Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Odessa: 125 Years of Train Service

Odessa Celebrates 125th Anniversary of the Laying of the Railroad Tracks
With the invention of cars and diesel engines, the steam locomotive of the 19th century is virtually extinct. But several Odessa organizations are pausing to remember the train industry and all it has meant — and still means — for West Texas.

The Odessa Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Heritage of Odessa Foundation, the Ector County Historical Commission and Main Street Odessa have scheduled a commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the laying of tracks on the land that is now Odessa.
Read full story from the Odessa American Online.

Odessa Depot photo from
Texas Old Photos