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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, Albuquerque, NM 87125
+1 505-246-2926
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See a steam locomotive being restored

I was free for a few hours in Albuquerque and decided to visit this "museum." Which isn't a museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly P
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Austin, Texas, United States
steam train

The people that have dedicated a great deal of time, have done a great job. This locomotive is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rlshire
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Tijeras, New Mexico
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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 2926 to full running order. Seventeen years in the process, with one year to go to steam, this is not a museum. This is a working restoration operation staffed with skilled volunteer welders, pipefitters, mechanics and many other trades. Open to visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays, you may call ahead to see if the operation is closed due to adverse weather. Admission 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. 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, Albuquerque, NM 87125
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+1 505-246-2926
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was free for a few hours in Albuquerque and decided to visit this "museum." Which isn't a museum, but a workplace for a group of railroad buffs who are doing an amazing job of restoring their 1944 locomotive. Check in, get a hard hat...More

Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people that have dedicated a great deal of time, have done a great job. This locomotive is over a hundred years old, and "will" run. I know a few people that are doing the overhaul "mostly engineers", and they are passionate. Great experience for...More

Thank rlshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love my time at the rail yard! Great people, great event, great time! I can't wait to bring my kids again sometime!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a long wait, but I have a feeling that 2926 will be out on the mainline "pulling the varnish" in the relatively near future. While 2926 is still a work in process, volunteers will spend time with you to explain how a...More

Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was wonderful starting with very knowledgeable people. These men, who have come together from all walks of life, came to work on a project that they have extreme love for. They have overcome problems by fabricating their own parts and the working designs...More

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Thank Evie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Saturday morning would not be complete without a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society. The volunteers gather with the morning dew and continuing working until the afternoon Sun becomes unmerciful and they call it a day (they also work on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's nice to have a local historical society in Albuquerque, NM bringing back to life some of our American History by working on this Santa Fe steam engine. We need to see these beautiful living machines working again so the kids of today can understand...More

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Thank emkeith1995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited while on a 3 day trip to Albuquerque - we were travelling by train from Chicago to LA! Had seen the train featured on The Michael Portillo American Rail Journey show in UK. Really interesting - shown round by a lovely gentleman who told...More

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Thank Maroto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing what a group of dedicated professional have accomplished, bringing this magnificent engine to life. Looking forward to the future when we will be able to ride the 2926. Visit and meet the volunteers.

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Thank Robert S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A good friend of mine took my wife and me for a tour of their locomotive & tender project. This volunteer effort is massive, as is the locomotive and tender that is the focus. This team has developed many specialized tools, and the individuals have...More

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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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