Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program


A quiet hamlet today, Teague was a major railroad town at the turn-of-the-20th century –– the heyday of American passenger travel. As many as six trains a day arrived here, a main destination point between Houston and Fort Worth. The Trinity & Brazos Valley Railway served Teague, as well as numerous other cotton towns, and was nicknamed the “Boll Weevil” line after the pests that fed on cotton. The Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Museum (known as the B-RI Museum), housed in a stunning redbrick depot with Romanesque arches and an Italianate tower, explains this story and more. The structure, built in the early 1900s as a depot, now pays tribute to the industry for which it was established through railroad exhibits, historic photographs and displayed railcars. The museum also honors local history including exhibits pertaining to churches, schools, merchants and organizations.