Saturday, April 7, 2012

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum

I just got a very nice note from Cynthia at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum who had seen an earlier post of mine about the Santa Fe station where it is housed. She provided some additional helpful information for those wanting to visit, and answering the question about how the passengers made it out to the Amtrak trains past the iron fencing. (original post)

If you are in the area, stop by and see their displays and lovely building. The Central Texas Modelers are also just a short distance across the parking lot in their own building with operating model railroad layouts.

Cynthia's informative email:

Recently I've been looking at photographs and artwork to link the our Pinterest site. While doing so, I came across your Wordpress Blog Page.  The link for the page about Station Stops, was one of interest to me. 
Here is the information you are needing to link your page to the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum:, also you may find us on Facebook at
and now on Pinterest at
The regular hours of operation for the Museum is Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. We are closed on Sunday and Monday.  Admission to the museum is $4 for Adult, $3 for Senior, $2 for children between the ages of 5-12, $0 under age 5 and Military (with Active I.D. presented) is $0
If you would require any additional information, I'd be happy to assist.
Thanks for posting such nice photos of the Santa Fe Depot.
Also, the Amtrak office is located at the West side of the Santa Fe Depot with a ticket agent on duty Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm.  They also have staffing just prior to departures and arrivals on Saturday and Sunday--dependent on the number of guests traveling.
They 'load' passengers directly in front of the South Entrance of the Depot.  The ticket agent/or train conductor unlocks the gate when the train arrives. 
Hope this answers some of the questions that you posed on your blog page.
Cynthia R. Coyle
Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 West Avenue B
Temple, Texas 76501
Museum: 254-298-5172
Fax: 254-298-5171

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