order Form
Secure Online Order Form
See the full list of railroaders' plaques here.
Searching for a relative or ancestor who once worked on the railroad? Records are very hard to come by. See here for some suggestions.