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New Mexico Steam Locomotive, Albuquerque

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In the mid 1990s a group of train enthusiasts formed NMS&LRHS for the express purpose of restoring Santa Fe 2926 to full running condition. At about 10:30 in the morning on June 23, 2000, the giant drive wheels rolled for the first time in forty years, as the 2926 was towed out of the park in Albuquerque, NM. This began a two-year pirouette, as the Society moved her about twelve blocks to their newly established "World Headquarters", as the restoration site is called, at 8th and Haines Streets. At the World Headquarters, a group of dedicated volunteers is performing the challenging tasks associated with putting the 2926 back in full running order.
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  • Kudos to this team for volunteering on this project and bringing this locomotive back to working order. Our first guide was providing extremely detailed information about the project. My son and I had...  more »
  • My wife and I recently visited New Mexico and spent 4 days in Albuquerque doing the usual sightseeing, shopping, etc. Since I am a "railfan", I wanted to check out the restoration of this old Santa Fe...  more »
  • This is an amazing project and our tour guide really explained the history of this steam locomotive, the project, and the future plans. These locomotives were built during WWII - steam was used becaus...  more »
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  • These guys are doing great work! Seeing an old steam locomotive come back to life is awesome to watch. Can't wait to see it running again!
  • Its an awesome place to visit they are rebuilding a 1940s Baldwin steam locomotive hopefully to be on the rails this year. A.T.& S.F. 2926 hope too see her under steam soon they are free to visit but donations are appreciated open from 9 to 3 Wednesdays and Saturdays come see her
  • We visit every time we are in Albuquerque. There is always a member of the team available to answer questions.
  • A significant piece of railroad history being restored
  • Very cool. Tour guide was very informative & I left a lot more knowledgeable on steam locomotives. Will be sure to return again once fully running.