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WELCOME TO THE 1923 KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN
THE DEQUINCY RAILROAD MUSEUM
The Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot, built in 1923, is our city's most prominent and recognizable historic building and is located in the DeQuincy Historic District. Its architectural style is Mission Revival and the depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are two passenger waiting rooms, a central agent/ticket office, a baggage room, and an open veranda on the bottom floor. The upstairs rooms were originally used as offices for dispatchers and railroad company officials.
The DeQuincy Railroad Museum was founded in 1974 and occupies the entire building. The museum's mission is to acquire, preserve, and display railroad artifacts of a bygone era and to present a visual history of the role of the railroad industry in DeQuincy's founding as well as its role in the development of the region and state. Of the thousands of railroad artifacts displayed in the museum, most have been donated by area residents, the railroad industry, and visitors. Throughout the year, our larger waiting room is used by local nonprofit organizations for meetings and events and is also available for rent for private functions. On the museum grounds you will find a 1913 steam locomotive, two vintage cabooses, and a 1947 Pullman passenger coach. An outdoor stage, a covered picnic area, playground equipment, and restrooms are conveniently located here. The museum grounds come alive with activity during the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival which is held during the second weekend of April each year.
We are a nonprofit group and do not charge admission; therefore, we are totally dependent upon our gift shop, rental fees, and visitor contributions to operate the museum. Without the support of our mayor and city council, and our visitors, we could not continue to operate.
WE GREATLY APPRECIATE DONATIONS FROM OUR VISITORS! Models of little red cabooses are conveniently placed in each of the waiting rooms to accept contributions.
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU HERE. PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US AND PLEASE COME AGAIN!
Dequincy Railroad Museum reviews
We were on our way to Toledo Bend and saw this on the map. It is an old railroad depot converted into a museum. Anything connected to the railroad is in this museum. Outside there is an old passenger.... more »
The DeQuincy Railroad Museum is the "crowning jewel" of DeQuincy, LA. It has been restored to beautifully display artifacts and history of the bygone days of railroading. Each room has a different..... more »
So much memorabilia from a different time. It was awesome to see everything that was used from a different era. How things have changed
It was closed .. but we got a couple of good caboose pics
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