The Cotton Belt Depot Museum is housed in the old baggage section of the restored 1905 Tyler, Texas Train Depot and staffed by volunteers from The Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society.
You don't have to have kinfolk as I do who were Southern Rail Road men to really appreciate this museum. They have so much to offer their visitors: railroad artifacts, books, pictures, hats, uniforms, Winfield paintings and operating N-, HO-and O-gauge model train layouts. They also have the famous "Bragg Train Collection:" on display. There is no gift shop but you can still purchase Cotton Belt memorabilia T Shirts and Mugs as we did.
We were very fortunate indeed to be given a personal tour by the President of the Tyler Tap chapter of the Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society who provided much insight into the glory days of the Cotton Belt Rail Road in Tyler, Texas.
The Cotton Belt Museum is open Monday - Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free but donations are always welcome. It is recommended that Group Tours should call ahead for an appointment. Parking is available next to the museum and bus service to the City of Tyler is also available at the West End of the Depot.
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