Romancing the Rails: Train Travel in the 1920s and 1930s: Opening June 12, 2021

June 12, 2021–February 27, 2022

The 1920s and 30s were a kind of golden age for rail travel in the U.S., a period when railroads were portrayed as modern amenities that carried passengers to romantic getaways in luxury and comfort. Yet the story of railroads and rail travel during the period is much more complex, involving talented individuals, hardworking people, engineering accomplishments, celebrations, and momentous events.