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New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society


The New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society (NMSL&RHS), an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is preserving New Mexico’s railway history. After over 20 years of effort, the society’s volunteers have thoroughly restored the former Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) 2926; a 2900-class, 4-8-4 “Northern” steam locomotive built in 1944 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. The 2926 is one of the last steam locomotives built for the ATSF and is the only operating 2900 in the United States. The 2926 locomotive is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized by the state’s legislature as the Official Steam Locomotive of New Mexico.

Come to 1833 8th St. NW in Albuquerque to experience and learn about this magnificent piece of history! The NMSL&RHS restoration site is open to the public for free ‘hard hat’ tours (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Group tours can be arranged on any day by appointment (505-246-2926). This is a great opportunity to see the restored locomotive and ongoing projects and meet our NMSL&RHS volunteers.

The NMSL&RHS is concentrating their efforts on getting her out on the rails. We are working with city and state officials and are restoring the Albuquerque Rail Yards turntable to provide a public display area and for future uses. We continue to work towards the ultimate goal of pulling passenger excursions in New Mexico. Follow our progress on the website (, through our mailing list (sign up at our web site), and through our Facebook ( and YouTube ( pages.

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  • Days Open: Wednesday & Saturday
  • Free Parking Available:
  • Hours of Operation: 9am to 2pm