Tomball railroad museum to open new exhibits

July 2, 2018 by  

The historic 1907 Depot Museum in Tomball will be opening several new railroad-related exhibits later this month.

There are new model railroad layouts from the Tomball & Walden (T&W) Model Railway and the Golden Blackhawk & Central City (GB&CC) Railroad from Mister Dave. The GB&CC layout is over 250 square feet in size and is a display in Z scale that completely fills the freight room of the old depot and has scenes that range from the coast of New England to the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The T&W layout is 150 square feet in area and is located inside the old caboose next to the depot. Its scenery features the Tomball community, including its farming and oil fields, as well as Main Street with businesses from earlier years.

The new gallery of the Walden Waiting Room displays illustrations of railroads drawn by Ken Walden. He was the original Station Agent at the depot, volunteering his time. His drawings with railroad themes have been displayed throughout the building since 2007, but now have been consolidated into one gallery three years after his death.

The Depot has also received several new memorabilia recently that highlight the past in America’s railroads.

The opening date for the new exhibits is Saturday, July 21. Various printing services can be used to create flyers and other materials to publicize such exhibits, featuring their unique displays and other items.