|A train one ran through the ranchland that is now wilderness|
Relics and reminders of life before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
built the dam and converted the ranch land to a reservoir can be seen throughout
the wilderness area; some even along the paved trails running through the reservoir.
For those interested in the role railroad played in the settlement and development of the area, there is a railroad museum in nearby Richmond, TX, Fort Bend County, which may be worth a day trip.
A surviving specimen of a full-sized Southern Pacific steam locomotive can be seen in Downtown Houston. It is on display on a lot between George R. Brown Convention Center and MinuteMaid Ballpark Stadium.
Southern Pacific Steam Engine at site of future Nau Center
at MinuteMaid Park and Downtown Houston Convention Center