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Welcome to 1917! Did you know U.S. railroads were under government control? Did you know our soldiers operated railroads at the front in France? We have a special WWI exhibit including artifacts from the United States Railroad Administration and the Railroad Transportation Corps of the U.S. Army.
Eagle Lake Depot Museum - 322 East Main Street
Eagle Lake, Texas 77434
The Eagle Lake Santa Fe Depot was built in 1911 and opened in September of that year. The depot was closed by the railroad in 1970 and the building sold to private interests - serving as an implement dealer storage, hair salon, apartments, dentist office, and Internet service provider, among others. Restoration of the building to its railroad service appearance began in 2000 and the museum formally opened after the centennial celebration in 2011.
HOURS: 10 AM - 3 PM 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, by appointment, or by chance.
ADMISSION: There is no admission charge, but donations are sincerely appreciated.
LOCATION: North side of East Main St across Lake Avenue from Prairie Edge Museum.
Eagle Lake Depot, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and donations are used to preserve and maintain the museum while educating and informing visitors about the rich history of railroading in Eagle Lake and the surrounding area.
Link to Virtual Tour of Agent's Office on our facebook page
Eagle Lake Depot, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation, education, and research of railroad history in the state of Texas with a special focus on Colorado county and the surrounding area. We have artifacts from dozens of Texas short line railroads, and the agent's office, waiting room, and baggage room look as if a train will be arriving and departing any minute! While you can learn a fair amount via this web site and our facebook page, we hope you will visit in person to enjoy an enriching experience!