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?
Train #1- Starry Texas Nights
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
The largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health was born from the 2013 combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare.
Known for exceptional patient care for more than a century, the two organizations serve adjacent regions of Texas and operate on a foundation of complementary values and similar missions. You can see this train at the Leander clinic 1007 S, US-183 | Leander, TX 78641. This train was painted by the BSWH team.
Train #6- Texas Roots, Leander Proud
HEB Plus is the premier grocery store in Leander, but they have everything you need from a cooler with your favorite sports team to a new smoker. You can visit this train painted by artist Jennifer Jones at 651 N US-183 | Leander, TX 78641.
Train #7- Heroes Welcome
Texas Humane Heroes is a 41-year-old non-profit organization, proud to call Leander home. We medically care for, heal, and adopt out animals in need to loving homes. Texas Humane Heroes also provides low-cost vaccinations, spay/neuters, and animal health services at accessible rates. Our train rests under our 200-year-old oak trees at the front entrance of our Adoption Center. Staff member, and cat care specialist, Samantha Vaters, painted the train with our motto: Be a Hero, Adopt! 10930 E Crystal Falls Pkwy | Leander, Texas 78641
Train #8- Bledsoe Park
This train was donated to the City by Cashway Leander. The train is dedicated to all of the wonderful programs that make Leander Parks and Rec amazing. The train was painted by Amanda Gifford.
Special Thanks to our Founding Engineers:
- Mr. Aaron Cotton, T. Smith Inspection and Testing
- St. David’s Emergency Center Leander
- Cool Atmosphere AC
- Tex-Mix Concrete
- Capital Metro
- J.L. Powers & Associates
Own a Concrete Train
The concrete train project was created by the Leander Leadership Class of 2017 to bring Leander together as a community. Anyone can buy a concrete train, regardless of whether you’re a Chamber member, a business or individual, a local, or live a few miles away.
Each 680lb. train costs $600, which includes applicable taxes and delivery by Cashway Building Materials or the City of Leander, as long as you’re located within a select delivery area. The trains will be delivered on a concrete track which serves as the pad. All trains must include an art plan prior to delivery.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (512) 259-1907. Order forms are now available at the Chamber office located at 100 N. Brushy.