In 2003, resolutions of the US Congress designated Galesburg, Illinois home of the National Railroad Hall of Fame.
The National Railroad Hall of Fame celebrates the spirit of the railroaders and honors the men and women of American railroading—visionaries, leaders, trendsetters and ordinary people who made extraordinary contributions. In honoring these leaders, we seek to educate and inspire the public on the role railroads play in building the nation and shaping our future.
Plans are well underway to create a national visitor attraction in downtown Galesburg that will entertain the public as it educates them on the history, future, and benefits of railroads. We have a national network of railroad executives, museum professionals, academics, and historians who advise our induction process and the development of our Engines of Freedom visitor attraction.