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Todd's Railfan Guide to
the ROSENBERG RR MUSEUM
Rosenberg TX

 

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In General

Location / Name:
     Rosenburg Railroad Museum
     Rosenburg TX

What's Here:
     Excellent railroad museum, specializing in signals.
     Tower 17 moved to this location (from across the tracks).

Data:

     GPS Coordinates: 29.560526,-95.807272

     1921 Avenue F, Rosenburg TX   77471

     281-633-2846


Access by train/transit:

     None

 

The Scoop:

This museum is great.  If you are a signal fan, you have to stop here if you are anywhere near the Houston area.  The director of the museum informed me that they are concentrating on signals, and what they have to offer the signal fan proves it.  They are constantly on the look-out for additional signals to add to their collection. 

When they opened Tower 17 to the public in 2007, they had the CTC panel "working", controlling the semaphores in the yard.

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:

     Click here go to the official Rosenberg RR Museum website.

Thanks to Denver Todd for his help with my railfan guides and suggesting welcome changes to help all ya'll.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! Contact info is here

Getting Here

From Houston, take I-69 southwest.  This will take you to Rosenburg.  Take the exit for 1st Avenue, and when you get to 1st Ave, take a right.  This will take you near the museum.  After a little more than a mile and a half, take a right onto Avenue H...... if you cross the tracks, you went too far.  Go 2 blocks and take a left onto 3rd St, the museum will be on your left.

 


Outside Signals

       

           

       

    Additional searchlight signals waiting to go up.


Tower 17

     

     

     


Inside Signal Stuff on Display

  A US&S lower quadrant indicator.

  A position type signal indicator, mimicking the action of a semaphore.

    A US&S upper quadrant indicator and optional rock guard.

  Something you don't see everyday, a can of 2A semaphore oil.

    Couple of semaphore spectacles and blades.

  A typical info card, this one explaining the focal length of lenses.

        General inside views.


The coach "Quebec"

              
A few inside shots showing the great restoration work going on to restore the coach to it's former glory.  When they brought the car down from Canada, it had been most recently used as general storage on someone's farm, and most of the inside had been totally ruined.


Other Stuff

     
The water tower is brand new and it's construction cost was donated by an area resident!


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Last modified: 01-Jan-2014