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2022 Speakers Series



The National Museum of Transportation is hosting an exciting free professional Speaker Series from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month. The series begins June 9, 2022, and continues through November 10, 2022, at our Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center on the Mezzanine. Note: Ed Dickens will be presenting live in October virtually–those big trains are demanding! To view the series flyer, please go here.

The series is open to the the general public and no admission is required, but advanced reservations are recommended. Member reservations begin May 2nd, non-member June 1st.

The topics and presenters are (or were if already concluded):

  • June 9 – Brian Fogarty, Railroads for Breakfast, or the High-Iron Diet
  • July 14 – Fr. Tom Keller, The Old Monopoly: Wiggins Ferry Co. and Influences on the Railroads
  • August 11 – Doug Schneider, How Railroads Shaped St. Louis
  • September 8* – Amanda Clark, More Than a Bridge (on James B. Eads) 
  • October 13* – Ed Dickens (live virtually), who ran the working restoration, and continues to run the touring, of the “Big Boy” steam locomotive, Union Pacific No. 4014
  • November 10 – David Lobbig, Bridging the Confluence: Building the Eads and Bellefontaine Spans 

*October Speaker event has been confirmed for Ed Dickens, though virtually, due to his trains/artifacts demands.



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