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History in Siouxland, Building and Expanding, Sioux City Railroad Museum, Sioux City

28 May

Information and display about the work at the rail yard in Sioux City that operated as a repair yard seen at the Sioux City Railroad Museum Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa. Also seen is a new exhibit not completed concerning the Holocaust that took place in Europe during the Second World War. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Some new exhibits are being prepped for opening sometime down the road that expands on the history of the Sioux City Railroad Museum which was a functioning repair yard servicing steam and diesel locomotives and repairing rail cars for 65 years.

As the museum has grown it is expanding its educational framework and in the last year added actors who portray “real characters” who lived and worked in the rail yard between 1918 and 1981. And now new exhibits will explore more in-depth the work done at the yard as well as information regarding the Holocaust that took place in Europe during WWII.

The inside of a boxcar of a new exhibit not completed concerning the Holocaust that took place in Europe during the Second World War seen at the Sioux City Railroad Museum Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Information and display about the work at the rail yard in Sioux City that operated as a repair yard seen at the Sioux City Railroad Museum Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

A new engine has been added to the mix and some excavation was also occurring on the museum grounds as more information about the repair yard is discovered and catalogued for inclusion in the future. History is so soon forgotten it seems these days. Transitory and fleeting. But what is most times forgotten seems oft repeated.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A boxcar for a new exhibit not completed concerning the Holocaust that took place in Europe during the Second World War seen at the Sioux City Railroad Museum Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

A new “fixer upper engine” at the Sioux City Railroad Museum Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

The 1355 steam engine seen at the Sioux City Railroad Museum Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)
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