Texas Transportation Museum
The Texas Transportation Museum features exhibits and an interactive history about transportation equipment, a working passenger railroad, model train layouts, and road vehicles. The museum is home to several classic automobiles, including a 1924 Ford Model T Truck, a 1929 Model T Truck, a New Ford Model T, a 1936 and 1938 Chevrolet Sedan, a 1958 Imperial South Hampton, and a 1963 Lincoln Continental. The museum features 3 antique fire engines, including a 1898 American LaFrance Steam Pumper, a 1924 Buffalo fire truck, and a 1958 American LaFrance fire truck, and 3 antique house carriages, including an 1898 Victorian Brougham, a 1900 doctor’s carriage, and a 1903 Studebaker.
Backstory and Context
The museum’s model railroads on display are a “G” Gauge Railroad, and “HO” Scale Railroad, an “N” Scale Railroad, and an “O” Gauge Railroad. The Longhorn and Western Railroad is the fully operating train that was built by volunteers at the Texas Transportation Museum from donated parts. The train stops at an authentic Southern Pacific Depot an has 2 steam engines, 2 diesels, a passenger car, a business car, cabooses, and motor cars along a 3700 foot track.
The museum is home to several locomotives, including a 1911 and 1925 Baldwin Steam Engine, a 1942 GE 45 Ton Switcher, and a 1954 Baldwin Diesel Electric Switcher, and several railroad cars, including a Pullman Sleeper Car McKlever, a Santa Fe Business Car 404, and a Missouri Pacific Flat Car. The museum’s cabooses include 3 Missouri Pacific Cabooses and 2 Union Pacific Cabooses. The Texas Transportation Museum hosts many different events throughout the year, including the Ford Model T Show, Halloween Spook Trackula, Military Vehicle Show, and Santa’s Railroad Wonderland.
Photos courtesy of Texas Transportation Museum