In General
Getting Here
Pix From Out On the Streets
Outside Signals
Tower 17
Inside Signals and Items
The Coach "Quebec"
Other Stuff


In General

Location / Name:
Rosenberg TX, Fort Bend County

What's Here:
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum
-- 1921 Avenue F, Rosenberg, TX 77471
-- 281-633-2846
Tower 17
BNSF and a small yard

GPS Coordinates: 29.56049, -95.80750
Phone A/C: 281/832
ZIP: 77471

Access by train/transit:

The Scoop:

This museum is great.  If you are a signal fan, you have to stop here if you are anywhere near the Houston area.  The director of the museum informed me that they are concentrating on signals, and what they have to offer the signal fan proves it.  They are constantly on the look-out for additional signals to add to their collection.

When I visited them in the spring of 2007, they were planning on opening to the public that summer.  They were hoping to have the CTC panel "working" and the semaphores in the yard will be connected to it.  I hope they met and exceeded their expectations.

On their exhibit page, they list seven main exhibits:
-- The Museum Gallery (inside)
-- The Garden Railway
-- The Mopac Caboose
-- Tower 17
-- The 1879 railcar "Quebec"
-- The Bathhouse
-- The Model Train Room, an HO Scale layout

It looks like you will find them at the Pasadena Convention Center for the Greater Houston Train Show, according to their Facebook page!

The staff of the Rosenberg Museum

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area: the official Rosenberg RR Museum website

Getting Here

Getting here is pretty easy if you are coming in from Houston... just get on US 59/ I-69 and head southwest.

Get off at the exit for Rosenberg/Needville and state road 36.
The exit is about 26 miles from I-610, and ~18mi from 8/the Sam Houston.
There was no exit number back in 2007, they finally got around to labeling the exits on the interstate at some point, it's now exit 97 :-)

Back in 2007

In 2023

Take the access road to 1st Street (36) and take a right.  There are a lot of restaurants in this area too, BTW.
Go north 1.75 miles to Avenue H and take a right.
Go one block and take a left onto 2nd St.
In two blocks, take a right onto Avenue F, and look for a parking place on the left side of the street adjacent to the museum.
The entrance is down at the yellow arrow.

Around the Outside

Outside Signals







Additional searchlight signals waiting to go up.


Tower 17






Inside - The Museum Gallery

A US&S lower quadrant indicator.

A position type signal indicator, mimicking the action of a semaphore.

A US&S upper quadrant indicator and optional rock guard.


Something you don't see everyday, a can of 2A semaphore oil.

Couple of semaphore spectacles and blades.

A typical info card, this one explaining the focal length of lenses.

General inside views.

The coach "Quebec"

A few inside shots showing the restoration work going on to restore the coach to it's former glory.  When they brought the car down from Canada, it had been most recently used as general storage on someone's farm, and most of the inside had been totally ruined.


Elsewhere & Other Stuff

Looks like they now have a large "G" Scale Garden Railway set up outside, this picture shows things set up for the Easter 2023 weekend.

The water tower is brand new and it's construction cost was donated by an area resident!


I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, myindexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

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Last modified: 11-Apr-2023