Gateway 2020 NMRA Convention

Prototype/General/Rail Tours

N2029 Grant's Farm Purchase
Monday Mid Day July 13 $55.00 Dep 10:30 AM Ret 2:30 PM
This itinerary includes a tram tour of Grant’s Farm and a meal ticket for the Brat Haus. Experience a visit to Grant’s Farm, the 281-acre estate of the late August A. Busch, Jr., which is operated by Anheuser-Busch Companies. The adventure begins at Grant Station where you will board a tram for a tour of the grounds. The tram will wind through the Deer Park – a game preserve where antelope, buffalo and other animals roam in a natural 160-acre habitat. Pass Grant's Cabin, a log home built by Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, and former owner of the land where Grant’s Farm is today. Your tram will then stop at the Tier Garten where you may enjoy elephant and bird shows. Then stroll to the historic Bauernhof which was built in 1913. Here you will have a chance to enjoy refreshments while viewing the elegant stables and the Busch family's world-renowned carriage collection. A visit to the Clydesdale stallion barn will complete your visit. Enjoy lunch at the Brat Haus with a meal ticket, to enjoy at your leisure.
N2030 Shop Till You Drop Purchase
Monday Mid Day July 13 $40.00 Dep 10:00 AM Ret 2:00 PM
This itinerary includes time to shop at the St. Louis Galleria, The Boulevard, and The Vault by WCE. The shuttle will run between all three shopping attractions. Lunch is available on own at The Galleria or The Boulevard. The first stop is The Vault by WCE, which is run by the Women's Closet Exchange, the popular upscale resale store profiled in Resale Royalty. The Vault by WCE features an impressive selection of handbags, jewelry, purses, shoes, and clothing by designers such as Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and more. At the St. Louis Galleria, you’re sure to find something to take home with you from Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Anne Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, The Apple Store, Microsoft and countless others. Across the street, you can visit The Boulevard which features Soft Surroundings, Loft, Crate & Barrel, as well as some dining options.
N3031 Forest Park Purchase
Tuesday All Day July 14 $42.00 Dep 9:30 AM Ret 1:30 PM
This itinerary begins with a driving overview of Forest Park given by your Destination St. Louis tour guide highlighting the history as the site of the 1904 World’s Fair. Your coach will shuttle between the Saint Louis Science Center and Planetarium, the Missouri History Museum, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Start your day with a beautiful driving overview of Forest Park. Your Destination St. Louis tour guide will highlight the history of “Meet Me in St. Louis” at Forest Park - the site of the 1904 World’s Fair and one of the largest city parks in the United States. Today, Forest Park is home to the world-renowned Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, the Saint Louis Science Center and the Muny, the largest outdoor theater in the country, among other attractions. Enjoy a visit to the Missouri History Museum at the Jefferson Memorial. Here you can explore the history of St. Louis from 1764 to the present, including the Lewis & Clark Expedition and the early days of aviation with Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight. Next, explore the 90-acre Saint Louis Zoo. Begin at The Living World, an interactive visitor and education center. Then visit the more than 3,500 residents living in recreations of their natural habitats. Visit the Saint Louis Art Museum where there is something for everyone from modern art to the Renaissance. Considered one of the top ten art museums in the country, there truly is something exciting around every turn. Finally, at the St. Louis Science Center adults and children alike learn of the wonders of science and technology through hands-on exhibits. While at the Science Center, you will have a chance to explore three floors of exhibits on your own. The minicoach will shuttle between each attraction and tour guides will provide passengers a shuttle schedule.
N3032 Microbrewery Madness Purchase
Tuesday Evening July 14 $67.00 Dep 5:30 PM Ret 9:00 PM
This itinerary includes a tasting at Square One Brewery & Distillery and a private tasting at Schlafly Bottleworks. If you are a fan of craft beer, you know the craze is here to stay! First you will head to Schlafly to try beer the way it used to be! Schlafly was the first new bottling brewery to open in St. Louis after the end of Prohibition and is now the 56th largest craft brewery in the United States. This private tasting will teach you how Schlafly beer is handcrafted. From the milling and mashing of grains, to the production and fermentation of wort, to the filtration and bottling of beer, you'll witness the fascinating art of brewing, while enjoying samples throughout the entertaining Schlafly Beer School. Next you will head to Square One Brewery & Distillery, which began operations nearly ten years ago becoming the first micro distillery/restaurant in the state of Missouri and one of the first in the country. Square One Brewery & Distillery strives to produce the highest quality and unique flavors that are not likely to be found in the large volume production of most beer and spirits today by combining the expertise of the distiller and master brewer. The possibilities for flavor combination are endless and like craft beer; with emphasis on small batches, quality ingredients and attention to detail will make fine tasting spirits for you to enjoy. During your tasting, you’ll hear stories of how beers originated from an original Square One brew master!
N4033 Ladies Luncheon Purchase
Wednesday All Day July 15 $80.00 Dep 9:30 AM Ret 2:30 PM
This itinerary includes a seated lunch at Tony’s on Main Street, Gooey Butter Cake, an overview of St. Charles with the option to individually visit the Ameristar Casino, Missouri’s First State Capitol, Lewis & Clark Nature Center or shop on Main Street. Visit St. Charles, the oldest town on the Missouri River. Founded as Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills) by French Canadians, St. Charles has carefully preserved its heritage as a river town that has been welcoming visitors since 1769. Thousands of pioneers replenished supplies here on the awesome journey west. Lunch will be at the historic Tony’s on Main Street. You will have time to explore St. Charles and its multiple historical encounters: the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous, Missouri’s First State Capitol and the origin of the Boone’s Lick Trail. Enjoy a driving tour of Main Street; a nine-block historic district filled with 80 restored buildings dating from 1790 to 1900. This cobblestone street is known for its array of gift, antique and craft shops. You may visit Missouri’s First State Capitol or the Lewis & Clark Nature Center on your own. The Capitol has been completely restored and furnished as it appeared during the period of 1821-1826 when the Missouri State Legislature met in St. Charles. The lower level of the Nature Center houses replicas of the three boats of the Lewis & Clark Discovery Expedition. Upstairs, the Nature Center is a “hands-on” museum following the adventures of Lewis and Clark into the wilderness of the West. Enjoy various displays of Native American tribes, the men of the expedition with their equipment and artifacts and a walk through the forest as it was during Lewis and Clark’s expedition.
N4034 Anheuser-Buch Brewery Purchase
Wednesday Evening July 15 $60.00 Dep 5:30 PM Ret 8:30 PM
This itinerary includes a private tour at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery visiting the Clydesdale Paddock and Stables, Beechwood Aging Cellar and historic Brewhouse. Dinner on own in the Biergarten following the tour. Your Destination St. Louis certified tour guide will familiarize you with the rich history of the colorful Busch family en route to the King of Beers – the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Situated in a 100-acre complex with over 70 red brick structures, the Brewery buildings are known for their unique architecture and several are National Historic Landmarks. During the 75-minute walking tour you will see the World-Famous Clydesdales, the Beechwood Aging Cellar, and the Brew House. No visit would be complete without sampling the family of Anheuser-Busch products during the tour! Enjoy dinner on your own in the Outdoor Biergarten!
N5035 Missouri Wine Country Purchase
Thursday All Day July 16 $110.00 Dep 10:00 AM Ret 4:00 PM
This itinerary includes a private tasting and tour of Mount Pleasant Estates. A boxed lunch will be provided for guests to enjoy on own at the winery. The rolling hills and breath-taking vistas of Augusta, Missouri await you. Your tour guide will familiarize you with the past and present of Missouri wine making during the drive to Augusta. Wine production has been a part of Missouri’s heritage since the mid-1800s. At the turn of the 20th century, Missouri ranked second in the nation in wine production. Visit the award-winning Mount Pleasant Winery and tour their historic underground limestone cellars. Afterwards sample the many fine wines in their tasting room; you’ll even have the opportunity to purchase some tasty treats for the trip home. Following the tasting, you may enjoy sitting on the patio overlooking the beautiful bluffs of the Missouri River while sipping your purchases. Enjoy a boxed lunch on own while visiting the winery.
N5036 Kirkwood Tour Purchase
Thursday All Day July 16 $42.00 Dep 9:30 AM Ret 1:30 PM
This itinerary includes a city driving overview en route to historic Kirkwood, MO. Upon arrival guests will have time at their leisure to spend the day shopping and dining in the historic neighborhood that houses nearly 40 unique restaurants that range from coffee shops to fine dining, as well as boutique stores galore. The first thing you will notice about Downtown Kirkwood is the historic Train Station. The Kirkwood Train Station, built in 1893, is the third busiest in the state and serves more than 40,000 passengers each year. This station is operated by a team of volunteers that is dedicated to preserving the tradition of rail transportation to the community. Spanning sixteen square blocks, Kirkwood, Missouri is a charming, pedestrian friendly city filled with turn-of-the-century buildings and more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants, as well as a Farmers' Market with an abundance of local produce, specialty food items and plants for sale. Kirkwood is also home to The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum with hundreds of hands-on exhibits for visitors of all ages. Enjoy time on own to shop, dine and explore this historically charming suburb only 12 miles from downtown St. Louis.
N5037 Taste of St. Louis Purchase
Thursday Evening July 16 $110.00 Dep 5:00 PM Ret 9:00 PM
This itinerary includes a seated dinner at Favazza’s on “The Hill,” and dessert at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. Tonight’s journey is to “The Hill,” the home of St. Louis’ Italian community located in the southwest part of the city. Important as an industrial and residential area since the 1800’s, today it is home to many restaurants, both elegant and casual, ethnic groceries and bakeries, and also entertainment venues including bocce alleys. Favazza’s on the Hill is your dinner destination. Delight in the culinary treats that made your mouth water. Dessert will be at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard…another St. Louis specialty. Enjoy a specialty “concrete” that is so thick you can turn it upside down. ***** Cost: $106.00 per person based on a minimum of (20) participants per minicoach. Cost includes Destination St. Louis escort, seated dinner at Favazza’s on the Hill, sample menu attached, mini-sized concrete at Ted Drewes, minicoach transportation, driver and guide gratuities, and on-site coordination. Favazza’s on the Hill Sample Menu First Course Dinner Salad Iceberg And Romaine Lettuce, Sweet Diced Red Peppers, Red Onions, Parmigiano, And Cheese Tossed With Our Favazza's House Italian Dressing Made With Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Red Wine Vinegar Favazza’s Famous Garlic Bread and Italian Bread With Butter Entrée (Guests To Select One Of The Following) Cannelloni (2 Pc) Baked in Tomato Meat Sauce and Parmigiano Cheese Sauce Fettuccine Alfredo Classic Blend of Butter, Cream and Parmigiano Cheese Linguine Pescatore Shrimp, Baby Clams, Real Crabmeat, Mushrooms, Oil, Butter Garlic Sauce Sicilian Chicken Charbroiled with Italian Breadcrumbs, Olive Oil, Garlic and Lemon Beverages Soft Drinks, Iced Tea and Freshly Brewed Coffee Additional Food and Beverages on Own
N6038 Quilting Tour Purchase
Friday All Day July 17 $67.00 Dep 9:30 AM Ret 2:30 PM
This itinerary includes a visit to the Quilted Fox in Frontenac, Batiks Plus in Olivette and a visit to Jackman’s Fabrics. A boxed lunch will be provided for guests. Today’s tour will begin with a visit to the Quilted Fox in Frontenac. When you enter the shop you will immediately notice unusual and unique fabrics. With over 6000 bolts, planning a new quilt is a joy. International fabrics from Asia, Australia, and Africa, large prints, as well as an extensive collection of batiks from Indonesia are here. You might want to check out the kits- put together by Louise Georgia, owner, and her staff- known for their special sense of color. Quilted Fox is recognized for unique fabrics, helpful staff, and high-quality products. Next stop is Batiks Plus in Olivette. Batiks Plus carries the largest collection of Hoffman fabrics in the world. The over 7000 different Hoffman Bali batik fabrics are displayed like a library. They are committed to stocking the complete line including every 1895 Bali handpaint mottle and every Hoffman 885 Bali dot. A boxed lunch will be provided. Jackman’s Fabrics, recently named one of the top 10 quilt stores in the US, will be the final stop. This is St. Louis’s largest fabric store with a wide range of fabrics, from traditional to modern and contemporary. Jackman’s deals in BabyLock and Juki machines, including long-arms, embroidery machines and sergers.
N7039 Shop Till You Drop Purchase
Saturday Mid Day July 18 $40.00 Dep 10:00 AM Ret 2:00 PM
This itinerary includes time to dine and shop at the St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall and Chesterfield Outlet Mall. The minicoach will shuttle between both locations. Get ready to shop visit St. Louis Premium Outlets and Chesterfield Outlet Mall! Shop more than 90 designer and name brand outlet stores including Adidas, Coach, Kate Spade New York, LOFT Outlet, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Sunglass Hut, Under Armour and Vera Bradley. Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25 - 65% every day for shopping that's worth the trip.
P2006 Port Harbor Railroad Purchase
Monday Morning July 13 $35.00 Dep 9:00 AM Ret 12:00 PM
Port Harbor Railroad (PHRR) is a St. Louis connector and short-line railroad in Granite City, Illinois, serving an industrial port district known as America’s Central Port, which is a trans-shipment facility for rail, truck and barge, alongside the Mississippi River. PHRR connects with the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA), and has daily connections through TRRA to BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS and UP railroads. It also has connectivity with the CP Railroad via the Alton & Southern (A&S) and TRRA. PHRR has 12 miles of track including three (3) loop tracks for unit train handling. This year it handled 12,000 railcars. Motive power for the PHRR consists of 10 EMD locomotives. Attendance limited to 47 people. A meeting will be scheduled before tour starts, usually 5-10 minutes. The tour will be while riding on a bus. General Rules: No high heels, no weapons, no strollers or cases. Photography and videotaping are allowed. Shirts are required.
P2027 Metro Link Shops Purchase
Monday Afternoon July 13 $35.00 Dep 1:45 PM Ret 4:30 PM
MetroLink, the region’s light rail system, has 38 stations and stretches 46 miles in Missouri and Illinois. It began in 1993 and has two transit lines. It is a part of Metro, which operates the St. Louis metropolitan region’s public transportation system. Attendance limited to 47 people. The facility is ADA compliant. Breaking into smaller groups, tours will visit many interesting areas of the Yard & Shop. General Rules: No weapons. Photography and videotaping is allowed except in Control Center. Shirts are required. Dress appropriately.
P3001 Amsted Foundry (unknown)
Tuesday All Day July 14 $35.00 Dep 9:30 AM Ret 12:30 PM
Amsted Rail® builds everything for railcars from wheels, axles and bearings to brake systems, bogies, bolsters and more. We will tour the foundry, from creating molds, pouring of molten steel, to heavy crane movements, under actual working conditions. Attendance is limited to 30 people. A safety meeting will be scheduled before tour starts, usually 5-10 minutes. Required: Safety shoes, hard hats, safety goggles, earplugs – if you have them, bring them, otherwise, limited number can be provided BUT need to know your shoe size. An adult must accompany any minor children. Wear a good pair of walking shoes. Fair amount of walking involved The facility is NOT ADA compliant. Amsted also requires following information: 1. Organization you represent (as a professional), and your current employer (if working.) This is to make sure there isn’t a conflict of interest. 2. Do you have walking restrictions? 3. Do you have a pacemaker? 4. Are you prone to seizures? Questions 2, 3, 4 relate to safety/health concerns that could affect you with the equipment Amsted uses. Breaking into smaller groups, tours will visit many interesting areas of the foundry. General Rules: No high heels, open toe shoes, no sandals or flip-flops, no weapons, no strollers, no back packs, duffel bags, or cases (all bags subject to search by Amsted security.) Photography and videotaping NOT allowed due to customer confidentiality agreements. Shirts are required. The tour is conducted in a foundry environment where sand, dust, dirt and noise will be encountered. Dress appropriately.
P3007 Port Harbor Railroad Purchase
Tuesday Afternoon July 14 $35.00 Dep 1:30 PM Ret 4:30 PM
Port Harbor Railroad (PHRR) is a St. Louis connector and short-line railroad in Granite City, Illinois, serving an industrial port district known as America’s Central Port, which is a trans-shipment facility for rail, truck and barge, alongside the Mississippi River. PHRR connects with the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA), and has daily connections through TRRA to BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS and UP railroads. It also has connectivity with the CP Railroad via the Alton & Southern (A&S) and TRRA. PHRR has 12 miles of track including three (3) loop tracks for unit train handling. This year it handled 12,000 railcars. Motive power for the PHRR consists of 10 EMD locomotives. Attendance limited to 47 people. A meeting will be scheduled before tour starts, usually 5-10 minutes. The tour will be while riding on a bus. General Rules: No high heels, no weapons, no strollers or cases. Photography and videotaping are allowed. Shirts are required.
P3048 TRRA Madsion Yard Purchase
Tuesday All Day July 14 $35.00 Dep 8:45 AM Ret 12:45 PM
You will tour the Terminal Rail Road Association hump yard. The TRRA is owned by a number of class 1 railroads and handles traffic from all of them. There are always a number of different locomotives in the yard. Depending on traffic, the dispatching center may also be visited. General Rules: No high heels, no weapons, no strollers or cases. Photography and videotaping are allowed. Shirts are required.
P4003 Gateway Rail Services Purchase
Wednesday All Day July 15 $35.00 Dep 8:30 AM Ret 12:30 PM
Gateway Rail Services performs heavy overhaul repairs for passenger rail cars for private owners as well as excursion railroads and sometimes specialty jobs for major railroads. We will tour the rebuild, fabrication and wheel shops under actual working conditions. The company has about 140 old passenger and baggage cars, a few from the 1920’s, on its 10 tracks. After the shops’ tour, we will be allowed to walk around the cars and take pictures. Attendance limited to 25 people. A safety meeting will be scheduled before tour starts, usually 5-10 minutes. Required: A Waiver of Liability form will need to be signed. An adult must accompany any minor child. Safety goggles – if you have them, bring them. Wear a good pair of walking shoes. The facility has limited ADA accessibility with some assistance. It is NOT wheel chair friendly due to gravel and rough ground. Fair amount of walking involved. General Rules: No high heels, open toe shoes, no sandals or flip-flops, no weapons, no strollers, no back packs, duffel bags, or cases. Photography and videotaping allowed. Shirts are required. The tour is conducted in a shops’ environment where dust, dirt and noise will be encountered. Dress appropriately.
P4008 Port Harbor Railroad Purchase
Wednesday Afternoon July 15 $35.00 Dep 1:30 PM Ret 4:30 PM
Port Harbor Railroad (PHRR) is a St. Louis connector and short-line railroad in Granite City, Illinois, serving an industrial port district known as America’s Central Port, which is a trans-shipment facility for rail, truck and barge, alongside the Mississippi River. PHRR connects with the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA), and has daily connections through Terminal Railroad Association TRRA to BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS and UP railroads. It also has connectivity with the CP Railroad via the Alton & Southern (A&S) and TRRA. PHRR has 12 miles of track including three (3) loop tracks for unit train handling. This year it handled 12,000 railcars. Motive power for the PHRR consists of 10 EMD locomotives. Attendance limited to 47 people. A meeting will be scheduled before tour starts, usually 5-10 minutes. The tour will be while riding on a bus. General Rules: No high heels, no weapons, no strollers or cases. Photography and videotaping are allowed. Shirts are required.
P4049 Railfan Tour Purchase
Wednesday Afternoon July 15 $35.00 Dep 1:15 PM Ret 5:15 PM
Guided rail fan tour. Tom Binger has had many photos published. He knows the best places for watching and photographing trains. General Rules: No high heels, no weapons, no strollers or cases. Photography and videotaping are allowed. Shirts are required.
P5004 Metro East Industries Purchase
Thursday Morning July 16 $35.00 Dep 8:30 AM Ret 11:30 AM
Metro East Industries is an industry leader company that provides railcar and locomotive repair and maintenance, both in the shop and on the rail, for many class 1 railroads and regional carriers. They have been in existence over two decades. Their state-of-the-art facilities span more than 80 acres of land. We will tour the shops under actual working conditions. Attendance limited to 30 people. A safety meeting will be scheduled before tour starts, usually 5-10 minutes. Required: Safety goggles – if you have them, bring them. Wear a good pair of walking shoes. The facility is NOT ADA accessible in the shop areas. Breaking into smaller groups, tours will visit many interesting areas of the site. General Rules: No high heels, open toe shoes, no sandals or flip-flops, no weapons, no strollers, no back packs, duffel bags, or cases. Photography and videotaping allowed outside the shops. Shirts are required. The tour is conducted in a shops’ environment where dust, dirt and noise will be encountered. Dress appropriately.
P5005 Nation Museum of Transportation Purchase
Thursday Afternoon July 16 $40.00 Dep 12:30 PM Ret 4:30 PM
The Smithsonian Institution recognizes the National Museum of Transportation as having one of the “largest and best collection of transportation vehicles in the world.” With more than 70 locomotives, including Big Boy 4006, Frisco 1522, B&O 50, Burlington Zephyr 9908, MoPac RS-3, GM FT demonstrators, GM Aero Train, and automobiles – Bobby Darin Dream Car, Chrysler Turbine car, busses, streetcars – four operating, aircraft – C-47A Transport, and more. We will ride the Waterworks #10 streetcar, built in 1914, as well as a miniature train. Attendance limited to 47 people. Good walking shoes are recommended. The museum grounds are ADA compliant but the streetcar is NOT. Self-guided tour will visit many interesting areas of the museum. General Rules: No weapons. Photography and videotaping allowed. Dress appropriately.
P5050 Railfan Tour Purchase
Thursday Afternoon July 16 $35.00 Dep 1:15 PM Ret 5:15 PM
Guided rail fan tour. Tom Binger has had many photos published. He knows the best places for watching and photographing trains. General Rules: No high heels, no weapons, no strollers or cases. Photography and videotaping are allowed. Shirts are required.
P6002 Barriger Library Purchase
Friday Afternoon July 17 $35.00 Dep 12:30 PM Ret 4:30 PM
Barriger National Railroad Library is a special library within the St. Louis Mercantile Library, one of America’s great historical research libraries. Barriger Library includes over 45,000 volumes covering all aspects of railroading, and dating from the beginnings of railroads in the 1820’s to the present day. It holds manuscripts and images including: John W. Barriger III Papers & Photos, Isabel H. Benham Papers, ACF Industries Archival Collection, GM&O Historical Society Collection, Milwaukee Road Archives, Charles Rupp Railroad Time Table Collection. Attendance limited to 25 people. Docents will lead small group tours after brief meeting. There are no safety requirements. The facility is ADA accessible, with elevators. Fair amount of walking, about 100+ yards, from bus stop to Library. General Rules: No weapons, no strollers, no backpacks, duffel bags, or cases (all bags subject to search by Library security.) Photography and videotaping allowed. No flash photography. Shirts are required. Dress appropriately.
P6009 Union Pacific DeSoto car shops Purchase
Friday All Day July 17 $45.00 Dep 8:00 AM Ret 1:00 PM
Union Pacific Railroad Car Shops, DeSoto, Missouri, located on 360 acres, previously operated by the Missouri Pacific RR and before them St. Louis Iron Mountain RR. Some 1,600 freight cars per year go through the shops for anything from minor to major repairs, rebuilding, upgrading and repainting. Hoppers, refrigerator boxcars, multilevel enclosed auto/truck carrier freight cars and container well cars are the most frequent cars going through the shops. We will tour the shops under actual working conditions. Attendance limited to 40 people. A safety meeting will be scheduled before tour starts, usually 5-10 minutes. Required: A Waiver of Liability form will need to be signed. An adult must accompany any minor child. Safety goggles – if you have them, bring them. Good pair of walking shoes recommended. Fair amount of walking. The facility is NOT ADA compliant nor wheelchair friendly. We will break into smaller groups; tours will visit many interesting areas of the shops. After the tour we will visit the Railroad Employees Memorial, quite impressive with its unique design. General Rules: No high heels, open toe shoes, no sandals or flip-flops, no weapons, no strollers, no back packs, duffel bags, or cases. Photography and videotaping NOT allowed. Shirts are required. The tour is conducted in a shops environment where dust, dirt and noise will be encountered. Dress appropriately.