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Surprises in SP Alamo

"The Alamo" business car has many surprises hidden away in the depths of its interior.  In one of the four staterooms, in a closet, a paper bag was found with a stack of kitchen towels.  These towels are marked SOUTHERN PACIFIC and PULLMAN.  Most of the towels are in mint condition but only yellowed from years of storage.
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SOUTHERN PACIFIC Business car #127, the “ALAMO”  

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          The Southern Pacific business car, #127, the “Alamo” was constructed by the Pullman Company in June of 1926 for the Galveston Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway as car #999, “Alamo”.  The car was sold/transferred to the Texas & New Orleans Railroad as car #999 somewhere between June 1931 and June 1932 where it continued…

Elmendorf Heritage and Railroad Museum

We have a location that is now open for you to visit   Please come on by and see our museum which is located in Elmendorf, TX.

Where:  
203 Bexar Ave
Elmendorf TX 78112

Hours:  
Fri - 12PM - 6PM
Sat - 12PM - 6PM
 


 

Marvin D. Tieken, Jr.

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of one of our charter members, Mr. Marvin D. Tieken, Jr. He just celebrated his 62nd birthday when he passed from this world on October 13, 2008. He is survived by his sister and many friends.

Mr. Tieken retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad, and then was called back to work for the Union Pacific Railroad after the merger. Later, he was employed by Trans-Texas Rail Shops.