Rene visits the National Railroad Museum again

Posted by Rene Schweitzer
on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I was on vacation last week and I took a bunch of photos for blog posts that I'm excited to share!

You might remember that Jim and I visited the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay about one year ago. If you missed that post, check it out here. Lots of good photos there.

Note: Click on any photo to enlarge.

When you enter the exhibit room, there's this great historical break-down of the china.

I could not get the entire room of china in one photograph, but here's most of it. Impressive!

We both took a week of vacation and returned to the museum (along with other places). I was particularly interested in their special display of railroad china, and I was not disappointed. It was beautiful and nicely displayed. In my excitement I did not document most of the railroads it was from (sorry, if anyone can identify, please leave a comment). I was impressed with the related materials--liquor jugs, cookbooks, menus, kitchen items, on and on. If you are in the area, check it out.

I think this is Santa Fe RR (can anyone confirm).

Some decorative china.

Displays included more than china.

This hardly looks like something that was on a railroad. It's beautiful.

Neat items from the Pennsylvania RR.

Various kitchen items.

Menus, a cookbook, and more paper items.

Need a cold one? The railroad had you covered.

China from the Hindenburg!
View of the Hindenburg menu.

A favorite---Chessie china.

The museum had a special event, and everything was lit up.

This is the S-6 we rode in.

In the cab, heading out!

Going around the museum.

An odd train: an enclosed passenger car, an open passenger car where the 'commoners' road, and a boxcar.

They had a sample holiday menu, and here's a drink recipe for something called the "Horse's Neck:" 

1 lemon

12 oz. ginger ale

Peel the entire lemon, spiral fashion, in one piece. Place a single ice cube in a tall 14-ounce glass. Arrange the lemon peel inside the length of the glass, with one end draped over the edge of the glass. Fill the glass with pale, dry, or imported ginger ale. Stir slightly with spoon. Serve at once. (Recipe from The Pullman Company)

We also learned about a special treat--for $3 extra each, you can ride in the cab of an engine! We upgraded our tickets and boarded a 1955 S-6 engine. It was Jim, I, and the engineer, and we got to ask all sorts of questions. Very cool and something we'll do again!

I've got photos for more posts of places we visited! Stay tuned for more updates.

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