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Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe St.
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.