The Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood is just 20 minutes from my house. Probably best known for its collection of train engines and cars, many of them very rare, it also houses a modest automobile collection and at least one streetcar and one jet airplane. It also has a pretty cool activity center for kids where the grownups can sit back and just watch the kids having fun. It’s a great place for kids crazy about trains (e.g. my oldest grandson) because they, and the grownups, can climb up in a couple of the engines and handle all the valves and steering mechanisms, walk down the aisles of some coach cars, check out the layout a of a caboose, and walk through the belly of the largest tank car ever made. The downside – it’s really sad to see the deteriorating condition of some of the engines and cars.
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