New Braunfels Railroad Museum

The New Braunfels Railroad Museum resides within the 1907 International and Great Northern Depot. In October of 1986, the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society was granted a long-term lease of the closed depot. At that point the restoration and museum efforts were begun. It interior was painted and the exterior was repainted to match one of the previous remodels of the depot. Brick pavers and new sidewalks were added to aid in the preservation of the museum artifacts and displays. Then again in 2007 the members undertook a compete make-over of the display area. This included new custom-made display cases, track lighting, and additional displays of items that had previously needed to be stored. Displays include a rare velocipede from the late 1800’s; several restored baggage carts, a complete telegraphy system and its history; a history of “standard time”; area specific photos; lanterns, timetables, passes, uniforms, and various other “tools” required of the railroad employee to sufficiently get his job done.

New Braunfels Railroad Museum
Railroad Depot Circa 1890

I visited the New Braunfels Railroad back in February of 2020 when I made a took a bus trip to Texas to visit relatives. When they had appointments in the New Braunfels area I would tag along and walk the streets sightseeing to see interesting sights in the area. I found the museum to be fascinating and enjoyed my self-guided walking tour.

Monday Window

Photo Credit : Deb L. Waters

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6 responses to “2023 Monday Windows: NEW BRAUNFELS RAILROAD MUSEUM”

  1. Quite lovely Deb 😀
    I wish they wouldn’t display things with a don’t climb on or play with. They should have replicas made so it wouldn’t matter.

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    1. So true. They do have areas that can be climbed on though.

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      1. That cheers me 😁

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  2. […] 2023 Monday Windows: NEW BRAUNFELS RAILROAD MUSEUM […]

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  3. An interesting little building. And a neat window into days past.

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    1. Thank you! It only looks little from the front. It extends backwards & displays are also inside an old train.

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