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On Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, Historic Pullman Foundation invites you to join us for an exciting weekend-long celebration of another important Pullman story: railroad innovation and the people who drive it.

Visitors will be able to explore four historic Pullman Cars from different eras at the 111th Metra station over the weekend. The 1923 NYC 3 will return, along with newcomers, the 1914 Francis L. Suter car, the 1950 the Royal Street Observation car, and Amtrak’s George M. Pullman.

Through a virtual reality experience (hosted by our friends at Norfolk Southern, you’ll be able to pop on a pair of VR goggles and see how advanced technology fuels America’s freight railroads. Plus, using a locomotive simulator, learn what skills it takes to operate a railroad locomotive.

Experience the “RAILROADERS: JackDelano’s Homefront Photography” exhibition, organized by Center for Railroad Photography and Art and Chicago History Museum, opening in the renovated Pullman Exhibit Hall (formerly the shared Visitor Center). The exhibition is a striking visual exploration of the hard work and heroism of railway workers in the yard, on the trains and in the station during World War II and is accompanied by thoughtful biographies and interactive elements.

The weekend will be a mix of free events and a single ticket for entry into others. Save by purchasing advance tickets today. Day-of admission will include a $5 surcharge.


Don’t miss out: On Saturday we’ll be featuring the Model A car club. On Sunday, join HPF for Bon French’s Speaker Series event exploring Jack Delano’s historic photographs.


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