Member News

Raffle Contest

By Anne Murray Chilton / September 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Raffle Contest

RAFFLE CONTEST! Buy a ticket for your chance to Operate a Steam Locomotive!Sunday, October 17th & 24th at 11:30 Take the control and run down the historic Katy mainline!You’ll be the engineer of a operating steam engine for 30 minutes. $5 for one chance BUY NOW! Winners to be drawn on Saturday, October 2nd at…

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Polar Express Tickets Now On Sale!

By Anne Murray Chilton / July 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Polar Express Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale here for the Polar Express Train Ride, coming to Oklahoma City from November 12th through December 28th! Brought to you by Rail Events Productions and the Oklahoma Railway Museum, each ticket includes fantastic entertainment, delicious hot chocolate, a scrumptious cookie, and a keepsake sleigh bell to bring home. Families are…

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A Major Loss

By Anne Murray Chilton / January 24, 2021 / Comments Off on A Major Loss

It is with great sadness that we regret to inform the ORM community that one of our founding members, Bob Hussey, has passed away on January 13, 2021 at the age of 84. Bob became a member of the Central Oklahoma Railfan Club in 1980 and was elected to the original museum board in 1992. …

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Railroading Merit Badge Visits

By Anne Murray Chilton / November 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Railroading Merit Badge Visits

Oklahoma Railway Museum’s Gary Githens Railroading Merit Badge Program is active once again!  On September 5th, eight Scouts, five from Troop 6267 (Midwest City) and three from Troop 275 (Choctaw), along with two Leaders, spent the day working on activities to earn their Railroading Merit Badges.  For the first time, female Scouts outnumbered the males—a…

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Oklahoma Railway Museum Awarded CARES Act Grant

By Anne Murray Chilton / July 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Oklahoma Railway Museum Awarded CARES Act Grant

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) has awarded a $1000.00 PPE grant to the Oklahoma Railway Museum to help the museum purchase personal protective equipment and supplies to keep staff and visitors safer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oklahoma Railway Museum is one of 64 institutions to receive a grant from ODL courtesy of the federal…

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Oklahoma Railway Museum Reopening

By Anne Murray Chilton / June 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Oklahoma Railway Museum Reopening

The Oklahoma Railway Museum is happy to announce that the museum grounds and gift shop are reopening Thursday June 4, 2020 implementing the CDC’s recommended practices. We hope to resume train rides and limited group tours in July. We will have a number of new health and safety measures in place to protect our visitors,…

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Tax Benefits of the CARES Act

By Anne Murray Chilton / April 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Tax Benefits of the CARES Act

TAX BENEFITS OF THE CARES ACT As we navigate through the challenges of the global pandemic together, we are deeply grateful for your continued kindness and support of the ORM. As valued members, we wanted to pass on some important information regarding the new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act and how it…

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Passenger Fleet Expands

By Anne Murray Chilton / April 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Passenger Fleet Expands

The Oklahoma Railway Museum has purchased two lightweight passenger cars from Farmrail Corporation in western Oklahoma. Both of these cars were built in the 1950s for Canadian National as 76-seat coaches. They have since received modern electrical and HVAC equipment, installed by Farmrail in the early 2000’s. They were used for excursion services and business…

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ORM Receives Custom Rail Bench

By Anne Murray Chilton / April 3, 2020 / Comments Off on ORM Receives Custom Rail Bench

Oklahoma Railway Museum has received a custom-made bench donated by Steve Faust. The base is made of 85-pound rail and the bench is ornamented with railroad spikes and track anchors. Many thanks to Steve for creating and donating this fine work of art. We hope everyone stays home and stays safe through these difficult times.…

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A New Year and A New Siding!

By Anne Murray Chilton / February 6, 2020 / Comments Off on A New Year and A New Siding!

Oklahoma Railway Museum is starting the new year with new projects! A new siding is being constructed pointing north off the end of the station platform loop. This will give us much-needed room to store our growing collection of equipment. This is yet another small step being taken to complete our ambitious Museum Expansion Project.…

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