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Texas - La Grange M-K-T (Katy) Railroad Depot

La Grange, TX - La Grange Railroad Museum. The La Grange M-K-T (Katy) Railroad Depot is located at its original site adjacent to the tracks at the intersection of North Washington and Lafayette Streets. The building, which has waiting rooms, an office and a freight area, was completed in November 1897 by the Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway Company to replace the town’s first station, which burned in March of that year. The T,B&H was soon taken over by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. Passenger service continued until the 1950s and the depot received and dispatched freight as late as the 1970s.

Highlights of the museum exhibits include the original pot-belly stove, M-K-T safe, and stationmaster’s desk, in addition to numerous historic photographs and a gold-headed can presented to James Converse in 1880 in appreciation of his successful efforts to bring a railroad to La Grange. There also are hands-on exhibits for both adults and children. The museum opened on April 29, 2006.

Site URL: http://www.lagrangetourism.com/History/History-Railroad-Museum.html
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