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Clifton, Texas restores ATSF depot and opens museum
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« on: Feb 17th, 2017, 10:24am »
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The City of Clifton (Texas) is repairing and restoring the passenger end of the old ATSF (nee Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe) railroad depot and is opening a new railroad museum in the depot building. The dedication and grand opening ceremony are schedule for 1:30pm on Saturday, May 6th.
 
The northbound Amtrak Texas Eagle will make a scheduled stop in Clifton to add to the celebration at approximately 12:30pm on its run from San Antonio to Chicago. This will be the first scheduled stop of a passenger train in Clifton since the early years of the Texas Chief in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
 
The City has accumulated a significant collection of ATSF and other railroad artifacts dating back to the late 1800's thru the 1980's. The museum will be one of the very best small station museums in the country including a substantial railroad book and media reference library.
 


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« Reply #1 on: Jun 16th, 2017, 7:06pm »
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Sounds like good news. Clifton is a neat, small, town. Been through it a few times (both driving and on the train).

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Open 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month (except holidays), from 10am-4pm
Also by advance request with City of Clifton city office
 


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Old waiting room. Coach class rail car seats


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Old stationmaster office. Multiple display cases. Fully functioning HO gauge model railroad


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Railroad office potbelly stove with original chimney stack in ceiling.
G and N scale model railroad items and much, much more on display.


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