Ticket to Ride Display

Chug in for The Strong’s Ticket to Ride display, and explore the history of America’s fascination with railroad toys:

  • Marvel at artifacts that showcase American railroading in the 19th century, such as wooden pull trains and miniature steam engines.
  • Discover how popular toy manufacturers—including American Flyer, Lionel, and Marx—brought the excitement and novelty of train excursions to childhood play.
  • Check out early models of toy trains carved from wood and made from tin.
  • Learn about Lady Lionel line of trains marketed towards girls in the late 1950s.
  • See an electronic toy train set created by Lionel Corporation.

The Ticket to Ride display is included with general museum admission fees.