Get ready to kick off fall at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum Fall Fun Fest!
Gather your family and friends and head to Rosenberg September 16, 10 am – 5 pm. “May the Steam Be With You,” this year’s theme, is a perfect day to explore the historic rail museum — plus the special activities for the day. Rail fans of all ages will enjoy the Museum Open House, carnival games, live music, replica steam ride-on train, bounce houses, Steampunk Station, steam trains running on the Gauge G Garden Railroad, crafts and more! Folks are encouraged to wear Steampunk or Star Wars costumes and mingle with visitors from the 501st Legion, the worldwide Star Wars fan club.
Fall Fun Fest also is a great time to visit the museum’s two historic rail cars, Quebec and Caboose. Caboose was built in 1972 for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Back in the day, cabooses were used as a rolling office and living space for the conductor and brakeman. This MoPac Caboose was on display at Children’s Museum of Houston for 15 years before the museum donated it to Rosenberg Railroad Museum 10 years ago.
Quebec was built in 1879 and was state-of-the-art at the time. The Canadian government used it as a business car from 1922-1962. This car was restored to its beauty of the 19th century, including new carpet woven by the same mill in England used in the late 1800s.
The museum also houses Tower 17, in operation from 1903 – 2004. The towerman’s job was to allow only one train through a crossing at a time. In 2004, a computer took over that job. Visitors to the museum can see the interactive display inside Tower 17 for real-time train movement on the large hi-def monitor.
Visitors at the museum also enjoy the model railroad displays both indoors and outdoors. The Houston Area G Gaugers run trains on the museum’s garden railroad the 4th Sunday each month, 1 pm – 5 pm.
Admission to this annual fundraiser is just $8 and includes all the activities and museum tours. Buy tickets online in advance to save time! Rosenberg Railroad Museum is located in historic Rosenberg at 1921 Avenue F. The event is rain or shine.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rosenberg Railroad Museum. Opinions are my own.