Galveston Railroad Museum

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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.[1]

The museum is located at 25th and Strand in Galveston, Texas. The museum has reopened after Hurricane Ike and is raising donations for matching grant money to restore the exhibits damaged. The museum has been approved for $200,000 in grants, but must raise $100,000 to receive them. That $300,000 will result in receiving $3,000,000 in rebuilding funds from FEMA. The donation deadline is September 30th, 2011.

It is housed in the former Santa Fe Railroad station, at the head of The Strand.

Santa Fe Union Train Station -- Now a Railroad Museum
Station Lobby and Waiting Area


  1. ^ "Northen, Mary Elizabeth Moody". The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 

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  Former services  
Preceding station   Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe   Following station
toward Purcell
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Main Line
toward Houston
Houston – Galveston
Terminus Galveston – Longview
toward Longview

Coordinates: 29°18′23″N 94°47′52″W / 29.30639°N 94.79778°W / 29.30639; -94.79778