Frequently Asked QuestionsLearn More About The Texas Railroading Heritage Museum At Tomball
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When will the museum open?
Museum development is underway, but no opening date has been set. The museum will be developed in phases, with initial opening planned upon completion of Phase 1, which will include track construction, fencing, utilities and movement of the historic cars and locomotives to the site.
While the museum is under development, we encourage you to visit use at the Tomball Depot Museum. The depot is at 201 S. Elm Street and is open most weekends.
Does the museum have any active public programs?
The museum sponsors various activities and events in conjunction with Gulf Coast Chapter – National Railway Historical Society, Inc. Our volunteers open the historic Tomball Depot to the public on weekends and during special events. In addition, the public is invited to join in various Gulf Coast Chapter – NRHS events, including our annual railroad photography contest, monthly program meetings, and occasional excursions. Recent trips have included a rail and road journey to the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival in DeQuincy and a ride on the Austin Steam Train Association’s Hill Country Flyer excursion train.
Where can we see the museum's cars and locomotives?
The railroad cars and locomotives are stored in a secure location in Houston and cannot be accessed by the public at present. However, we invite you to visit the Tomball Depot Park, where you can see the depot exhibits and the city’s caboose.