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New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society

1833 8th St NW, Only a few blocks south of I-40 on 8th St at the RR track, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1210
+1 505-246-2926
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Reviewed 1 week ago
byrd525
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Santee, California
Very talented and dedicated group of folks

Doing great work! Can't wait to see the locomotive in operation! Thanks for saving this stunning... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greg C
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The volunteers of the New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society are completely restoring the 4-8-4, 1944 Santa Fe (AT&SF) Steam Locomotive No. 2926 to full running order. Seventeen + years in the restoration process with one year to go to big steam, this is not a museum. This is a working restoration operation staffed with skilled volunteer welders, pipe-fitters, mechanics and many other trades. Free tours are available to visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You'll be issued a hard hat and a personal guide who will present a hands-on introduction to this very large locomotive, cab, and its tender! You may call ahead to see if the operation is closed due to adverse weather. Parking is free and donations are important to keep the restoration moving forward. Adults, children and groups are welcome for tours, 9AM - 2PM. Merchandise available for purchase from the gift shop. Bring your camera. Visit our website to learn more! NMSL&RHS is a non-profit 501(c)3.
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1833 8th St NW, Only a few blocks south of I-40 on 8th St at the RR track, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable not only of this train but the history of steam trains in general. You did not have to be a train freak to understand what he shared but if you were a train freak he could answer all of your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doing great work! Can't wait to see the locomotive in operation! Thanks for saving this stunning piece of history

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoy our visit. Seeing the 2926 up close was fantastic. Guide was very informative and knew what he was talking about. Can't wait for it to start operating!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't possibly have been any better. Personble and extremely knowledgeable guide(s) were a pleasure to encounter. Good luck for the steamup!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience, very informative.The guide had all the answers to our questions. It was an impressive sight, its a very big locomotive. Looking forward to seeing this machine on the tracks.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational. The people were very kind and took the time to explane the various jobs that were being preformed during our visit. Cant wait until they fire this up.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read about this project here on tripadvisor and decided to stop by during our New Mexico road trip. I'm happy we did. One of the engineers walked with us and told us all about the locomotive history and the plans for the future. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great group of guys and gals, very friendly, informative, and have done amazing work restoring this beast.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Provided you have an underlying interest in trains, a visit here is rewarding. You are enthusiastically greeted by one of the volunteers and given a personal tour around the 1944 (or so) vintage steam engine and given a real insight into the challenges involved in...More

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Keeping steam rail history alive! It will be a beautiful sight when she steams down the rails again. We are please you had a rewarding experience touring the big engine. Thank you for leaving us a review!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I had a really good time. The guy that met us had a lot of information. It was a great day. Thank you.

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a nice review. We're pleased you enjoyed learning about Santa Fe 2926!

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Robert G
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9AM to 2PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays, hope to see you soon!
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