New Braunfels Honors Man Who’s Kept the Landa Park Train on Track for 40 Years

Landa Park train
Wednesday is David Schoenvogel Day in New Braunfels. Facebook image.
July 27 is David Schoenvogel Day, in honor of the man who's kept Landa Park's miniature train working for the last 40 years.

New Braunfels City Council Monday will honor the man who has owned, operated and maintained one of the city’s most popular attractions, the Landa Park Train, for 40 years.

David Schoenvogel at Landa Park
David Schoenvogel

Council members will proclaim Wednesday, July 27, David Schoenvogel Day.

“It is seldom that one individual can have the impact this person has had over the past years,” an administrator posted on the Landa Park Facebook page. “He knows more people and more people know him than almost anyone else living here. There are very few local people who are not aware of the Landa Park (miniature) train. There are four or more generations that have had the wonderful opportunity to ride in the park on his train. He spends an extraordinary amount of hours maintaining the train so many more generations can continue to do so.”

Schoenvogel is a life member of the Wurstfest Association and the German-American Club.

He was born and raised in the New Braunfels area, where he has spent his life since graduating from Texas A&M.

Landa Park Train, which boasts a 24-inch gauge Iron Horse locomotive, offers a fun scenic 15-minute ride throughout Landa Park. Tickets are $5 per person. No charge for infants.

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