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National Train Day 2011
Join us this Saturday, May 7th at Dallas Union Station for National Train Day!  The Museum of the American Railroad will feature two of its historic trains in celebration of this nationwide event.

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KCS Railway Makes Early Christmas Gift to Museum
Trains always make great Christmas gifts, especially when they’re life-sized!  The Kansas City Southern Railway has generously donated a surplus boxcar to the Museum of the American Railroad to be added to its permanent collection.

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Dallasites Head Up Museum Capital Campaign
Prominent Dallasites Ellen Higginbotham Rogers and John DeGolyer Maxson will Co-Chair the Museum’s Capital Campaign in 2011.  As a result, the Museum’s campaign to raise construction funds for its new site in Frisco will have even greater momentum and visibility in the New Year.

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Museum Receives Lead Gift
DALLAS, TX:  The Museum of the American Railroad has received a lead gift from Mr. John D. “Jack” and Sally S. Maxson.  The Maxsons are lifelong residents of Dallas.  They have graciously contributed $50,000.00 to the Museum as its Capital Campaign for the Frisco site moves forward.  This is a substantial cash gift toward the Museum’s goal of $500,000.00 for construction of its Phase 1A facilities in Frisco.

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Two Authors...One Evening!
FRISCO, TX:  Two Authors, One Evening! – Join us on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00pm at the Frisco Heritage Museum for Two Authors…One Evening!  This event features two famous authors presenting their new works, Appetite for America and Letters to Jud. 

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Smithsonian Institution Donates Rare Locomotive to Museum
FRISCO, TX:  The Museum of the American Railroad has added a rare diesel locomotive from the Smithsonian Institution to its permanent collection.  The model PA-1 locomotive will join the museum’s Historic Santa Fe Railway Collection, which comprises several other prized pieces from the line.  Built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) of Schenectady, NY, the locomotive is one of a handful of its type still in existence.

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