Here are just a few of the trains that we met, head-on, at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #300 Silver Spirit dinette/observation car.
The Pennsylvania GG1 Electric Locomotive was mainly used for passenger trains.
Union Pacific #4017 “Big Boy” weighs over 600 tons and was used to haul freight over the Wyoming and Utah mountains during the 1940’s and 50’s.
Lake Superior & Ishpeming #24 an early 20th century locomotive.
Green Bay & Western #315-C430 Diesel built in 1968 was one of the last built before US production ceased.
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific #2 Aerotrain was built in 1955 by General Motors. It was designed to be fast, lightweight and economical, the coaches being fashioned from bus bodies. It was not a success, however, due to its rough ride and poor design and was unpopular with both passengers and railroads.