GULF COAST CHAPTER FOR A MOTOR COACH/TRAIN EXCURSION TO THE DEQUINCY,
LA. MUSEUM FOR "RAILROAD DAYS" ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12,
2014 WE WILL LEAVE THE HOUSTON AMTRAK STATION AT 7 A.M. BY BUS
AND RETURN VIA THE WESTBOUND SUNSET LIMITED FROM LAKE CHARLES
ARRIVING 6:18 P.M. THE SAME DAY.
RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Deadline is March 15th and we reserve
the right to close the trip earlier if the response it too great.
Reserve your own seats on the train (Lake Charles to Houston)
through Amtrak and your seats on the bus by sending $30 per traveler
($20 for children ages 3 through 12) to Gulf Coast Chapter Event
Committee, 1536 Indiana Street, Houston, TX 77006. The check
should be made payable to the Houston Railroad Museum. If you
prefer, you can bring a check to a third-Tuesday meeting of the
Chapter or use a credit card with PayPal below.
AMTRAK RESERVATIONS: Reserve your one way ticket from Lake
Charles (LCH) to Houston (HOS) by calling Amtrak at 800-872-7245
or via the web at www.Amtrak.com.
A reserved seat is currently $20 with half price for children
and small discounts for seniors and NARP members, all clearly
outlined on the web page. Note that Amtrak has only a certain
number of seats at the lowest price and when those seats are
sold, the price is increased so you could pay more by waiting
to buy. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU MAKE YOUR AMTRAK RESERVATIONS
FIRST BEFORE SENDING A CHECK TO THE CHAPTER since the train does
sell out but we could add bus seating capacity.
FOOD: Coffee and rolls will be provided on the bus and there
will be food vendors at the festival. Dining or snack service
will be available on the train. You are free to bring picnic
materials(small cooler only).
OTHER INFORMATION: Festival web
DeQuincy Museum web page: www.Dequincyrailroadmuseum.com
Questions? Call 713-319-8906 or
Our mission is to preserve, enjoy
and share with the public the memory, history and experience
of railroading, particularly Texas railroading, as it has been
and as it is now.
Gulf Coast Chapter-National
Railway Historical Society, Inc. strives to fulfill its mission
at the Houston Railroad Museum, which
is currently closed for relocation. It features an interesting
collection of railroad locomotives, cars
and other artifacts, as well as a
model railroad and research library. For
more information, use the links at left.
The Houston Railroad Museum
is operated by Gulf Coast Chapter-National Railway Historical
Society, Inc., which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated
under the laws of the State of Texas. Most donations to
the museum are tax deductible. Entire website copyright 2014
Gulf Coast Chapter NRHS Inc. unless noted otherwise.