Location: Alex Brown & Sons Foundation Gallery 

Originally conceived by transportation curator John H. White of the Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), this gallery features the Smithsonian Model Train Collection. Beginning with the early British and American pioneers of 1803-1846, the Smithsonian Model Train Collection moves through the design advancements of railway locomotives and rolling stock throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, containing some of the most exceptional railroad scale models ever crafted. The collection surrounds a General Motors E8 Prototype Model from 1949, providing guests with an interactive learning experience detailing the parts and functions of the diesel locomotive’s engine. 

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Janet F.
Morgantown, WV

As you moved through the roundhouse it felt like you were following a cohesive storyline through the early history of the railroad.

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