Many things happen at the museum and around it all year long, For a full description of events, please visit our EVENTS PAGE HERE.
Railroad Days- October 1 & 2, 2016
October 1, 2016 - Amtrak Exhibit Train and BNSF Executive business cars
All Aboard Galveston! On Saturday, October 1, the Amtrak Exhibit Train is pulling into the Galveston RR Museum from 10am – 5pm. Meet us at the museum and come aboard for a free self-guided tour through Amtrak’s past, present and future. For the youngest rail fans, stop off at Chuggington Depot, featuring toy train and coloring tables. There’s something that’s bound to strike a chord for everyone! AllAboard.Amtrak.com.
October 2, 2016- Texas Chief Special Excursion on the bnsf
On Sunday, October 2, 2016 ride behind the Museum's famous Santa Fe Chief Locomotives. The plan is to leave the Depot at 9:30 am round trip to Brenham, TX and back. Depending on track availability and time constraints. Tickets available on a first come first serve basis on August 24th. There will be lunch served on-board in the Museum's dinning car, The City of Galveston.
*Contact the Museum at (409) 765-5700 for more information.*
12th Annual Firefighters Children's Mardi Gras Parade 2016
Museum Train Show 2015
The museum held its annual train show on October 3rd and 4th featuring various model train layouts, train vendors, and train rides for our visiting public!
WE ARE CURRENTLY ON SUMMER HOURS: 10AM-5PM 7 DAYS A WEEK!
Riding the rails 2016
"Riding the Rails" is designed to promote travel to Galveston from Texas cities and towns once linked by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company. Operating from 1873 to 1965, the rail line connected small towns and transported passengers, cattle, lumber, grain, and cotton to and from Galveston. This unique marketing campaign was made possible by a partnership with the Houston First Corporation and VISITHOUSTON. Its goal is to actively encourage the development of partnerships between attractions, the hospitality industry, transportation, and destination marketing organizations to better promote heritage tourism to Galveston. Visit our website at: https://www.ridingtherails.info/index.html
Happy birthday Bob!
We just celebrated Bob's birthday at the Museum! Did you know that you can have a birthday party at the museum too? Visit our Birthday Party page to find out how!
New wheel set
Our dining car "City of Galveston" will be needing a new tires soon. We checked with AAA, Discount Tire with no joy, but advisory board member Pete Messina came through and donated a new 3,500 pound wheel set that was delivered last Thursday . Many thanks to Pete and George Templeton with L&T crane for unloading the wheel set. Now all we need is a 64,000 pound jack!!
Museum Audio tour
It's been a long while since November 2014 when the Railroad Museum received a $15,000 grant from the Bromberg Foundation to help fund audio tours. MuseumWorks, Inc. out of Dallas, Texas, was contracted to develop the audio tour for the museum. After a recording session in July 2015, edits, product orders, and sign-making, the audio tour is finally in production at the Galveston Railroad Museum.
The audio tour covers 22 stops throughout the museum, covering the history of the museum and various railcars in the railyard. Visitors may rent one of the players at either entrance for a nominal fee of $5.00 for one player or $8.00 for 2 players in addition to museum admission. Members can receive up to 2 audio tours free with membership card present. Due to limited numbers, audio tour players may not be available during high traffic days. The Railroad Museum plans to apply for funding for future orders of additional audio tour players.
Here's a sample of our new audio tour:
PC-2A railcar inspections
George Templeton, with L&T Services, provided the muscle for the Museum to perform the FRA PC-2A railcar inspection. Many thanks to the L&T crew for all the hard work and capturing these moments.