Do you consider yourself a train junkie? You like model trains as well as the real deal, and you can’t get enough. That means the New Braunfels Railroad Museum is perfect for you. This museum sits inside a 1907 railroad depot, and it is full of artifacts and memorabilia, along with tons of scale model trains. Admission is free, so swing by the next time you have some free time and find out what all the fuss is about.
Explore Real Train Cars
The railroad museum has an assortment of real train cars you can explore. The Pullman dining car is the biggest draw. You can explore this car, and even rent it out for a party if you wish.
You’ll also want to check out the caboose and steam-powered locomotive. Each car represents a piece of history.
The Model Trains
The model train layouts are also quite impressive. There are tons of layouts, but the Alpine layout from the Joske’s department store in San Antonio easily steals the show. Get ready to embark on a trip down memory lane when you check out the different layouts.
The old photos are really interesting, and you can look at other memorabilia, such as the old train schedules. There is also a great deal of information about train history. You will learn quite a bit during your visit.
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Talk to the Volunteers
While you could zip through the museum in about a half hour, stay awhile and talk to the volunteers. They are full of information they’re ready to share. It’s clear that this is their passion, and they are always excited to talk to visitors. You will learn so much just by spending a few minutes with a volunteer.
Back in the old days, trains were the best way to get around. These days, people prefer vehicles. They are much faster and more efficient, and they’re fun to drive. Nissan of New Braunfels in New Braunfels, Texas, has a huge inventory of Nissans available, so see us before going to the museum.