Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
This 1929 Ford Model AA Truck once delivered beer for the Falstaff Brewery.
By TParis - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21548110
Former U.S. Army Baldwin RS-4-TC 1A Switcher No. 4035, built in 1954.
By Guðsþegn - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21546426
Former Comal Power Plant 1925 Baldwin 0-4-0T steam locomotive No. 1 idles after a hot day pulling trains for passengers.
By ALW Productionjs - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74288575
Texas Transportation Museum
The Texas Transportation Museum (TTM) is a transportation located near San Antonio, Texas.
It was created in 1964 to help preserve artifacts and information about San Antonio's transportation history. TTM operates as much of its collection as possible, including many railroad vehicles on its own heritage railroad, the Longhorn and Western Railroad.
The museum was originally located at the Pearl Brewing Company in Downtown San Antonio and had used the tracks of the Texas Transportation Company. In 1967 the museum was granted use of approximately forty acres (16 ha) of what was then known as the Northeast Preserve, now McAllister Park, just north of the San Antonio International Airport on Wetmore Road.
TTM operates artifacts on the L&W as well as several model train layouts and many antique automobiles.
TTM provides an educational and entertaining experience which interprets how developments in transportation technology shaped and continue to impact daily life. TTM experienced a 55% growth in attendance between 2002 and 2006, from 8,370 to 13,013 persons annually.
The museum hosts three major events annually, An Easter egg hunt in April for Easter, "Spook-Track-Ula" in October for Halloween, and "Santa's Railroad Wonderland" in December for Christmas.
Different areas, including a custom remodeled caboose, space inside the Zucht Display Building, picnic tables, and a large outdoor pavilion can be rented for group parties.
TTM is a registered 501c3 Charitable organization.
Model railroad displays
HO scale layout operated by the Alamo Model Railroad Engineers (AMRE)
G gauge outdoor layout operated by the San Antonio Garden Railroad Engineers Society (SAGRES)
O scale layout operated by TTM
Longhorn and Western Railroad
The Longhorn and Western Railroad is a heritage railroad located in San Antonio, Texas.
It is owned by the Texas Transportation Museum and many of TTM's artifacts operate on the L&W tracks. The L&W has approximately 1⁄2-mile (0.80 km) of track in total with an approximately 1⁄3-mile (0.54 km) mainline.
Rolling stock on the L&W:
Former US Army 1954 Baldwin RS-4-TC 1A Switcher No. 4035
Former US Air Force 1942 GE 45-ton switcher No. 7071
Former Moscow, Camden and San Augustine Railroad 1911 Baldwin 2-8-0 Steam locomotive #6
Former Comal Power Plant 1925 Baldwin 0-4-0T No. 1
Former Missouri Pacific Railroad Flat car No. 50043
Former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Pullman business car #404
Former Pullman Company and Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad 1924 Pullman McKeever sleeper car
Former Union Pacific Railroad Caboose No. 25275
Former Missouri Pacific Railroad Caboose No. 13083
Former Missouri Pacific Railroad Caboose No. 11919
Former Missouri Pacific Railroad Caboose No. 13430
Miscellaneous railroad speeders
Railroad Radio Frequencies: 151.820 MHz, 151.880 MHz, 151.940 MHz, 154.570 MHz, and 154.600 MHz (MURS)
Slogan: "Come ride the rails of Texas!"
Texas Transportation Museum Overview
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Coordinates: 29.548163°N 98.434766°W
Longhorn and Western Railroad Overview
Locale: San Antonio, Texas
Dates of operation: 1975–Present
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length: 1⁄2 mi (0.80 km)
Text: wikipedia.org. Images: Public Domain; http://www.commons.wikimedia.org (unless otherwise specified) and 17 U.S. Code § 107 fair use. References: Lewis, Robert G. The Handbook of American Railroads. New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1951, 2nd Edition 1956. Site Map Contact webmaster HERE.
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