Largest Steam Locomotive and Huge Model Train Exhibit Call Frisco Home

When the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad laid a railroad through an area of ​​North Texas in the early 1900s, it was full steam ahead for what would become one of the fastest growing cities fast from the United States.

Not far from the Toyota Stadium where JMU Football will play in Saturday’s FCS National Championship game, you will find the

at the Discovery Center.

The museum pays homage to the history of rail given the formation of the city, mainly in part, because of the railroad.

The museum staff boasts of the large collection of railway equipment ranging from powerful and powerful steam locomotives to freight and passenger wagons and a massive collection of model trains.

While the locomotives are on the outside, a huge space inside showcases a miniature world of model trains and landscapes ranging from Arizona to Texas. Known as

, the great room goes from daylight to night. The set is worth over a million dollars and it

was built from one man’s garage.

The Museum of the American Railroad is also home to the “Big Boy”. The 1.2 million pound steam locomotive is the largest in the world.

For more information on the National Railroad Museum, click here.

WHSV’s Kyle Rogers is in Frisco, Texas, where the James Madison University football team plays in the FCS National Championship on Saturday, January 11.

Jose P. Rogers