Posted by Tomball Lions Club on Oct 11, 2019
Lion Mike introduced our speaker, Mr. Bob Visioli.  Pictured left to right are Bob Visioli and Tomball Lion Treasurer Al Gerhardt.
Lion Mike introduced our speaker, Mr. Bob Visioli, who is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Texas Railroad Heritage Museum at Tomball.  Here are some of the items he discussed:
  • Website:
  • Provided organization and directors
  • Showed rolling stock, various railroad cars, that will eventually end up here
  • New Museum will be on 3.2 acres just south of the Tomball Train Depot pond; will have a 25 year lease
  • Will have 5 sets of tracks; main building will have overhang for train car displays
  • Historic wooden water tower in the planning stages
  • Train simulator to train engineers
  • Using inspiration on its design from various other train museums in the U.S.
  • Car shop for repair and restoration
  • Museum will have various displays, gift shop, and large meeting room
Bob took questions from the members; most important point of getting the museum underway is funding.