Support Houston Railroad Museums fundraising campaign
and you could win a luxury round trip train ride for two
from New Orleans to Chicago!
This truly Grand Prize includes:
  • Round trip deluxe bedroom accommodations for two on Pullman Rail Journeys luxury railcar from New Orleans to Chicago
  • Four nights at Palmer House Hilton in Chicago
  • Round trip transportation for two to New Orleans (maximum $600 total)
  • Meals, transfers and incidental expenses (maximum $500 total)


  • Deadline for ticket purchase and drawing is December 8, 2013 during annual holiday party.
  • Winner need not be present to win.
  • Price: $25 per ticket; one free ticket for every four purchased (i.e. five for $100).
  • Maximum of 1,500 tickets will be sold.
  • Current members of Board of Directors of Gulf Coast Chapter, and their spouses and children are not eligible to enter.
  • Trip voucher is valid throughout 2014.
  • Transportation and incidental expenses may be paid up to limits specified with a combination of pre-paid vouchers, pre-paid credit cards and/or reimbursement of documented expenses.
  • Winner is responsible for determining and paying his/her own personal taxes (if any) payable as a result of the prize.
  • Gulf Coast Chapter reserves the right to substitute travel of equivalent value in the event that Pullman Rail Journeys is unavailable for any reason.
  • Winner will make his/her own scheduling decisions with Pullman Rail Journeys agents and airlines as appropriate and convenient; see Travelpullman.com for detailed train schedules.
  • Travel costs in excess of stated maximum amounts are responsibility of the winner.
  • To enter the drawing, use the Paypal link to make your donation. You may also mail a check payable to Houston Railroad Museum to Raffle Committee, 1536 Indiana St., Houston TX 77006. Please include complete contact information (name, address, phone, and email). You will receive your tickets and confirmation of your entry by mail.

$25 Donation = 1 entry

$50 Donation = 2 entries

$75 Donation = 3 entries

$100 Donation = 5 entries

$125 Donation = 6 entries

$150 Donation = 7 entries

$175 Donation = 8 entries

$200 Donation = 10 entries


If you wish to participate in the drawing and want to purchase tickets with a credit card, click the button below and add the desired donation on the PayPal menu. The corresponding number of raffle tickets (one for $25, two for $50, etc.) will be mailed to you within three days and you will be entered into the drawing.

You may also mail a check made out to Houston Railroad Museum to: Raffle Committee, 1536 Indiana, Houston TX 77006. Please include full contact information with your check, and your tickets will be mailed to you within three days.
Our mission is to preserve, enjoy and share with the public the memory, history and experience of railroading, particularly Texas railroading, as it has been and as it is now.

Gulf Coast Chapter-National Railway Historical Society, Inc. strives to fulfill its mission at the Houston Railroad Museum, which is currently closed for relocation. It features an interesting collection of railroad locomotives, cars and other artifacts, as well as a model railroad and research library.  For more information, use the links at left.

The Houston Railroad Museum is operated by Gulf Coast Chapter-National Railway Historical Society, Inc., which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas.  Most donations to the museum are tax deductible. Entire website copyright © 2013 Gulf Coast Chapter NRHS Inc. unless noted otherwise.