Access for people with limited mobility at TTM
Welcome everyone! Providing easy access for persons with limited mobility at the Texas Transportation has been and continues to be a very high priority for us. We want everyone in our community to be able to enjoy our facility. Enabling all our visitors to be able to reach every part of our huge site and enjoy our train ride is very important to us. We provide parking spaces, ramps and paths, and also upgraded our restrooms. We are continuing to make ADA related upgrades to improve access for everyone. Here are descriptions of our efforts so far.
2 ADA compliant parking spaces near the railroad passenger platform
There are two ADA compliant parking spaces near the railroad passenger platform halfway up Decker Drive, which is the road up the hill from our entrance gate.
From here there is an ADA compliant path to the depot. ADA visitors can gain access to the whole museum from the reserved parking spots.
2 ADA compliant parking spaces at the main museum display building.
There are two ADA compliant parking spaces at our main display building located on the upper level of our property.
There is a bell if for any reason the access doors are not open when you arrive. Their are two ADA compliant rest rooms inside this building. This is where we keep our automobiles, horse carriages and three different indoor model train layouts.
Depot access for people with limited mobility but not wheel chairs
Reserved spaces for persons with limited mobility at the depot in the main parking lot
If you have a wheel chair, please use the correct ADA spaces provided.
However we do also reserve two parking spaces for people with limited mobility from the main parking lot closest to the ramp our historic depot, which is the main point of entry to the museum. These are not really suitable for people in wheel chairs as the spaces are not paved, the ramp is a little steep and the there is a tight turn into the depot at the top.
ADA compliant ramp to the railroad flat car so everyone can have a train ride
This ramp enables persons in wheel chairs and with limited mobility to ride on the Longhorn & Western's covered flat car. The ramp is located immediately adjacent to our historic railroad depot with easy access from the ADA compliant path and parking spaces.
Ramp To Move From The Depot To Our Main Display Building
ADA compliant ramp from the depot level to the main display building
ADA compliant ramp from the depot level to the main display building.
This ramp enables everyone to move from the depot level to the Zucht display building located on the upper section of the museum.
Static Railroad Display Access
Ramp to improve access to our static display
2 ADA compliant at main display building.
While this ramp improves access to our static railroad display for persons with limited mobility, the antique railroad cars themselves are not accessible to persons in a wheel chair. The doorways and corridors on these 1920s railroad cars are too narrow to allow access to wheel chair bound individuals.
Path to the Garden Railroad
There is an ADA compliant path comprised of crushed granite from the depot to the garden railroad area. It starts on the other side of the main railroad tracks which can be accessed by a wooden "bridge" over the rails. This bridge is a little bumpy because we had to leave gaps for the wheels of the train. The path is adjacent to the main railroad static display which cannot be made ADA compliant due to narrow doorways and corridors built in the 1920s. Once you cross the tracks again on the other side of our 1911 Baldwin steam locomotive, there is a small wooden bridge over a drainage ditch that allows unimpeded access to the garden railroad area. The entire garden railroad mainline is surrounded by paths of crushed granite as well.