"The St. Louis Museum of Transportation houses one of the largest
and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world."
John H. White
The Museum’s rail and transit collections have grown to encompass
more than 190 major exhibits. These include the mid-1800s Boston & Providence “Daniel
Nason”; Union Pacific #4006 (“Big Boy”), the largest successful
steam locomotive ever built; the diminutive “Charles H.”, a small
steam engine from Chicago’s Lake Street Elevated rapid transit line
that was cosmetically restored in 1996 to its original appearance; and
the 6,600-hp, two-engine Union Pacific diesel #6944 (“Centennial”),
built by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division in 1971.
The collection may be view within the following categories: