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ORGANIZATIONS with Similar Interests

(This is a work in progress.
 We plan to improve this feature and include more organizations within our area that share our common interests.)
We'd like to refer you to other organizations that share our interest in railroading, and its history in our area. The mileage shown is the distance from the Museum of the Rail Yard Park of Palestine.
1. Palestine (4.0 miles)
          Museum for East Texas Culture
          400 Micheaux Avenue
          Palestine, Texas                            903-723-1914


Items of Railroad Interest:
  • Railroad Room with Palestine I-GN / MP depot funishings and equipmentitems
2.  Rusk (31 miles)
          Heritage Center of Cherokee County 
          208 Henderson Street
          Rusk, Texas  75785                        903-714-8685
Items of Railroad Interest:
  •  Railroad and peniteniary history and ephemera
3. Tyler  (48 miles)
          Cotton Belt Depot Museum
          210 East Oakwood Street
          Tyler, Texas                                  903-595-7232
          website:   www.cottonbeltdepotmuseum
Items of Railroad Interest:
  • SSW (Cotton Belt) Railroad memorabilia.
  • Bragg collection of Lionel 'O' gauge model                       railroad items
4.  Lufkin (72 miles)
          Texas Forestry Museum
          1905 Atkinson Drive
          Lufkin, Texas  75901                    903-632-9535
          website:   www.
Items of Railroad Interest: 
  • Logging locomotive, log loader, log car & caboose
  • Depot 
5.  Jefferson (117 miles)
          Jefferson Historical Society & Museum
          223 W. Austin Street
          Jefferson, Texas                           903-665-2775
Items of Railroad Interest:
  • R.D. Moses Model Railroad operated by the              Jefferson & Cypress Bayou Model Railroad Club.
  • Historic Jefferson Railway
  • Jay Gould Business Car
6. Shreveport (136 miles)
          Red River Valley Railroad Historical Society
          Shreveport Water Works & Railroad Museums
          142 North Common Street
          Shreveport, Louisiana                318-458-3123
Items of Railroad Interest:
  • Railroad artefacts, memorabilia, 
  • Rolling stock collection
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