CALCASIEU PARISH

DEQUINCY, LOUISIANA

Louisiana Travel | Places to Visit: DeQuincy Railroad Museum

 

DeQuincy Railroad Museum

The City of DeQuincy, originally a townsite in 1895, had three major railroads passing through:  the Kansas City Southern, Missouri Pacific, and Southern Pacific.  Built in 1923 and operated until 1965, the Kansas City Southern Depot now houses the DeQuincy Railroad Museum and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Inside the museum the train enthusiast will love all the old memorabilia from bygone days – train schedules and time books, model trains, a Pullman stove, fine dishes and cups from the old-dining cars, and outfits worn by the conductor, engineer and ticket taker.  Outside you’ll find a 1913 steam locomotive, vintage cabooses, and a Pullman passenger car from 1947.

The DeQuincy Railroad Museum is also home of the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival held the second weekend in April.

DeQuincy Railroad Museum
400 Lake Charles Avenue
Downtown DeQuincy, Louisiana
337-786-2823
www.dequincyrailroadmuseum.com