Houston Railroad Museum looking for new home

January 2, 2012 11:39:27 AM PST
The Houston Railroad Museum has one year to find a new home.

It currently sits on property owned by Global Stainless Supply Company in northeast Houston. The company is expanding, so the museum has to move, and needs to find a new home by the end of 2012.

At this time, the museum is only open on Saturdays, April to November. It hopes a new location, perhaps close to downtown, could bring in more visitors.

Phil Scheps, the museum's treasurer, said, "It's interesting. Houston owes much of its development to the railroad, and if you look at the city seal for Houston you see the steam locomotive on it to this day."

The move will take money. The Houston Railroad Museum estimates it will have to raise at least $1-2 million to complete the project. The museum is run entirely by volunteers.