The Museum regularly hosts exhibits depicting railroad art and photography as well as related railroad materials. These are typically presented in the second floor gallery and run for a number of months. Railroads not only have attracted many fans, but have drawn the attention of skilled artists and photographers.
Safety First! The Evolution of Railroading Safety Practices
April 23 – December 31, 2016
With the frantic pace of early railroad construction in America, safety concerns often took a backseat to profit and expansion. Inevitably, accidents happened more frequently as trains became heavier and faster, and as traffic steadily increased. Not surprisingly, the number of injuries and deaths also soared among workers — the very people charged with building, maintaining and operating the railroads.
This exhibit examines several railroad jobs and how emerging technologies and practices sought to improve the safety of workers. Regular Museum hours. Included in the regular Museum admission.