Along the railroad tracks in downtown Rosenberg (about 35 miles southwest of downtown Houston) you will find the Rosenberg Railroad Museum. Even the outside of the museum is interesting: it is a corrugated steel building painted to look like the Union Depot which was formerly located nearby.
You can walk around the grounds and view the 1879 Victorian Era Business Car, a red caboose, and Tower 17, from which towermen controlled the train traffic at the crossing of the Gulf Colorado & Santa Railroad (Santa Fe) and the Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Company (Southern Pacific).
Inside, you’ll find exhibits including artifacts from each of the eight railroads that traversed Fort Bend County, a model railroad layout, railroad signaling artifacts, early photographs, maps, and brochures, and railroad advertising. The museum also owns a business railcar built in 1879 which is open for viewing. Guided tours are available.
Rosenberg Railroad Museum
1921 Ave F, Rosenberg, Texas
From southwest Houston, take the Southwest Freeway (US 59) south to Rosenberg. Exit at Highway 36 and go north about 1 mile to Avenue I. Turn right on Avenue I and go two blocks to Third Street. Turn left, go two blocks and turn left on Avenue F, just before the railroad tracks. The museum is on the corner of Avenue F and Third Street.