A three part series documenting the influence of trains and train travel on the town of Nacogdoches, Tx.
Brian Bray - The Nacogdoches Train Depot - Depot Documentary
Dr. Tom McKinney - Railroads of Nacogdoches - Depot Documentary
Hugh Hemphill - Vitalizing a Nation - Depot Documentary
Each video includes subtitles (click on 'CC' on the bottom right hand side of the video to start subtitles).
Created by: Casey Thompson
Narration by: Rene Valdez
Dates and Times:
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2013, Train Day Events
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2013, Train Day Events
Austin Street, Jefferson, Texas 75657
The Jefferson Historical Society and Museum will celebrate the one year anniversary of constructing a replica early 1900's T & P Railroad depot on the Museum property to house the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad. Construction of the depot building began in late January 2012 and was completed in early May 2012. The inaugural Jefferson Train Days event on May19-20, 2012 celebrated the Grand Opening of the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad at the Museum.
Jefferson's Cypress Bayou Model Train Club operates and maintains the model railroad layout for the Jefferson Historical Society and Museum. Since its opening last May, over 2,000 visitors of all ages have enjoyed this fabulous model railroad exhibit which is open daily year round.
The late R.D. Moses and his late friend, Jack Luck, spent over 30 years creating and building this fabulous HO scale model railroad layout that depicted the Texas & Pacific Railway in West Texas in the 1950s.This superb model railroad was published in the May 2002 Model Railroader magazine. Even before this publication, the R.D. Moses model railroad was known both locally and nationally as one of the best in the hobby.
The second annual Jefferson Train Days event will occur on May 18 and 19, 2013 to commemorate the one year anniversary of the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad layout being in its new location in Jefferson. This year's event will also celebrate the city of Jefferson being designated by the Union Pacific Railroad as a "Train Town USA" and inclusion in the Union Pacific Railroad's Train Town USA Registry.
One Boarding Pass will admit visitors to four activities - a visit to the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad layout, a ride on a narrow gauge scenic train, a tour of Jay Gould's private railroad car and admission to a train show that includes several modular model railroad layouts and vendors.
Cost of the Boarding Pass is $15.00 for adults; children 6 and under are free. Boarding Passes may be purchased at two event locations in Jefferson on the days of the event. All proceeds, after expenses, will benefit the Jefferson Historical Society and Museum and the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad.
Go to www.jeffersontraindays.com
Also go to www.visitjeffersontexas.com for information on lodging and other activities in Jefferson, Texas.
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The Hoya building at 116 S. Pecan in downtown Nacogdoches is currently being restored. To document the process, CRHR staff will be stopping by 2-3 times a week to take a series of photographs as the restoration proceeds. These photos will be loaded into a slide show showing the progress of the work over time. Full restoration is expected to take one year. Currently the structure is being stabilized and decorative brickwork is being restored. Check back periodically to see what changes have taken place as work continues on this historic structure.
Read more about the Hoya building in the City of Nacogdoches Historic Site Survey at http://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/1174.asp
To view the project, click here.
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