Texas Transportation Museum

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Texas Transportation Museum
Texas Transportation museum sign.JPG
Established 1964
Location San Antonio, Texas
 United States
Coordinates 29°32′53″N 98°26′05″W / 29.548163°N 98.434766°W / 29.548163; -98.434766
Type Transportation Museum
Visitors 13,013
Director Pat Halpin
Website http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org

The Texas Transportation Museum (TTM) is a transportation museum located near San Antonio, Texas, USA.

It was created in 1964 to help preserve artifacts and information about San Antonio's transportation history. TTM operates as much of the 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 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 automobiles.

TTM also 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.

TTM is a registered 501c3 Charitable organization.

Model railroad displays[edit]

  • Alamo Model Railroad Engineer's (A.M.R.E.) an HO model railroad
  • San Antonio Garden Railroad Engineer's Society (S.A.G.R.E.S.) G scale model railroad

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Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TTM site

External links[edit]