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ROCKDALE I&GN DEPOT MUSEUM

Step back in time with us. Experience Rockdale as it was in the early 1900's.  Many Texas towns owe their creation and growth to the trains that roll by on the rails.  Rockdale is a stellar example of railroad inspired growth.

 We are preserving the history of Milam County and central Texas.  The Rockdale Depot Museum celebrates our communities and railroads.

Come visit our  local train depot & museum!  It is a Milam County Texas visitor attraction that you don't want to miss.

Rack of historic train timetables at the Rockdale Depot Museum

HOURS OF OPERATION

Sat: 10am - 4pm

Sun: 1pm - 4pm

More days coming soon!

Contact us to make special arrangements

Restored Rail Cars

Restored MoPac railroad caboose at Rockdale Depot Museum

​Welcome to the Missouri Pacific Caboose #12263.   Built in 1948 and acquired by the  Rockdale Historical Society in the early 2000's.  Restored and decorated with artifacts that might have been in daily use during its era.​  Our Missouri Pacific Dining car, named the "Cheyenne Mountain" is a beautifully restored diner, available for private events. 

       

Contact us for more info.

Model Train Display

Model railroad layout circa 1920's Rockdale, TX.

The centerpiece of the baggage room is a historic 'N' scale rendition of 1920’s era downtown Rockdale.  It was constructed by Rockdale resident Nolan Bland.

And thanks to the efforts of the Milam County Model Railroad Club and volunteers, our baggage room has undergone a major renovation.   It is home to an 'O' gauge model train layout.  

 

We are proud and grateful to share this display!

Blacksmith Shop

Early 1900's style blacksmith shop at the Rockdale Depot Museum.

Visit our working replica of a blacksmith shop that would have been found in the Rockdale area around the turn of the 20th century.  Constructed with antique board and batten siding by members and volunteers in 2009.  We love to showcase demonstrations by a local blacksmith whenever we can. 

Keep in touch with us here and on Facebook for future events.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Special thanks for all your support!

Rockdale Depot Members

Also, every person and business that has selflessly offered their time and resources over the years to further our mission.  THANK YOU!!

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