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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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  • My 3 year old love to look at and play with the toy trains they had out, and my 7 year old thought the intricate model set-ups were amazing. Unfortunately the train ride was not running while we were ...  more »
  • Just an interesting place! Lots of toy trains & the people there have lots of stories to tell you. The building is over 100 years old. It was an old train depot moved to this location. There is also a...  more »
  • Our family of four adults and three kids 4 to 12 years of age visited this run down little museum and train ride. What a gem! While the $5 two mile train ride was fun, the best part was the small but ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Outstanding visit. I'm very impressed with the amount and the way the trains are displayed.
  • Cool train, but people that work there are rude.

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