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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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Choo Choo Choose Me

Not what I expected and in a very good way. Volunteers working on this piece of history right in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jay S
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A Visit is Time Well Spent

A Steam Locomotive of this size was a great accomplishment of industry when it was built. Seeing... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sojourner87122
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Albuquerque, 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 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 4 days ago via mobile

Not what I expected and in a very good way. Volunteers working on this piece of history right in front of you and Mike was great at telling the story of this one of a kind locomotive

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Steam Locomotive of this size was a great accomplishment of industry when it was built. Seeing these results of the restoration efforts of dedicated volunteers is inspiring, and it is right here in the middle of Allbuquerque! Knowledgable volunteers provided a comprehensive summary of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train museum is filled with a great group of guys. They are all very knowledgeable and come from very diverse backgrounds. The locomotives and train cars are very fun to tour and learn of their restoration. I would highly suggest everyone put this on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guys and steam locomotives are a natural combination. I've been around lots of them, but when they're passive displays of old technology they aren't as much fun. Here a group of dedicated volunteers (and a lot of money) are bringing back to service a WWII-era...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I really appreciated the hospitality the volunteers showed us, and the one-to-one conversation. The place has a genuinel family feeling.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Visited while in town and was impressed with the whole experience. It was great to see work in progress, and the guide was very knowledgeable and William NF to take as much time as we wanted. Recommend a visit here to any fellow foamers out...More

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you for visiting 2926 and leaving us a nice review. It's always exciting to see the work continuing on at each work session up close!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We really enjoyed our visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone was very friendly. It was a great opportunity to see and learn about a mechanical marvel.

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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you for taking the free tour of 2926 and for leaving a nice review. Our volunteers have 100's of working hours in their belt and we're pleased you enjoyed the experience. A must see in Albuquerque!

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

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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ATSF2926, Public Relations Manager at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are glad you were adventurous in finding our site. It is worth a visit off a bit of a dusty parking lot! Thank you!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 30 November 2017

Thank you for visiting and for giving us a 5-star review!

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Reviewed 9 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 30 November 2017

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

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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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