On Sunday, March 4, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History will host Antonio Segura as he presents “Trains, Trains, Trains!” starting at 2 p.m. Segura is a third generation railroad man with a nine year career that included working as a locomotive engineer. Although retired, he continues to spread his knowledge of the railroad industry, railroad memorabilia, and model trains through educational presentations in the Rio Grande Valley.
Segura’s work in the railroad industry has given him keen knowledge of how this complex industry operates and also a great fascination for the history of railroads. Segura said, “Being a locomotive engineer was a craft. I had to work my way up to that position, and I learned a lot along the way. During the presentation, I will cover a variety of topics including general railroad safety, the mythology of trains, whistles, signals, the significance of train depots, and how the trucking industry has affected railroads today. I hope everyone will enjoy seeing the railroad artifacts and scale model trains that will be on display as well.”
Following Segura’s presentation, visitors are invited to view the museum’s twentieth century exhibit, River Crossroads. This permanent exhibit is a perfect complement to the presentation featuring a train station replica and artifacts that illustrate the arrival of the railroad to the region.
The Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDships. For information on becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call 956.383.6911 or click here. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.