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Opening a Door to Times Past...

Thanks to Amanda Mather for sending me this nice picture of the T&P Museum at Marshall. On this page you'll find some pictures of various museums with T&P-related exhibits.

The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

Note: the Grace's T&P material is no longer on display at the museum. It has been turned into a touring exhibit. Still, I recommend a visit, anytime you're in downtown Abilene.

The museum is in the former Grace Hotel, across from the T&P passenger station (now housing the Abilene Visitor's Center.)

History of the museum

Welcome to the Grace

Many T&P locomotives proudly carried solid bronze nameplates like this on their feedwater heaters - one just like this recently sold on eBay for over $600!

More of the Grace's collection

The headlight from Engine 905, a big Class M "Mountain" 4-8-2 Passenger locomotive.

China, silver and other dining car accessories


Badge and patch exhibit

Builders' plate collection


Buffalo Gap Historic Village, Buffalo Gap, Texas

The depot at the Buffalo Gap museum was formerly the T&P depot at Clyde.

Another view

Daughter Erin in the Waiting Room

Telegrapher's Office

Assorted tools and equipment


Museum of the American Railroad (formerly the Age of Steam Museum), Dallas

This museum is located at Fair Park, Dallas. It began when the T&P donated 2-10-4 #638 to the City of Dallas in 1953.

Today, the museum has an impressive collection of locomotives and rolling stock...

...including this T&P RPO behind a Frisco Russian Decapod.

Among its many other items, the museum also has a classic GG-1 from the PRR (they traded T&P 909 (2nd) for it), and a UP Big Boy, #4018.

The Marshall depot houses the T&P Museum; it is also still used as a station for Amtrak's Texas Eagle.

The museum has hosted reunions of former T&P employees. They are currently working with the City of Marshall on a project to cosmetically restore Engine 400 (2nd).

Part of the museum exhibit.

Thanks to Amanda Mather for all these pictures of the Marshall depot.

Texas State Railroad, Rusk

Like all facilities operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife, the TSRR has been severely affected by budget cuts.

Their website says that no operations are planned after Aug. 31, 2007. Call for details - (800) 442-8951.
A plan is underway to contract with a private service to operate the railroad. We'll try to update this information as more details become available.
See the current edition (Summer, 2007) of Classic Trains magazine for a nice article about the history of the TSRR and its future.

Photos courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department © 2006, 2007.


The TSRR is also home to two T&P engines, including their #201, formerly T&P #316, the only T&P steam engine still operating.

The engine was built in 1901 by AL Cooke Locomotive Works as T&P 4-6-0 #316. It became Paris & Mt. Pleasant #316 in 1949, then displayed as Abilene & Southern #75 in 1956, before being donated to the TSRR in 1974.

* Engine 610 is listed as "stored in serviceable condition." They bring her out for exhibit on most weekends.

* - These photos courtesy Railway Preservation News, © RyPN, 2006. Photographer: Sammy King