The Interurban Railway Museum's Johnnie J. Myers Transportation Research Center contains photographs, books, oral histories, visual media, documents, and artifacts relating to electric train transportation in Texas.
The Johnnie J. Myers Transportation Research Center welcomes professional researchers, students from local colleges and universities, and other interested citizens by appointment only.
Special courtesy is extended to cities and towns located along the former routes of the Texas Electric Railway. The Johnnie J. Myers Transportation Research Center has no restricted collections.
About Johnnie J. Myers
Johnnie J. Myers has worked in transportation for most of his career, including as Assistant Vice President of Bus Operations at DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit). During his career, he amassed a large collection of information on railway systems and over 40,000 photographs. He donated most of these photographs to the Interurban Railway Museum in Plano. In May of 2008, the Museum dedicated the Johnnie J. Myers Transportation Research Center to house his collection.
In addition to collecting materials relating to electric railway systems, Johnnie J. Myers restores electric rail cars as a hobby. In the 1980s Myers worked to restore Historic Car 360, originally built in 1911, in order to install it outside of the Interurban Railway Museum in Plano, Texas.
Please contact us if you wish to schedule a research appointment or are interested in gifting archival materials to the Research Center.
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Johnnie J. Myers with Plano Conservancy co-founder Russell Kissick