Get Ready For Trains Over Texas!

November 15, 2016

All Aboard!


“Trains Over Texas” being constructed at TW TrainWorx headquarters

Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built  “O” scale model. The multiple trains crisscrossing the state will visit important and unique places in our state’s geology and physiography. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies and wetlands of the Texas coast and state and national monuments such as Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, The Balcones Escarpment and Big Bend National Park.

Along the routes to these geologic wonders the trains will also pass through Galveston, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio with other surprises along the route.


Another train set built by TW TrainWorx, the builders of our set.

This exhibit (about the size of a tennis court) is the largest indoor “O” scale model railroad in Texas. Its been nine months in the making and it pulls into HMNS on November 18th.  Don’t miss what is sure to become a Houston holiday tradition! 


Another train set built by TW TrainWorx.

Free with museum admission.

Authored By David Temple

David is the Museum’s associate curator of paleontology. In addition to running the Museum’s dig program in Seymour, TX and curating exhibits, he’s also unofficial head of The Department of Mysteries, a shadow wing of HMNS that deals with strange goo, unusual fossils, mysterious substances or any other unknown object you'd like to know what to do with.

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