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First Train ride of 2016

Our first train run of the 2016 season is Saturday April 2, 2016 Come ride the train, see the museum GH0337and enjoy the spring weather.

Regular Train Ride Train Rides are available for kids of all ages every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, April to August

The Train leaves Oakwood Depot at the museum at 9:15AM, 11:15AM,1:15PM, 3:15PM

Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids 12 and under, kids under 3 ride free

ORM merchandise at Land’s End

ORM members can now order apparel with embroidered an ORM logo from Lands End at this website
Once you select the item you want, you will then be able to select the logo and where you want it placed.
We will send out emails when Lands End runs a special. Anything on sale in the regular catalog will be on sale on this site as well.
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Last Regular train ride of 2014

The last regular train ride of the 2014 season will be on Saturday August 30, 2014

Trains leave Oakwood depot at 9:15, 11:15, 1:15 and 3:15

Conductor Drake Rice Lets an aspiring conductor try on his hat.

Proposed Plan for ORM

Proposed PlanThe proposed plan to allow for an improved use of the property and better control of access to the museum grounds while providing improved display areas, activity areas, office area with meeting rooms, new additional restrooms and separates the work areas from the museum functions better for safety purposes.

New Membership rates for 2012

Become an ORM Member

For those interested in becoming members of the Oklahoma Railway Museum, Ltd., Central Oklahoma Chapter of the NRHS, memberships are available at the following rates:

  • Regular Membership – $36.00 per year (spouse included)
  • Senior Member (Retired) – $30.00 per year (age 65 and up) (spouse included)
  • Student Member (Full-Time Student) – $30.00 per year.
  • Lifetime Member – $500.00

National Railway Historical Society dues are $36.00 per year (Spouses are an additional $5.00). (Student memberships are $16 each.) NRHS can change dues without notice


Please Print and fill out the Membership Application linked below and mail to:

Oklahoma Railway Museum, Ltd.
3400 NE Grand Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111

Membership Application: 2012 membership form

For information on membership contact Gary by email.

Just want to visit the museum on a Saturday? It’s FREE.

Want to take yourself or your family on a Train Ride? Visit the Train Rides Page for pricing and schedule.


ORM/NARCOA Motor Car event 10/15/2011

October 15, 2011
Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad
McAlester, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Railway Museum (ORM) will host a trip on the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad (A-OK) from McAlester, OK traveling Eastward on the ex-Rock Island Railroad trackage that A-OK operates to Red Oak, Ok and then return. Total mileage will be 92 miles round Trip. Set on will begin at 8:00AM in McAlester, OK on 5th Street Crossing between E. Choctaw Ave. and E. Chickasaw Ave. Departure will be at 9:00AM. The cost will be $40.00. Excursion Coordinator is Drake Rice. Requirements: Must be a member of NARCOA and ORM and have a valid NARCOA insurance card and operator’s certificate required. NARCOA Rulebook 6.5 in effect for this event. For complete ride information will be available after September 6th. Contract EC Drake Rice at the above e-mail.

Museum Needs

Please check out our new Museum Needs page where you can find information on projects the Oklahoma Railway Museum needs help funding as well as other equipment and volunteer needs.

Loss of a great friend

John Donald Ansell, 70 of Midwest City died Monday, August 8, 2011. John was born November 19, 1940 in Fairchance, PA, the son of Joseph Ansell and Alice Moore. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sabra Cherrill Ansell; son, Craig and his wife, Susan and their children, Garrett, Cooper and Stephanie; son, Derek and wife Andrea and their children, Stephanie and husband David Bailey and daughter Aubrey, Jessica and husband Jamin Moses and son Jude, and Caleb; daughter, Sabra Gadberry and husband, Derek and their sons, Ryan and Jason; son, Chad and wife Reagan and their children, Summer, Justin and Tristan; daughter, Carmen Funderburk and husband, David and their children, Cydnie, Megan, Samuel, Lydia and Asher. John served his country in the United States Air Force, worked for several railroads including Rock Island and Sante Fe, and retired from the City of Midwest City water department. He was acting National Director from Oklahoma for the National Railway Historical Society, a volunteer Conductor/Engineer for the Oklahoma Railway Museum and Midland Railway in Kansas. He was awarded Presenter of the Year three times for Operation Life Saver. John was an avid blood donor and donated tissue to LifeShare after his death.

ORM Newsletter The Dispatcher to go electronic

Effective January 2012, we will no longer Bulk US Mail the Dispatcher. The Dispatcher can be forwarded via email, or read directly from the ORM Website. Please send us your current email address click here

For those members who do not have computer access we will continue to mail the newsletter. However members need to request that a copy be mailed to them. To request mailed copy of newsletter click here