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Toy Train Depot, Alamogordo

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The Toy Train Depot is a toy store and railway museums, featuring scale models of train locomotives and passenger and freight cars, in Alamogordo, New Mexico.The Toy Train Depot is also home to America's Park Ride Train Museum, which runs the Alamogordo/Alameda Park Narrow Gauge Railway, a working, gauge miniature railway that visitors can ride for a nominal fee. The store and museum are non-profit, and are run by the Toy Train Depot Foundation.In January 2007 the Alamogordo McDonald's donated their Ronald's Railroad, full-sized, standard-gauge caboose to the museum. The caboose is now in a high-visibility location on US-54/70, alerting potential visitors to the museum's location.Guided tours by volunteer docents are available upon request.The Toy Train Depot's buildingThe building that houses the museum began its life in 1898 as a working train depot in Torrance, New Mexico at the junction of the New Mexico Central Railroad and the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad. Later, the building was moved to Corona, New Mexico, where it remained for 75 years, serving the Rock Island and Southern Pacific railroads. The building retains its original stamped tin ceiling tiles as well its dispatcher's bay window.
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  • July 19, 2017
    While we got there just before closing (and so didn't have the chance to look inside the store) my wife and I were able to take a ride on the toy train through the park. It was a cute experience that ...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    They charge too much for train rides and admission. It is a neat place to visit. The employees are friendly and knowledgable!  more »
  • May 21, 2017
    Cool place to visit. The trains are something to see. All the personel have interesting information. Can't miss!  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Great family friendly museum! If you like trains in the slightest this place is a treat. The staff was very knowledgeable with full size train history as well at model size. I would highly recommend if you are in the area to check out this great little train depot!
  • July 1, 2017
    Definitely a spot for people that are obsessed with trains. My kids loved it. If it was just the museum, it would have only been ok. But with the train ride, it made it much worth the stop.
  • April 8, 2017
    Its Glory days are behind them. Unless they spruce up the place. A little paint wouldn't hurt. As for the train ride, it's great for small children. The museum is tiny but interesting. However it's over priced. Maybe it both the train ride and museum were both $5 instead of $5 each
  • June 29, 2017
    Outstanding visit. I'm very impressed with the amount and the way the trains are displayed.
  • June 18, 2017
    Cool train, but people that work there are rude.

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