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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 87125
+1 505-246-2926
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Great place to stop

Such a great place to stop! They are super knowledgeable and inviting. Don't let the area fool you... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
melissakayequeen
A railfan found something neat

I thought they were very informative and educational there, I'm into model railroading and... read more

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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 87125
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great place to stop! They are super knowledgeable and inviting. Don't let the area fool you it's worth a visit

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I thought they were very informative and educational there, I'm into model railroading and railfanning the 12" to the foot railroads, and I was excited to learn that there was another steam engine being restored.

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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 visiting and for giving us a 5-star review!

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A group of volunteers is restoring a large steam locomotive from the 1940s and allows you to tour the process on Wednesday and Friday. It provides a very entertaining and infostive hour. The guide is one of the workers, so it really helps if you...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

Thank you Rollie for giving us a very nice review. Hope to see you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a great visit if your're a rail fan or not. To see a 4-8-4 steam locomotive up close is very cool and rare to boot. The staff, especially Mike, are very friendly and insightful. They will even tell you where other rail fan...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

Taking on the restoration of a giant steam engine is certainly rare these days! We are very pleased you enjoyed the tour! Thank you.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Apologies for failing to remember the name of my helpful and friendly host (age..!), but he was most informative about the progress being made on the loco to working order and its history. It will no doubt cause many a moist eye when it finally...More

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you Stephen for taking time to write about your visit! Keep up with our progress on social media and have the tissues ready for next year sometime!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

My 4 year old daughter and I had a great visit prior to the Explora Museum (fairly close by). Great to be able to get up close and examine all the features. Great to see the blending of the new technology while preserving the old...More

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for leaving us a review! We love having kids come see the big train and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

It's great to see history being restored by a dedicated group of volunteers. Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable. A must for anyone to see what man's imagination is capable of. History, engineering and ingenuity are a major component of a visit to this location.

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Restoring the Santa Fe 2926 has been quite a feat for our all-volunteer organization. This history is important for New Mexico and our country. Thank you Kenneth for a 5-star review!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Well presented with equipment well labeled Knowledgeable and friendly staff did an excellent job of explaining and answered every question. Learned more about steam locomotives than any other museum .

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review. WOW is the best way to describe the very big and beautiful Santa Fe 2926! It is truly a must see in Albuquerque. We are pleased you had a great experience meeting our talented volunteers.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Very pleasant, all members of the project were friendly and helpful. Gayle Van Horn was instrumental in getting my interest in this project. I visited Saturday, September 30, 2017 0900 Hrs. I met Doyle L. Caton on site and he furnished basic information.More

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you Phil for leaving us a 5-star review! 2926 is a must see in Albuquerque and we are excited about the future of becoming a major tourist attraction. We are pleased that Gayle and Doyle (a founding member) were helpful to you on your...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited unannounced and received a personal tour from a very knowledgeable young man. Great folks. Great project. We even bought a tube for the boiler. Best of luck for the future. We will for sure come for a ride.

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for supporting the Santa Fe 2926 !! All the proceeds go directly towards the restoration project. 2926 is a must see in Albuquerque and we are excited about the future of becoming a major tourist attraction. Hope to see you on the train!

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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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