Author: Wheels Museum

Castañeda: Act II

Written by Maria Basileo ROUTE Magazine Steam rises in the distance as the Santa Fe railway train barrels into Las Vegas, New Mexico, and into the railway station. Passengers become onlookers as the train makes its stop near to the massive horseshoe-shaped building with the romantic sounding title “Castañeda...
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Environmental clean up at Rail Yards sheds light into historic past

By: Madeline Schmitt ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The long-anticipated transformation of the iconic Albuquerque Rail Yards is starting, but not before assuring the 100-year-old locomotive hub is safe for the public. “Every time I walk out here, I can hear the old sounds,” Bart Faris said. “I can hear...
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The Wheels Museum fuels history in downtown Albuquerque

The Wheels Museum had an amazing opportunity when two brand new cars were donated to their museum. Sara Rose, your Guide to Living Local, and Samantha were there for an exclusive preview of the cars being dropped off, along with a history lesson on the vehicles. Never heard of...
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Let’s Buy a Train

Let’s Buy a Train Citylab Andrew Zaleski Mar 25, 2019 If you dream of roaming the U.S. in a your own personal train car, you still can. But Amtrak cuts have railcar owners wondering if their days are numbered. When Bob Lowe wants to take a cross-country trip, the...
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Route 66 Auto Parts Swap Meet and Car Corral

The WHEELS Museum Route 66 Auto Parts Swap Meet and Car Corral Auto and motorcycle parts | Food Trucks | Raffles | Auction | Souvenirs | Merchandise Sunday, May 5, 2019 One Day Only 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $2.00 admission fee Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park Northern Entrance (I-25...
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City invites artists to document Rail Yards before renewal

By Steve Knight / Journal Staff Writer Published: Friday, September 21st, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City officials are giving more than 50 local artists access to the Albuquerque Rail Yards this weekend with their supplies and equipment to document the historic site before redevelopment begins. During a Friday news...
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Boilers fired up in old Santa Fe 2926

Boilers fired up in old Santa Fe 2926 By Ollie Reed Jr. / Journal Staff Writer Published: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at 6:03pm Updated: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at 10:22pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the first time since the 1950s, old Santa Fe 2926 is letting off some steam....
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New life for La Castañeda in Las Vegas, N.M.

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — For some 50 years, La Castañeda was considered the queen of Las Vegas, N.M. — an architectural diamond that welcomed locals and visitors alike during the days when train travel reigned. The high and mighty dined alongside the hoi polloi in the hotel’s restaurant and...
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12 Breathtaking Train Trips

For travelers who want to sit back and soak up eyefuls of captivating scenery, nothing beats a scenic train trip. We asked die-hard rail fan Jim Loomis — author of All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide — to help us compile this whistle-stop tour of train...
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