November is National Model Railroad Month, and if you’re a model train enthusiast, it may just be the most wonderful time of the year. Miniature trains were first made by German craftsmen in the 1830s. Although toy trains became affordable to middle-class American families in the late 1890s, collecting model trains only became a mainstream hobby after World War II. In the US, Lionel Trains dominated the early market. Today, model train enthusiasts are everywhere, and those near Houston, Texas can celebrate Depot Day in nearby Tomball.
What Is Depot Day?
Depot Day is an annual National Model Railroad Month Event hosted by Tomball’s historic Railroad Depot, which was built in 1907. This year’s event takes place on November 12, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m. The day is dedicated to educating and entertaining train lovers with the history of model railroads and the Depot itself. Attendees can enjoy several model railroad displays in 3 different train scales and hundreds of related artifacts as well as railroad art and memorabilia. The event also features live music performances and plenty of excellent photo opportunities.
The best part? Parking and admission are free. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year family-friendly event!
Enjoy Train Fever in Tomball All Year Long
Dedicated model train fans in the Houston metro area can visit Tomball’s Railroad Depot Museum throughout the year. Free tours will be offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and weekday tours are available by appointment. Call 281-351-5484 to find out more.
Enjoy Great Music Near the Depot at Main Street Crossing
Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas is one of the best small music venues in the Houston metro area. This unique nonprofit is named for its location at the historic railroad crossing on Main Street just one block away from the Depot. MSC hosts country, Americana, folk, blues, and other types of music artists in an intimate setting: the furthest seat is only 45 feet from the stage. MSC also offers food, beverages, and community seating, making it easier to interact with fellow concertgoers and even performing artists. Parking is convenient and stress-free.
Main Street Crossing additionally functions as a multi-use venue for church services, concerts, and more located in Tomball. Check out our event calendar and enjoy entertainment in support of good causes!