The Museum’s

rail and transit collections

have grown to encompass

more than 190 major exhibits.

Our collection is recognized

as the largest collection

of transportation vehicles

in the world.


The museum

is home to rail artifacts


the mid-1800s

Boston & Providence Railroad

Passenger Coach built in 1833;

Providence “Daniel Nason”;

the Union Pacific #4006 (“Big Boy”),

the largest successful steam locomotive ever built;

and the 6,600-hp, two-engine

Union Pacific diesel #6944 (“Centennial”),

built by General Motors’

Electro-Motive Division in 1971

and more.