What's New @ The Spike - Claire Saucier

Sep 13, 2023

Can you feel Fall in the air? We can! So it's time to change up our Williamstown III layout in the Welcome Center. We're getting the Halloween layout designed now and it should be ready in about 10 days or so. We'll leave it on display until the middle of November so you have plenty of time to come see our spooky layout and fall decorations.

The Golden Spike Car Show is also coming up on October 7th. We've got some great attendance prizes and raffle items for you to win. This show benefits our Capital Campaign, so come and be prepared to help support Iron Spike by participating in the raffle and 50/50 drawing. 

Finally, we're also planning our annual Trunk or Treat event. This is held on Sunday, October 29th this year. We are looking for people to bring candy and games for the kids. This event is always well attended by 100-150 kids every year. So your participation would be most welcome!

Published by Claire Saucier, April 23, 2022

April 27, 2024 - 8th Anniversary Train Show at

 City Auditorium, 

211 High Street, Washington, MO 63090

10am to 3pm


Published by Claire Saucier ·updated May 18, 2022

If you wish to see operating trains on Wednesday or Thursday, we ask that you make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance to visit the Museum. Just call : 636-283-5166 and leave a message to let us know your plans. This is due to a shortage of trained volunteer tour guides and operators. Volunteers are needed to conduct tours, operate trains and just answer visitors questions. If you are interested in learning what it takes to be a volunteer, just come by and talk with us or give us a call. We'd love to have you as part of the Iron Spike family.

As a reminder, we still request visitors to leave a contact phone number before entering the Museum. Visitors may wear masks or not by individual choice. We appreciate very much your cooperation with our safety precautions. These procedures are in place because we want to stay healthy and we want you to stay healthy, too.

Registry for Good

So, you've all heard of a bridal registry? Iron Spike now has a "Registry for Good" courtesy of Walmart.com. It is another way you can show your love and support to your favorite model train museum. We have a registry called "Everyday Essentials." It only contains things we use on a regular basis such as office supplies, batteries for the LEGO display, and coffee for the volunteers. We've kept the list modest and frugal. The great thing is ANYONE can purchase off the list, and the items will be delivered directly to us. Here is the link to our registry landing page. Maybe you will find something on our list that you would like to help out with. Of course, we have also included gift cards to help out with those unexpected or one-time purchase needs.


Iron Spike, Inc is a 501(c)(3) public charity museum in Washington Missouri, dedicated to the preservation and display of model railroading and railroad history. All listings benefit the museum and come from donations. www.ironspike.org

Do you have a Lionel train layout and want to expand?  We have large selection of vintage track available.  Also vintage HO engines, cars, etc.  Large selection of Village items for detailing your home train layout. Come in and check it out!!