R.D. Moses Texas & Pacific Model Railroad

Texas-Size Model Railroad

See the Texas & Pacific Railway in West Texas in the 1950s

The Texas and Pacific Railway has returned to Jefferson, Texas in the form of a model railroad 139 years after original Texas and Pacific Railroad Company completed tracks to Jefferson, Texas. The R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad layout has been relocated from Fort Worth to Jefferson, Texas.

The late R.D. Moses and his friend, Jack Luck, spent over 30 years creating and building this fabulous HO gauge model railroad layout that depicted the Texas & Pacific Railway in West Texas in the 1950s. This superb model railroad was published in the May 2002 & January 2018 Model Railroader magazine.

Even before this publication, the R.D. Moses model railroad was known both locally and nationally as one of the best in the hobby. The Jefferson Historical Society & Museum constructed a replica of the early 1900’s train depot on the Museum property for the new home of the R.D. Moses T&P Model Railroad. Construction on the depot building began in late January 2012 and was completed in early May 2012.

Jefferson & Cypress Bayou Model Railroad Club was instrumental in getting the model railroad layout to Jefferson and the Club is committed to operate and maintain the layout for the Museum.

The large 14×48 foot model railroad layout creates in miniature the wide-open spaces of West Texas with buttes, outcroppings, mesquite trees, mine villages, oil wells, cow towns, and ranches.

The intricate design and craftsmanship in the scenery is masterful. The mainline track on the layout has 193 feet of rail that curves around mountains and emerges from valleys. Trains roll by, disappear from view and then reappear from behind scenic objects.

Admission to the R.D. Moses Model Railroad will be included with the Train Show ticket. — ALL ABOARD!!!!


Jefferson Historical Society & Museum
223 W. Austin Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

Phone: 903.665.2775


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