Traveling Trunk

Bring the Railway To Your Classroom

Teachers — this one is for you.

We'd love for you to bring a school trip to the Oklahoma Railway Museum, but we realize that's not always practical. So we made a way for the Museum to come to you.

The Traveling Trunk is designed to teach children in grades Pre-K to 6th about railroading. Introduce your class to the history of America's rail transportation network with artifacts, activities, lesson plans, and toys that bring this rich tradition to life.

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You can pick up the Traveling Trunk for your classroom by giving us a $25 refundable deposit. You can then keep the trunk for up to two weeks before returning it to the Oklahoma Railway Museum.

Don't wait for a field trip to introduce your classroom to railroading. Bring the Museum to your students. Contact us today at (405) 424-8222 or to reserve your time with the Traveling Trunk.

Your Traveling Trunk includes (but is not limited to):


  • Railroad lantern
  • Signaling flags
  • Telegraph key
  • Historic telegrams
  • Diner menus
  • Conductor's and engineer's caps
  • Brakeman's club
  • Pieces of coal

Educational materials:

  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Coloring sheets
  • Safety signs
  • Model train cars
  • Plastic railroad set

Teacher resources:

  • Vocabulary lists
  • Maps
  • Railroad history information
  • Lesson plans

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