Rosenberg Railroad Museum Exhibits
The exhibits at Rosenberg Railroad Museum are educational and informative. When you complete your gallery tour, there's much more to see - Tower 17, the Quebec railcar, and the HO layout at Education Station. We also have a nice gift shop, where you can pick up that special item for yourself, or the perfect gift!
Pictured here is the museum's 1944 Seagrave fire engine. A "War baby" model, she was delivered to the Fire Department of Orange, Texas in 1944. She resides now at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum, as part of our Historic Rosenberg Collection, where she awaits funding for restoration. If you love old fire engines, and want to help make this apparatus live again, email our director!
Did you know there weren't always time zones (Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific)? Before 1883, each town had it's own time based on when the sun was thought to be directly overhead - 12:00 noon. Two towns a few miles apart may have local times that differed by 20 minutes or more.
Today, imagine going to the airport and each airline has its own time - how could you make connecting flights? That's exactly what it was like going to a large union station prior to 1883 - each railroad had its own time based on where the home office was located. Come and see how this situation was resolved by the railroads (the U.S. government didn't officially get on board for 35 years).