Trail of Trains

Why Trains?

Leander was established in 1882 on land sold by the Austin and Northwestern Railroad Co.. The town was named in honor of Leander “Catfish” Brown, one of the railroad officials responsible for the completion of the line. The railroad established Leander, and today it is the only stop outside the city of Austin on the Capital Metro rail.  To commemorate and honor both our past and future, the Leander Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is proud to introduce the Leander Trail of Trains.

What is the Trail of Trains?

The Trail of Trains is a project to bring artfully designed concrete trains to Leander, Texas. “The concrete trains are trademarked and will only be available through the Chamber. They are a unique and beautiful way to celebrate the heritage of our community! Our goal is to have a custom train in every corner of the community,” according to Bridget Brandt, Leander Chamber of Commerce President.

Train #1- Starry Texas Nights

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The first train in the Leander Trail of Trains resides at the Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 100 N. Brushy | Leander TX.  This train is the original cast and features the Texas State Capitol, longhorns, and of course the beautiful starry skies over Texas.  The train was painted by Jennifer Jones and mosaics were applied by Stan Holcomb.

 

Train #2- The Golden Tracks

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The Golden Track train resides at A+ Federal Credit Union11255 Hero Way WestLeander TX. This train blends concepts that intertwine our community and our financial institution. The beautiful Texas bluebonnets represent Texas’ state flower; while the gold tracks pay tribute to Leander’s Gold Depository. The coins and dollar bills throughout the train are symbols of our industry. Our youth savings club mascot, “AJ”  the  green apple, provides a friendly wave as you view our train. This train was painted by Rebecca Edwards.
 
 

 
Train #3- Arrive in Style

 

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“Arrive in Style” the whimsical train that captures all the beauty of Smooth Village.  From the fun box of bobby-pins to the big glittery lips on top, this train says join us for a day of beauty! You can visit this special train at 203 W Broade St. Leander TX 78641 ,Smooth Hair & Wax Studio where full service hair and waxing services ensure you to arrive in style wherever you go. Special thanks to artist Rebecca Edwards for lending her artistic talent!