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RAILSWEST RAILROAD MUSEUM
1512 SOUTH MAIN ST.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA 51503 -USA
Location: 16TH AVENUE & SOUTH MAIN STREET, COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - 1 MILE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80, EXIT 3.
Phone: 712-323-5182
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site RAILSWEST RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: GREATER OMAHA SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS
Comments/Directions:
Restored 1899 Rock Island Depot. Waiting Rooms restored to 1950. Historic items include railroad passes from 1870, timetables from the late 1800's, and restored ticket office with original wall clock and original working telegraph key. Freight house and Baggage room contain HO model operating railroad loosely depicting Council Bluffs - Omaha area. Rail cars are restored RI 17130, a 1969 bay window caboose and UP 5908, restored 1963 Budd built RPO, and a UP box car. UP 814, a 1937 ALCo; CB&Q 915, a 1902 product of the CB&Q's Havelock Shops, CB&Q 13855, a wood-sided caboose and CB&Q Club Car "Omaha Club" were moved from Dodge Park in Council Bluffs, IA to the RailsWest Museum in October of 1999.
 Added 09/30/2002 | Last Updated 06/17/2012

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