Date: 18 April 2009, Saturday 10:00 AM
Railroads on Active Duty
April 18-19, 2009 St. Paul MN
Come join the Minnesota Transportation Museum’s Jackson Street Roundhouse, in a tribute to the men and women who moved goods and people across the country during World War II. (WWII)
The Jackson Street Roundhouse’s Railroads on Active Duty event remembers the influence of transportation during WWII. The museum will offer unlimited rides on vintage train cars and classic buses like the soldiers rode, featuring new exhibits (including authentic World War II military uniforms, war-time posters and magazine ads, military model train cars on display, and more), historic re-enactors in a live WWII headquarters display, period army and civilian vehicles, children’s crafts and toys of the era, plus museum and restoration shop tours.
On Saturday evening from 7 PM to 10 PM the Roseville Big Band will provide live music; join us for a fantastic swing dancing event!
Also, experience interactive railroading and transportation exhibits including steam engines and rolling stock restoration. Plus, witness daily railroading operations, which include one of the nation’s last fully functioning roundhouse turntables, and watch rail traffic on the adjacent mainline, one of the critical rail arteries of the Upper Midwest.
The Jackson Street Roundhouse is conveniently located one exit north of downtown St. Paul, at the Pennsylvania Ave exit on I35E, then west on Pennsylvania Avenue (193 Pennsylvania Ave E. 55130).
Railroads on Active Duty weekend event
April 18th and 19th; 10 AM – 5 PM
Dance April 18th 7 PM – 10 PM
Adults $12, Children $8 Dance admission $10
Open regular hours year-round,
Wednesdays 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM
For specific daily and special event information, directions, sponsorship opportunities, advance tickets, and more information visit www.trainride.org or call 651-228-0263
Pat Kytola, Museum Director, Minnesota Transportation Museum
Office 651-228-0263 ext 3104