WASHINGTON — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will hold a traveling exhibition in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution in the fall to mark the centennial of the first steam passenger train on the East Coast.
The traveling exhibition will feature artifacts from the Smithsonian’s National Railroad Museum in Washington, including steam locomotives, locomotivies and steam trains.
It will also include new artifacts, including locomotive parts and train cars.
The exhibit is part of WMATA’s “WashPost” initiative, which was launched last year to showcase WMATA service and projects and to provide visitors with a broader view of the region’s transportation network.
The Smithsonian’s Railroad Museum will be on view from April 21-26 at the Metro Atlanta Railroad Museum.
The museum has more than a century of history and will be a hub for the WMATA Railroad Museum, which opened in 2009.
The WMATA will also display an expanded collection of steam locomotive parts and locomotive cars.
It’s part of a larger project called “The Railways of the Future.”
The museum has recently been working to restore some of the museum’s former steam locomoting equipment, and it’s looking to partner with other museums to restore and display that equipment.
The museum also plans to exhibit a full collection of artifacts from its “Steam Museum” and a train car.
It also plans on displaying the railroads of the past, including the famous Atlantic & Pacific Railroad.
The new exhibit is being developed with support from the Metro ATL Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports transportation projects and the local community.