Railroad Days 2009

801 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 444-5071
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For this year’s Railroad Days, The Durham Museum is proud to showcase Union Pacific’s beautiful Denver, Rio Grande and Western Heritage locomotive. Incorporating historic colors and graphic elements of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, the heritage locomotive unveiled in June 2006 pays tribute to the men and women of the railroad who “went everywhere the hard way.” The locomotive will be located on trackside, for guests to see up close and take photos. Union Pacific staff will also be on hand with track maintenance of way equipment including a Tamper and a Regulator. Plus, ‘Freight Train’ Frank is back to entertain with his railroad songs.

Explore our summer exhibition, Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, and dare to go to depths previously unexplored and discover the world of lost, historic shipwrecks – all without getting wet! The exhibit takes adventurers back in time and miles under the sea.  Showcasing Odyssey Marine Exploration’s world-class archaeological work in the deep ocean, the SHIPWRECK! exhibit contains over 500 authentic shipwreck artifacts from some of the world’s most fascinating shipwrecks. From gold coins, to silver ingots and priceless artifacts, it’s the most remarkable find on dry land!

The Durham Museum in Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station, is home to permanent exhibits that preserve Omaha’s vibrant history, traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science and industry, and many entertaining, educational, family-oriented activities. The Durham Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and has strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives, and The Field Museum.