Texas and Pacific Railway Museum

T&P DepotThe T&P Depot. Photo by Nicholas Henderson.

The Texas and Pacific Railway Museum is located inside the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot, also known as the T&P Depot, located in Marshall, Texas. The depot is an active train station and also houses a museum dedicated to the former employees who played an important role in the development of the town and the state of Texas.

The depot was originally built in 1912 and is located in the Ginocchio National Historical District, a registered national historic area in Marshall. The depot welcomed soldiers during World War I and II and at one time held immigration offices.

Today, the depot runs as an Amtrak station and goes all the way north to Chicago and west/southwest to Dallas, San Antonio, and Los Angeles. The museum inside is filled with artifacts and photos from as far back as the 1870s, including a replica office with a working telegraph key and a 1920s-era panoramic photo of the entire industrial area and all the local shops.

The museum tells the story of the Texas and Pacific Hospital and has displays children will enjoy like working train models that wind through models of historic Marshall buildings. If you’re looking for something to do in Marshall, pay a visit to the Railway Museum.

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