Sunday, June 11, 2006

Mineola Opens Railroad Museum

Hundreds Gather in Downtown Mineola for Museum Opening

A big museum opening in Mineola paid tribute the history of railroads in East Texas. Hundreds gathered downtown this morning for the opening of the old depot station, which is now Transportation Plaza, a railroad museum that doubles as a functional Amtrak stop. The Wood County Pilot's Association held an honorary fly-over.

The plaza is a six-year, $800,000 project. Displays and vintage photographs show how important the railroad was to the development of East Texas. The city hopes the nostalgia of the past will now blend with future Amtrak runs through Mineola.

Read full story from KLTV Channel 7 Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville
Union Depot, Mineola 1908, photo from