museum's collection includes a wide variety of artifacts, including
signals, time tables, correspondence, lanterns, coffin carts
and a huge neon sign that once stood atop Houston's now-demolished
Grand Central Station.
Scroll down for a few images
of the many items in the collection. We'll be posting more
Volunteers install a wig-wag crossing
signal on the museum grounds.
The Houston Railroad Museum provides hands-on
experiences for visitors, like the opportunity to ring a steam
Unfortunately, SP's Grand Central Station
in downtown Houston is not one of the museum's artifacts. The
building was demolished in the 1960s. However, see that
sign on top of the building? It is at the museum, and it
works, thanks to the efforts of museum volunteers.
More museum artifacts are visible in the
top picture. At left is a track gang crane, while just between
the "t" and the "h" in "Southern"
you can see our RPO mail bag crane.