Here's a chance to experience real rail rolling stock up close and personal.  Reach out and touch a club car, box car, engines, cabooses, and railway post office car.  Many of the cars you can actually climb aboard and see what trains are like from the inside.

Admission to rail car display included in RailsWest Museum admission fee.

Hours: Saturdays 11-4, Sunday 1-4


Historical Society of Pottawattamie County members: Free

Adults: $10.00; Seniors (60 and over) and students: $8.00

Ages 6 - 18: $5.00; Ages 5 and under free.

Click on the photo to learn more about each car...

Union Pacific Boxcar #462536

Union Pacific Railway Post Office Car #5908

Union Pacific Locomotive #814

CB&Q Locomotive #915

Rock Island Caboose #17130

Plymouth Locomotive #5700

CB&Q Caboose #13855

Interact with other Rail Fans on the Society’s Facebook Page.

”Like” and “Follow” the Historical Society’s railroad Facebook page for photos and tales from the archives. It’s a great place to share memories and historical tidbits and tales with others and stay up-to-date with happenings at the museum.

RailsWest Museum.

The 1899 depot was built for the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific RailRoad and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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