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Rails and Tales Albuquerque Rail Yards Tour


Discover the rich history of Albuquerque’s Rail Yards in just 30 minutes, the perfect way to enhance your market day!

  • When: Sundays at 10 am

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Meeting Point: Meet at the Rail Yards Market in front of the Growers’ Grove—the building to the west with the large gray facade.

Curious about the history of the iconic steel and concrete structures now home to the Rail Yards Market? This tour offers a glimpse into life in the first half of the 20th century when the Rail Yards employed a quarter of the city’s workforce, serviced 40 locomotives every month, and made Albuquerque a major hub along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Together, we’ll get an up close look at the buildings, most built between 1914 and 1924, and learn about their original purpose and what has happened to these facilities over the years. Whether you're a history buff or a market lover, this brief yet enriching walking tour is the ideal way to deepen your connection to Albuquerque's past while immersing yourself in its vibrant present, and a perfect start to your visit to the Rail Yards Market.