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Tourist Railroads & Museums - South Central Region

This page provides a directory of tourist railroads, scenic train rides, steam trains, and railroad museums in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

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Arkansas & Missouri Railroad - Three-hour, four-hour, and day-long diesel-powered excursions from Fort Smith, Van Buren, and Springdale, Arkansas

Arkansas Railroad Museum - Home of St. Louis Southwestern Railway 4-8-4 no. 819, diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, and more; Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Austin Steam Train Association - Hill Country Flyer steam excursions northwest of Austin, Texas

B-RI Railroad Museum - Home of the Baldwin steam locomotive "Big Mike"; Teague, Texas

Cedar Rock Railroad - 16-inch gauge, 1/4 scale miniature train carrying passengers on a 1.3 mile ride through Williamson County Regional Park in Leander, Texas

Central Delta Depot Museum - Railroad and history exhibits on display in the 1912 Brinkley Union Train Station; Brinkley, Arkansas

Chihuahua Pacific Railway (El Chepe) - Daily passenger rail service on the 400-mile route between Los Mochis and Chihuahua, Mexico, through the scenic Copper Canyon

Cimarron Valley Railroad Museum - Santa Fe Depot with railroad artifacts and memorabilia; Cushing, Oklahoma

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Day Out With Thomas - Full-size replicas of Thomas the Tank Engine operate on tourist railroads throughout the US and Canada

DeQuincy Railroad Museum - Railroad artifacts and memorabilia on display in a 1923 Kansas City Southern Depot in DeQuincy, Louisiana

El Reno Heritage Express Trolley - 1-mile trolley route between the Canadian County Historical Museum (former Rock Island depot) and downtown El Reno, Oklahoma

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway - 4.5-mile trip through the Ozarks; Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Forest Park Miniature Railroad - Five-mile round-trip between Forest Park and Trinity Park on a 24" gauge railroad; Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Smith Trolley Museum - Frisco 4003 steam locomotive, streetcar memorabilia, cabooses, passenger car, and a history of the Fort Smith System; Fort Smith, Arkansas

Frisco Depot Museum - Railroad artifacts and model railroad in a restored Frisco depot in Hugo, Oklahoma

Galveston Island Railroad Museum - Features 3 steam engines, 3 diesel engines, passenger and freight cars, china display, and O-scale layout; Galveston, Texas

Grapevine Vintage Railroad - Home of the Tarantula Train; steam and diesel excursions between Grapevine and Fort Worth, Texas

Houston Railroad Museum - Restores and displays vintage railroad cars and other railroad-related artifacts; Houston, Texas

Jefferson & Cypress Bayou Railway - Nightly "ghost train" through Piney Woods using a reproduction of an 1870s American class 4-4-0 steam locomotive; Jefferson, Texas

La Grange Railroad Museum - Exhibits housed in an 1897 M-K-T (Katy) railroad depot in La Grange, Texas

Lehnis Railroad Museum - Railroad equipment, lanterns, and model trains on display, plus adjacent Santa Fe Depot and Harvey House; Brownwood, Texas

Mammoth Spring State Park - Restored 1886 Frisco train depot and caboose in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos - Railway museum with equipment and artifacts on display in Puebla, Mexico

Museum of the American Railroad (formerly Age of Steam) - Locomotives and rolling stock on display, including a complete pre-World War II passenger train; Dallas, Texas

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Nevada County Depot and Museum - Exhibits on the Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, and railroad history, in a 1912 MoPac Railroad Depot in Prescott, Arkansas

New Braunfels Railroad Museum - Museum housed in a 1907 International & Great Northern (Missouri Pacific) depot, featuring railroad history items, an 0-6-0T Porter steam locomotive, Mopac caboose, and operating HO scale layout; New Braunfels, Texas

Oklahoma Railway Museum - Museum and 3.4-mile diesel excursions operated by the Central Oklahoma Chapter, NRHS; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Old Hickory Railroad - 6-mile narrow gauge steam-powered excursions; Jackson, Louisiana

Orr Family Farm - One-third scale replica of the Central Pacific's Jupiter operates on a one-mile loop; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pauls Valley Santa Fe Depot Museum - Restored 1905 depot with local historical artifacts and Baldwin steam locomotive; Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Quartz Mountain Flyer (Farmrail) - Two hour diesel-powered excursions depart from approximately 17 miles north of Altus, Oklahoma

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma - Unique railroad items including several engines, dining car china, bells, whistles, lanterns, reference library, and operating HO, N, and Lionel layouts; Enid, Oklahoma

Railway Museum of San Angelo - Displays railroad equipment, artifacts, and model trains in Z, N, HO, O and G gauges; San Angelo, Texas

Red River Railroad Museum - Historic rail-related artifacts at the restored Katy Depot in Denison, Texas

Rosenberg Railroad Museum - Preserves the rail history of Fort Bend County and the surrounding area, with gallery exhibits feature photos, documents, artifacts, an 1879 executive railcar, and 1903 interlocking Tower 17; Rosenberg, Texas

San Antonio Railroad Heritage Museum (SARHM) - Restores and preserves railroad equipment and structures of the South Texas region, including Southern Pacific steam locomotive 794

Southern Forest Heritage Museum - Historic sawmill complex with Red River & Gulf Railroad steam locomotives on display, plus motor car rides; Long Leaf, Louisiana

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Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum - Exhibits, archives, and gift shop housed in a 1910 Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway depot; Temple, Texas

Tequila Express - All day excursion train to a tequila distillery from Guadalajara, Mexico

Texas State Railroad - 50-mile steam excursions between Rusk and Palestine, Texas

Texas State Railroad Photos - Photos of steam-powered passenger and freight trains in East Texas

Texas State Railroad Society - Aims to interpret and preserve the Texas State Railroad through volunteerism

Texas Transportation Museum, Inc - Non-profit Texas educational corporation in San Antonio, Texas which restores, maintains, and operates rail equipment

The History Center - Static displays and exhibits including logging and shortline railroads from central eastern Texas; Diboll, Texas

Waynoka Historical Society - Restored 1910 Santa Fe depot with artifacts and equipment on display; Waynoka, Oklahoma

Wichita Falls Railroad Museum - Collection of railroad locomotives, rolling stock, and memorabilia, much of it related to the railroads that served and are serving Wichita Falls, Texas

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