Choo! Choo! Texas’ Largest indoor train model rolls into Houston museum

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HOUSTON — Big, brilliant fir trees, super chocolaty hot coco and train sets are among the many thoughts that come to mind when imaging a Texas-sized Christmas!

Train Worx has built an the elaborate train model exclusively for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, officials said. “Trains Over Texas” is about the size of a tennis court, and builders used three 53 foot trucks to transport the 1300 square foot model.

It’s the largest “O” scale model railroad in Texas, the museum said. The exhibit opens Friday, and is free with general admission.

Museum officials said the exhibit features several trains crisscrossing the state and passing important and unique places in the state’s geology. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies and wetlands of the Texas coast and state and national monuments, such as Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, the Balcones Escarpment and Big Bend.

Along the routes to these geologic wonders, the trains also pass through Galveston, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio with other surprises along the way, the museum said.

The company and museum have been working for nine months to complete it — and look forward to its big debut this weekend!