Annual railroad day at North Dakota State Railroad Museum

BISMARCK, N.D. - Families rolled into the North Dakota State Railroad Museum today for a special event.

It's annual railroad day and the museum staff celebrated with miniature and life size train exhibits to teach future generations about the history of this mode of transportation.

It dates back to the late 1870's and is still an important industry in North Dakota.

"I think it all started with saying that 'Mandan was a railroad town', and we needed a railroad museum here and I've been on board ever since," said Railroad Museum President, Bill Engelter.

The railroad museum opened in 1972 and recently expanded with the historical society.