Texas & Pacific Railway Museum

Texas & Pacific Railway Museum, Marshall: Address, Phone Number, Texas & Pacific Railway Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Texas & Pacific Railway Museum

Texas & Pacific Railway Museum
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Paul M
1 contribution
Worth a trip.
Aug 2021 • Friends
Great for the museum. The staff was knowledgeable and had a lot of interesting exhibit. Very small. But just perfect to get the history of Texas and pacific railroad and the model train is really neat also!
Written 22 August 2021
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M J
Austin, TX7,761 contributions
Beautiful 1912 train station
Sep 2020
My husband and I went to the Texas & Pacific Railway Museum on a Monday morning. There were no vehicles in the parking lots and the Museum appeared to be closed. Covid-19 times. The beautiful station was built in 1912. The historic 1896 Ginocchio Hotel shares the same parking lot. That is an interesting building as well. It is certainly worth a 10 minute stop to look around.
Written 29 September 2020
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Marina Y
9 contributions
Only seen from outside this trip!
Jul 2020
Unfortunately the Museum was closed when I visited the Train Station this trip, however have been there in prior trips. For those who love all Classic Train things and History accordingly, the Texas & Pacific Railway Museum is a 'Must See' - very knowledgeable and friendly 'Proprietors'. Also, wonderful Restaurant in the beautifully restored Ginnachio Hotel there, open for lunch & dinner and cocktails if desired!
Written 14 July 2020
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Texjan
Vidor, TX5 contributions
Yes it’s SMALL but.....
Oct 2019
We decided since we were visiting nearby we would take a little side trip to visit the Railway Museum and I’m glad we did. What a small but noteworthy little gem, had some very interesting historical items and pictures. We loved the model train and especially liked climbing on the old Engine and Caboose outside!
Written 15 October 2019
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David T
Shreveport, LA1,416 contributions
Great Tour Guide
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were allowed to tag along with a school group on a guided tour. The tour guide knew everything about the history of the yards and the Texas and Pacific Railroad.

Admission fee is negligible; $1 apiece for seniors and $2 for adults, if they charge you. Donations are accepted.

The museum is not that large, but it is packed with exhibits. There is a diorama of the train yards, complete with running model trains, as they once existed. A fire in 1971 effectively ended the era of working shops, then housed across many buildings.

Several trains passed while we were there. The outdoor walkway on the 2nd floor provides a nice view of the surrounding area. Both an old locomotive and a caboose are open to visitors.
Written 25 January 2019
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show4123
Austin, TX37 contributions
Nice local railroad museum
Oct 2018 • Solo
Good local museum with interesting artifacts dealing with the Texas & Pacific RR. The station is also used by Amtrak, and is across the track from the Ginocchio, an excellent restaurant.
Written 14 October 2018
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scottsD2005XJ
Jefferson, TX11 contributions
Great Train Museum and Depot
Jun 2018
Very friendly and helpful staff. Such a unique time and place of American history that should be preserved and enjoyed. We enjoyed all the great displays and the engine and caboose outside.
Written 13 June 2018
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Granddad Green Go
Texas400 contributions
Interesting old station
Apr 2018
I took my 90-year-old father, a former Texas and Pacific RR employee, to see this museum on a nice spring day. The station itself is quaint and picturesque and the museum, though small, does a good job of telling the story of T&P and its importance to Marshall, Texas. While we were there, the Amtrak "Texas Eagle" arrived and we got to watch passengers board and then see the train leave on its westward journey toward Dallas. The gift shop salesperson and other staff were friendly and helpful. Kids of all age will enjoy being able to clamber into the engineer's cab of an old steam locomotive on the grounds of the station.
Written 14 April 2018
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amandasS1867JS
Marshall26 contributions
Great little museum
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is a very nice spot with interesting historical artifacts. The kids loved it, and it will pique your interest in trains, no doubt. It is still an Amtrak station, so you can see action at times. Friendly staff!
Written 1 April 2018
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cgny1fwd
Houston, TX1,191 contributions
Nicely done
Jan 2018 • Solo
The real attraction is the building - such extraordinary architecture for a railway station, and it is still an Amtrak stop. The exhibits are nicely done and give a fair idea of railroad history in Marshall. As a bonus there is a well preserved T&P steam locomotive and a caboose on the property.
Written 13 January 2018
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