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La Grange Railroad Museum

The La Grange M-K-T (Katy) Railroad Depot is located at its original site adjacent to the tracks at the intersection of North Washington and Lafayette Streets.  The building, which has waiting rooms, an office and a freight area, was completed in November 1897 by the Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway Company to replace the town’s first station, which burned in March of that year.  The T,B&H was soon taken over by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.  Passenger service continued until the 1950s and the depot received and dispatched freight as late as the 1970s.

Highlights of the museum exhibits include the original pot-belly stove, M-K-T safe, and stationmaster’s desk, in addition to numerous historic photographs and a gold-headed can presented to James Converse in 1880 in appreciation of his successful efforts to bring a railroad to La Grange. There also are hands-on exhibits for both adults and children.  The museum opened on April 29, 2006.

Located next to the tracks, the La Grange Railroad Museum is open the every Saturday (except occasional holidays) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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