TTM Progress History - 2013

2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006



Buildings
TTM gains a large pavilion with the installation of a large car port on a long ago built concrete slab.

A portico is added at the main visitor door of the Zucht Display building, plus a shade over the side window
Grounds
The road around the perimeter of the museum's property is re-opened with the acquisition of a box blade implement that is pulled by one of our tractors.

A new, higher capacity spraying unit pulled in a wagon behind our riding lawn mower is acquired, to help control weeds around the 40 acre property.

Multiple plantings of drought tolerant plants are made around the property.

Bluebonnets at TTM's gate are some of the first to bloom in the city. Cited as such by a local web site, they become a huge draw for folks wanting pictures made with their children.
Railroad
Keeping our tracks weed free becomes a lot easier with the installation of a large spraying unit that is pulled on a small flat car by one of our rail motor cars.

Work to restore our party caboose into service takes a leap forward when sand blasting of its exterior and interior begins in May, followed by exterior painting in June.

Exterior restoration of the McKeever Pullman sleeper car is begun following the completion of similar work on the Santa Fe 404 Business Car.
Vehicles
TTM receives as a donation a 1947 Mack fire truck, a parade float trailer and two large trailer mounted containers for storage purposes from Pearl Brewery.

TTM's 1929 Ford Model A trucks takes part in all three major Fiesta Parades - The Battle of Flowers, the King William and the Flambeau - flawlessly. Our 1924 Buffalo truck also runs well in the Battle of Flowers and Flambeau.

In February, TTM's 1924 Ford Model T truck takes part in the "ON & OFF FREDERICKSBURG ROAD ART GALLERY TOUR," and also is featured in the a local documentary concerning the saving of the Long Barracks at the Alamo by Adina De Zavala in the early years of the 20th century.

The 7th Annual "San Antonio Ford Model T Show" is moved to the middle of April, and goes well.
Garden Railroad
Multiple projects to upgrade the three different layouts continue.

Display of a full sized Fairmont rail motor car is completed.

G scale live steam operators are invited to SAGRES, the San Antonio Garden Railroad Engineers, in April and put on a wonderful display.

Painting projects to spruce up viewing areas are completed.
Indoor Model Railroad
Additions and upgrades continue every weekend. The ore dock complete with large ship and loading cranes is completed. Infrastructure to access this facility is upgraded.

A project to install a model of Philadelphia's 30th Street rail station is begun. This involves creating both street level and underground tracks, just as in the still operational original.

An "O" gauge model of the Longhorn & Western rail depot moved to TTM in the late 1960's from Converse Texas is built on Commission by a local master model railroader.
Miscellaneous
In January, a bridal gown fashion spread shot at TTM is published in the "SA Woman" magazine.

In February, TTM is featured on "Great Day SA," the weekday morning show aired by the local CBS affiliate, Kens 5 TV.

TTM manager and local transportation history author Hugh Hemphill is quoted heavily in a local history column on the 1929 introduction of the Ford Model A in San Antonio written by Paula Allen, who regularly consults with him regarding transportation events.

 

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San Antonio, Texas 78247
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