Union Pacific Railroad Museum – Council Bluffs, IA


August 26, 2010 – Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Union Pacific Railroad Museum map


We really enjoyed our visit to the Union Pacific Railroad Museum!  We spent about 45 minutes looking through all of the exhibits and learning about the history of the railroad industry.  And best of all, it’s free!  Also they had a great little giftshop where I got a few postcards, and best of all, a little rubber duckie who is a conductor!  :)


Here’s a little blurb about the museum from the museum’s official site:  “The Union Pacific Railroad Museum houses one of the oldest corporate collections in the nation. It includes artifacts, photographs, and documents that trace the development of the transcontinental railroad and the American West. Our mission is to educate the public about the past, present and future of America’s largest railroad and the railroad industry. To accomplish this mission the museum will collect, research, and preserve a large collection of photographs, archives and artifacts relating to the railroad industry and the Union Pacific Railroad.”


“I don’t want to be first in line to see Mrs. Train
I expect that it doesn’t matter to Mrs. Train
Being comfortable with yourself
And being patient and taking your time
Are the things that Mrs. Train can understand

I’ve never seen a train like this before
But then again there’s never been
A train like this before like Mrs. Train
And someone’s got to be the one to declare
That they want to be next in line to see Mrs. Train

But I don’t want to be first in line to see Mrs. Train
I expect that it doesn’t matter to Mrs. Train
Being patient and taking your time
Are things a train can understand
And I’ll be happy when I finally take her hand

There’s never been a train like this before.
Someone’s got to be the one
At the head of the line to first see Mrs. Train.
But I’m not in any rush to head the line
And so the line has a missing head.

And I don’t want to be first in line to see the missing head
I expect that it doesn’t matter to the missing head
Being patient and taking your time
Are things that a head can understand
And I’ll be happy when I finally take its hand

There’s never been a head like this before
Someone’s got to be the one
At the head of the line to first see the missing head
But I’m not in any rush to head the line
And so the line has a missing head

(Missing head) And I don’t want to be first in line to see the missing head
(Missing head) I expect that it doesn’t matter to the missing head
Being patient and taking your time
Are things that a head can understand
And I’ll be happy when I finally take its hand”


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