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Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Southwest USA : Texas

Tourist railroads, museums and other railroad related attractions in the state of Texas.

There are 19 links in this category

Texas - Railway Museum of San Angelo
San Angelo, TX - Railway Museum located in restored two story K.C.M. &O./ Santa Fe Depot built in 1909.

The Historic Orient/Santa Fe Depot,Inc. is the Museum's 501C3 non-profit corporate name and operates the Railway Museum with a Volunteer only Staff and relies on donations of money, artifacts and volunteer time from people like you help us stay open and to be able to expand so we can show more of our total collection.

Info: URL: http://railwaymuseumsanangelo.homestead.com/ (Added: 11-Feb-2002)
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Texas - Red River Railroad Museum Katy Depot
Denison, TX - Come see pioneer heritage that has been carefully preserved for you. The Red River Railroad Museum is located inside the restored Historic Katy Depot in downtown Dension, Texas. Just one hour North of Dallas, you will find thousands of treasured memories from the golden era of the railroads. A museum filled with thousands of rail related artifacts, rows of display cases, every wall covered with photos. Multiple collections of books and maps, everything covering railroad history in the Denison area and beyond.

The Katy Depot is the former passenger station and general office building of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. The depot was the center of operations for the railroad till it's merger with the Union Pacific Railroad on August 12, 1988. Also called Union Depot it was the transportation center of the city and was used by other railroads. These included the Frisco and the Houston and Texas Central later to become part of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Every famous Katy passenger trains used the depot, boarding passengers for travel from Dension to the many destinations throughout the Katy System. Although all passenger service ended on the Katy in the mid 1960s the depot remained the general offices for the railroad till the merger with the Union Pacific Railroad.

Info: URL: http://www.redriverrailmuseum.org/ (Added: 2-Dec-2016)
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Texas - Rosenberg Railroad Museum
Rosenberg, TX - Dedicated to preserving the rail history of Fort Bend County and the surrounding area, beginning with the first line in Texas, the BBB&C, in 1853. Gallery exhibits feature photos, documents, and artifacts from the eight railroads that came through Fort Bend County. On the grounds, see a small-scale replica water tower, an executive railcar built in 1879, restored semaphores and wig-wag, and 1903 Tower 17, the last railroad interlocker to operate traditionally in Texas. The museum is located in downtown Rosenberg adjacent to the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Sixty to eighty trains pass by daily. Railfans are welcome to linger and train watch. School programs, group tours, and birthday parties offered.
Info: URL: http://www.rosenbergrrmuseum.org (Added: 1-Apr-2005)
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Texas - Texas Forestry Museum
Lufkin, TX - Located in the heart of the East Texas Pineywoods, the Texas Forestry Museum is one of the largest museums of its kind in the United States. The Museum offers a historic look at early logging, lumberjacks, sawmill towns, and the development of one of Texas' oldest industries: wood products.

Visit the full-sized logging locomotive, loader, and caboose, a forest lookout tower, early equipment used to haul logs and maket lumber, and the Urban Wildscape Trail.

Info: URL: http://www.treetexas.com (Added: 30-Jan-2001)
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Texas - Texas State Railroad State Historical Park
Rusk TX - The Texas State Railroad, established in 1881, is truly a “Texas Treasure!”

Take a relaxing train ride through the pineywoods of East Texas, enjoy fun special events with your family, or experience an evening dinner train!

This historic railroad offers steam train excursions that travel 25 miles through the scenic piney woods and hardwood creek bottoms of East Texas amidst a backdrop of rolling hills, nature and wildlife.

Passengers board excursion trains at the beautiful Victorian-style depots in Palestine andRusk, where southern hospitality is the norm. Perfect trip for friends, families, groups, schools, and more!

Info: URL: https://www.texasstaterr.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Texas - Texas Transportation Museum
San Antonio, TX - The Texas Transportation Museum is a volunteer led organization that collects, preserves and displays historically significant transportation equipment and related items. We operate a working passenger railroad, several model train layouts and many road vehicles. We provide an educational and entertaining experience which interprets how developments in transportation technology shaped and continue to impact daily life.

Texas Transportation Museum was begun in 1964. It's a great place, built and run by volunteers who like this stuff so much we are willing to work for free! There are now a few part-time staff members, but we remain very much a volunteer organization. We receive no government funding of any kind and are totally dependent on the income we make from visitors. We must be doing something right if we are still here after over 50 years! We are open three days a week and offer scheduled train rides on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Info: URL: http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/index.php (Added: 9-Nov-2016)
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Texas - The Galveston Island Railroad Museum
Galveston, TX - All aboard the Galveston Railroad Museum and explore opulent private rail cars of the 19th century and early 20th century, view artifacts of the golden age of rail, including the priceless Renfert Collection - the largest Railroad Dining China Exhibit in the US, and climb aboard restored steam engines that blazed trails to the new American frontiers.
Info: URL: http://www.galvestonrrmuseum.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Texas - The History Center at Diboll, TX
Diboll, Texas - The History Center Outdoor Railroad Exhibit. Railroads profoundly shaped our geographic and cultural landscape, creating and connecting communities like nothing before or since. Our fully accessible railroad display invites you to climb aboard, ring the locomotive's bell and blow the whistle, explore the caboose, and experience the sights and sounds of railroading's exciting past.

Built new for Texas Southeastern Railroad of Diboll, Texas (TSE) in 1920 by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Engine 13 is a 68-ton 4-6-0 or Ten-Wheeler steam locomotive. It was used regularly by TSE and Southern Pine Lumber Company (SPLCo) of Diboll as a mainline logging engine until replaced by TSE diesel-electric locomotive 22 in 1956. It then served extra duty periodically until 1964, when it was retired and placed on display. Temple-Inland donated the Engine to The History Center in 2002.

Info: URL: http://www.thehistorycenteronline.com/exhibits/intro/outdoor-railroad-exhibit (Added: 16-Dec-2016)
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Texas - Wichita Falls Railroad Museum
Wichita Falls, TX - We are dedicated to preserving Railroad History of the Wichita Falls area. We enjoy our visitors and we enjoy the smiles and cheer that our museum brings to folks as they go back in time when they step aboard our trains.

One of our main historical interests is focused on the Missouri Kansas Texas Railway (M.K.T. or KATY), due to the large rail yard, which is mostly still here, that has served Wichita Falls for many years. Now operated by WICHITA TILLMAN & JACKSON (WTJ), this "North Yard" maintains equipment for the WTJ and also shares siding trackage and offices with Union Pacific (UP).

Info: URL: http://www.wfrrm.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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