Tour name: Railroad Revival Tour
Buy tickets to the show in Old Town Spring: http://railroadrevival.com/stops/2012-old-town-spring-texas
In 1871 the International-Great Northern Railroad expanded their operations to south Texas. This expansion of the railway brought about promise for one Texas township, known today as Old Town Spring. The town was named by a group of frostbitten railroad workers after one of the harshest winters in Texas history. The workers began laying track here just as spring arrived, so they named their new camp “Camp Spring”, to show their gratitude for the warmer weather. This new section of railroad also boasted not only warmer temperatures, but a warmer economic climate for the growing community.
Spring boomed with economic growth for the next 50 years. Old Town Spring served as a major switchyard on the International-Great Northern Railroad until 1932, when operations were moved to Houston, Texas. The town still stands today as a testament to how the railroad made Old Town Spring a historic stop along America’s grand railway.