Texas Transportation Museum
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