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Toy Train Depot, Alamogordo

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is a cute place and on certain days the "engineer" will take the kids for a mini train ride around the park. Good for stretching your legs a little. Just for kids. But still a cute place to kill a ...  read more »
  • We had imagined something more for the price of admission. Is really only for railway enthusiasts. The two staff were very friendly and informative.
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  • When we arrived we were told the toy train (inside) portion of the museum was closed. We had no advance notice of this closure (wasn't posted on social media). This was very disappointing since we dro...  read more »
  • The Toy Train Depot is an Alamo Must See! I took my eight year old girl a few years ago and she was almost as entranced as I was by all the displays for trains. I can't remember all the different size designations but I believe the really tiny ones were "Z" scale - and they had them from Z Scale all the way up to the one that takes passengers around the beautiful park where the depot is located. My one bit of advice to the great, passionate people running the place: don't underestimate the intelligence of the youngsters who come in - they prefer it if you treat them just like the rest of us kids!
  • Such a unique place! Definitely bring the kids here for a train ride! The model train exhibits are also really impressive!
  • Convenient stop nice train ride small gift shop nice owners perfect for 3-8 yr olds nice 75 min break from the monotonous road if you need to reward the patience of your little troopers stop in they will love it.
  • Little train that goes around the park. Great for little kids.
  • The train displays themselves were dated and disappointing. The train we rode outside was great fun though.
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