Rail transportation powered by steam first arrived in Plano in 1872 and forever changed the agrarian lifestyle of early settlers who had traveled to this area by covered wagon. Between 1908 and 1948, the Texas Electric Railway provided rail transportation from Denison to Waco with stops in Fort Worth, Cleburne, Denton and the "Dallas" hub.
This is the only remaining sub-station example on the Interurban line, which served as a primary stop on the Texas Electric Railway, linking Denison and Dallas beginning in 1908. The Interurban’s impact on rural life was dramatic as it ended the isolation of distant farm families. Not only did it bring the mail, salesmen and new products to small towns and their stores, but it gave rural residents a means to explore the bright lights and big city cheaply and safely. Wonderful events and activites for children are available as are field trips.