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Train Tracks: A Journey on Austin's Railways

 

 

Austin's First Train

 

The first train arrived on December 26, 1871 in Austin. The steam locomotive of the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company made a brief stop on the Waller Creek bridge before proceeding along tracks that were completed the previous day (on Christmas). [PICA 18441]

 

 

 

Click through the gallery of thumbnail images below for more information about the history of the train in Austin.