RailsWest Railroad Museum
1512 S Main St
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 51503
RailsWest Railroad Museum is a railroad museum operated by the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County. It illustrates the history of railroads in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The museum is housed inside an Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad passenger depot that was also used by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific. The depot opened in 1899 and would become a daily stop for the Rocky Mountain Rocket, Midwest Hiawatha, the Arrow, and Corn Belt Rocket before the end of passenger service in 1970. Similar Rock Island passenger depots were also constructed in Iowa City, Iowa and Ottawa, Illinois.
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RailsWest includes historical exhibits on the eight railroads that served the Council Bluffs community along with displays on the Railway Mail Service and an extensive HO scale model railroad.
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