San Antonio Historic Rail Facilities Tour 
Saturday, May 21, 2005
 

 
Twenty-three Gulf Coast Chapter NRHS members and friends traveled to San Antonio and Flatonia May 21 to tour a variety of historic rail facilities, including two beautifully renovated railroad stations, a working car and locomotive repair facility and a restored interlocking tower. 

In addition, the group sought out what is believed to be the only remaining architectural element of MKT's demolished San Antonio depot.  The decorative door surround now graces a window at one of the buildings in San Antonio's Los Patios retail complex, where the tour group stopped for lunch. 

Photos from the tour appear below.  For more information about the places visited during the tour, download the color tour guide in pdf format.

IGN Depot
 
   
Architectural Detail from MKT Depot
   
Sunset Route Depot
 
Trans-Texas Rail
 
Tower 3 at Flatonia
 
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All photos except vintage "Sunset Depot" copyright © 2005 Thomas E. Marsh