What's New @ The Spike - Claire Saucier

Published by Claire Saucier, April 23, 2022

Don't Forget!

April 30th - 6th Anniversary Train Show at City Auditorium, 211 High Street, Washington, MO 63090

10am to 3pm

All vendor tables are sold! We are expecting a great day for our 6th Anniversary Train Show. Remember, kids under 12 get in free FOR THE TRAIN SHOW. If you decide to visit the Museum after shopping, you'll have to pay for them there.

What's New @ The Spike - Claire Saucier

Published by Claire Saucier, March 12, 2022

Spring is just around the corner. That means the Monthly Model Train Market at Iron Spike returns on March 19th. We'll continue on the 3rd Saturday of each month (weather permitting) through at least October. Come see the treasures we have for sale and visit our vendors who make a special trip to offer you the opportunity to see their wares.

We are pleased to announce that work will soon begin on the caboose restoration. We have sponsors for all 19 windows. The exterior should be painted by June 4. That's the day of our Caboose on the Loose Poker Run - a motorcycle event with 5 planned stops along the scenic roads of Missouri River Country. See our Facebook page for sign-up details or call the Museum @636-283-5166.

NEWS: April 30th - 6th Anniversary Train Show at City Auditorium, 211 High Street, Washington, MO 63090

10am to 3pm

What's New @ The Spike - Claire Saucier

Published by Claire Saucier, December 19, 2021

Happy New Year to all!

Iron Spike had a very successful Giving Tuesday campaign that raised just over $3000 toward our Capital Campaign. Since our last update, we have upgraded to LED lighting throughout the building. It really makes a difference in seeing those tiny details, especially on the N-scale layout.

The Caboose Restoration Fund now stands at $10,058! We have sponsors for 15 of the 19 windows. Only room for 4 more. YOU could be a window sponsor for a donation of just $200. Stop by or send us a check or donate on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/IronSpikeModelTrainMuseum).

In the Welcome Center, you'll notice a new display that we are calling "Williamstown III." In September, we received a very generous donation of Bill's train layout from the William O'Neill family. We are introducing Phase I of the layout which features a pre-war American Flyer train and some of Bill's Department 56 holiday buildings and decorations. This display will change throughout the year to showcase more of this amazing donation.



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.


Published by Claire Saucier ·updated March 12, 2022

Effective January 13, 2021 you will need to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance to visit the Museum on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 10am and 3pm. Please call : 636-283-5166.

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 that most of you have been very cooperative with our safety precautions. These procedures are in place because we want to stay healthy and we want you to stay healthy, too.


January 2022·

Membership Program: You can find all the details under the membership tab on this site. There's a membership to fit every wallet. It's a good value too! Those who purchased a membership during our Open House on January 1 received 13 months for the price of 12. Of course, you can buy your membership at any time.

When you visit, you will be asked to provide contact information in the guest book so we can contact you in case we receive information about a COVID exposure. We will be controlling the number of people in our smaller rooms to maintain social-distancing.

The Children's Train Experience is open now. Visitors wear masks or not as an individual choice.

Anyone unwilling/unable to comply with these few policies will be asked to leave. We value your health and safety.

Posted 05/01/2021 Iron Spike Model Train Museum

Published by Claire Saucier

The Children's Train Room is back open, and little ones are enjoying themselves again! (Big kids, too!)


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!!

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