Welcome to the website of the Texas
State Railroad Society, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our prime purpose is to enhance the experience of the visitor to the Texas State Railroad, the communities that it served, and the history and nature of its environment.
The Society wishes to create and maintain a diverse membership that appeals to all who share a common interest in the Texas State Railroad and the area through which it passes.
From our membership, we will encourage and cater to the various expressions of railroad interest. Our
intent is to provide a volunteer force that is rich in knowledge and ability, capable of addressing a broad range of projects.
Addresses for Communications: Texas State Railroad Society
P.O. Box 2190
Jacksonville, TX 75766-7190
Base Address for Activities: Rail Yard Park Museum of Palestine
We acknowledge and respect the fact that there are other organizations that have similar interests and goals to our own. We're here to complement, not compete. If we conflict, please let us know.
The Texas State Railroad Society's activities can be divided into three areas of operation:-
Texas State Railroad (our prime area of support)
Rail Yard Park at Palestine (a new project to initiate and nurture all facets of interest in railroading)
Administration, a necessity for all
Our Project Needs
For members who are willing and able to volunteer, there are projects that should have appeal to those with the the following interests:
Conservation, preservation and restoration of historic buildings, rolling stock, and other items of railroad equipment
Operation, maintenance, and development of model railroads (various scales)
Construction and maintenance of a miniature railroad and rolling stock
Landscaping and 'grounds' maintenance
Museum operation, with opportunities for researchers and historians
Society duties including marketing, communications and administration