What's New @ The Spike - Claire Saucier

March 12, 2024

We want to thank all our followers, visitors, friends and family to allow us the time to grieve and say good-bye to our founder, Donald Burhans. For those who are unaware, Don passed away suddenly on March 2, 2024 at the age of 79. 

The first question we are asked is, "What will happen to the museum?" The short answer is, THE MUSEUM WILL CONTINUE! We have volunteers that are almost as passionate as Don was and they will continue to develop his vision and carry the museum into the future. Our Board of Directors will elect a new president. There will certainly be some changes, but we expect them to be minor.

Donations in memory of Don may be made using the QRC on our website's donation page. You may choose the project you wish to support and leave us a personal message. Thanks for your continued support. 💔

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!!