Galveston Railroad Museum

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Santa Fe Union Station
Santa Fe Union Station is located in Texas
Santa Fe Union Station
Santa Fe Union Station
Santa Fe Union Station is located in the United States
Santa Fe Union Station
Santa Fe Union Station
Location123 Rosenberg Ave.,
Galveston, Texas
Coordinates29°18′23″N 94°47′52″W / 29.30639°N 94.79778°W / 29.30639; -94.79778Coordinates: 29°18′23″N 94°47′52″W / 29.30639°N 94.79778°W / 29.30639; -94.79778
Built1932 (1932)
WebsiteGalveston Railroad Museum
Part ofThe Strand Historic District (ID70000748[1])
RTHL No.7178
Significant dates
Designated NHLDCPMay 11, 1976
Designated CPJanuary 26, 1970
Designated RTHL1983
Santa Fe Railroad Station, home to the Galveston RR Museum

The Galveston Railroad Museum is a railroad museum owned and operated by the Center for Transportation and Commerce, a non-profit organization. The museum was established with funds from Galveston businesswoman and philanthropist Mary Moody Northen and the Moody Foundation.[2]

The museum is located at 25th and Strand in Galveston, Texas. It is housed in the former Santa Fe Railroad station, at the head of The Strand.

The museum was damaged during Hurricane Ike, but has since reopened.

Station Lobby and Waiting Area

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Northen, Mary Elizabeth Moody". The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-10-01.

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Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Former services
Texas City Junction
toward Purcell
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Main Line
Terminus
Texas City Junction
toward Houston
Houston – Galveston
Terminus Galveston – Longview 9th Street Landing
toward Longview