The National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, is one of our favorite places. On a gray day we were able to stay inside to create our panorama in the Lenfestey Center and see many colorful trains.
On the panorama straight ahead is the #4017 "Big Boy" (black), to the right is the GG-1 electric locomotive (red with yellow stripes), Pullman car exhibit (red) and to the far left is the Eisenhower (green).
There is an exhibit on porters called "Pullman Porters: From Service to Civil Rights" which shows how the color of your skin can change things for the better, but maybe not without a lot of work and time.
The Lenfestey Center is home to the Museum's most significant rolling stock, including Union Pacific #4017 - Big Boy - the world's largest steam locomotive.
One of the 16 remaining Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 electric locomotives and U.S. Army #101, a Pershing-class steam engine, are on exhibit in the Lenfestey Center.
The Lenfestey Center is also home to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the locomotive, and a portion of the general's WWII command train.
Pullman Porters: From Service to Civil Rights, is at the nexus of three central historical narratives: railroads in United States History, and the labor and civil rights movements of the 20th century. Using the latest digital technology as well as the most current methods of museum exhibition, the exhibit, Museum staff have developed a compelling exhibit that tells the story of a group of men who worked America’s rail lines for nearly 100 years. The exhibit features a restored 1920s 10-1-2, Pullman sleeper car, the Lake Mitchell, supported by interpretive elements in and around the car. Exhibit elements include a computer generated porter with interactive capabilities inside the car, original artifacts, touch screen computer kiosk offering curriculum relevant materials such as oral histories, and period music that illustrate the cultural, political and racial climate of the time.