Wurstfest helps keep the Railroad Museum on the right track

The Wurstfest Association has donated $1000 to help the New Braunfels Railroad Museum execute its biannual Train Show fundraisers. This event, held at the downtown convention center, features many large model railroads in various scales, a chance for kids to be Junior Engineers at the famous ‘Kids Run the Trains’ area, over 60 vendors, an extra-large exhibit of Lego trains, and more.

The New Braunfels Railroad Museum is a quaint and unassuming historic building which has been standing dutifully on San Antonio Street since 1907. What once was the bustling New Braunfels railroad station is now the interesting and entertaining museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad artifacts and education.

The exhibits to this museum, for which admission is always free, include tours of an actual retired 1940s locomotive, a boxcar and a caboose. There’s also a Pullman dining car, which is available for rent as a special event venue. The museum is also home to scale model train displays in many popular gauges.

Situated along one of the busiest north-south Union Pacific railroad routes in the country, visitors to the New Braunfels Railroad Museum have a chance to spot more than 30 trains a day – including international loads from Canada and Mexico. The San Antonio to Chicago Amtrak train also makes a twice-daily appearance.

Knowledge-hungry train fans will find ample fuel for their curiosity in the museum’s 600-book library, as well as one of the many special community events. The museum is open all year.

For hours, directions, schedule, or historic information, visit them online at newbraunfelsrailroadmuseum.org.