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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  • This is a great visit if your're a rail fan or not. To see a 4-8-4 steam locomotive up close is very cool and rare to boot. The staff, especially Mike, are very friendly and insightful. They will even...  more »
  • Apologies for failing to remember the name of my helpful and friendly host (age..!), but he was most informative about the progress being made on the loco to working order and its history. It will no ...  more »
  • My 4 year old daughter and I had a great visit prior to the Explora Museum (fairly close by). Great to be able to get up close and examine all the features. Great to see the blending of the new techno...  more »
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  • Really cool place to visit. Lots of information to learn too. The more questions you ask the better on the free tour.
  • 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

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