Galveston Island railroad Museum, Galveston

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123 Rosenburg Avenue, Galveston 409-765-5700

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    Galveston Railroad Museum

    by Basaic Written Mar 19, 2014

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    The Galveston Railroad Museum houses one of the largest collections of railroad cars (over 35 railroad cars) and memorabilia in the nation. The museum is housed in the restored 1913 railroad depot built for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad for their passenger service. A 13 story tower and an 8 story addition were added in 1932 using the Art Deco style of architecture. Passenger service to Galveston stopped in 1967. The have life sized animatronics to tell you about the depot and train travel. Hours for the museum are 10 AM to 5 PM daily (9 AM to 4 PM in the winter). Admission is $8 for adults. Train rides are available most Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM.

    NOTE: Their website appears to be down as on 19 March 2014!

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    So neat!

    by WBeall Written Sep 17, 2012

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    When you are from a area where Trains are no longer taking people for rides then taking a little 15 min ride in a cab of a train was pretty cool. :)

    Last weekend my grandmother held a bridal luncheon for me at the Railroad museum. We had our lunch in a train cabin and were able to tour the museum and take the 15 min train ride. I am 24 years old and this was a really neat place for me as well as the youngsters in the group.

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