Artifacts in the Museum Collection
museum's collection includes a wide variety of artifacts, including
time tables, correspondence, lanterns, coffin carts and a huge neon
that once stood atop Houston's now-demolished Grand Central Station.
Scroll down for a few images of
the many items
in the collection. We'll be posting more over time.
Volunteers install a wig-wag crossing signal on the
The Houston Railroad Museum provides hands-on
experiences for visitors,
like the opportunity to ring a steam engine bell.
Unfortunately, SP's Grand Central Station in downtown
Houston is not
one of the museum's artifacts. The building was demolished in the
1960s. However, see that sign on top of the building? It is
at the museum, and it works, thanks to the efforts of museum
More museum artifacts are visible in the top
picture. At left
is a track gang crane, while just between the "t" and the "h" in
you can see our RPO mail bag crane.