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Omaha’s Historic Train Collection

August 23rd, 2016 – Downstairs at the restored Union Station is a museum, split into several segments. First off are some historic railroad locomotives and cars.

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20160823_134106A Pullman bar and smoking car. Tom, the docent, was very informative.

20160823_140717When President Harry Truman was campaigning, this was the Pullman car he and his staff used in 1948.

Victorious Pres. cand. Harry Truman jubilantly holding up CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE newpaper w. headlines DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN which overconfident Republican editors had rushed to print on night of the election, as he stands on rear-platform of his campaign train.

Victorious Pres. cand. Harry Truman jubilantly holding up CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE newpaper w. headlines DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN which overconfident Republican editors had rushed to print on night of the election, as he stands on rear-platform of his campaign train.

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Next to the static train exhibits is an O-gauge model railroad, that illustrates the importance of the railroad in the history and development of Nebraska. Certain features operated when the visitor pushed a button.20160823_135022 20160823_135005 20160823_134947 20160823_135045   20160823_134854   20160823_144847

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