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Travel Along the Rails HOBO Event

4 Events Rolled into One Afternoon:

  • Book Review and Signing by Ed Davis, author of “The Last Professional”
  • Silent Movie Showing of the 1928 Film, “Beggars of Life”
  • Catered Lunch by Freddy’s 
  • Hobo Attire Contest – Dress Up and Win a Prize


Time:1 pm – 4 pm

Date:Sunday, April 24th

Location:WHEELS Museum

1100 2nd Street, SW (ABQ)

Price:$ 20.00 includes catered lunch

Tickets:Call 505-243-6269 or email leba4@aol.com or jmariecoen@unm.edu

Space is limited.  

Reservations required.  

Attendees – Please bring a non-perishable food item for a local food bank donation.

About Ed Davis, Featured Speaker:

Author and former train-hopper/hobo,  Ed Davis, will discuss and sign his book, “The Last Professional.”  Join us in riding this train, a trip that began in a boxcar over 40 years ago.  In the tradition of Jack Kerouac, this book tells the story of two travelers linked by the yearning to wander and the quest for a simpler life.

Hobo Style Menu Catered by Freddy’s Includes:

All Beef Hot Dog

Bowl of Chile

Frozen Custard


Silent Movie Beggars of Life:

Beggars of Life is a1928 silent film American film directed by William Wellman and starring Wallace Beery and Richard Arlen as hobos, and Louise Brooks as a young woman who dresses as a young man and flees the law. The film is regarded as Brooks’s best American movie.

Dress Up (or down) in Hobo Attire:

This is totally optional, but you might win a prize for best HOBO attire if you choose to “dress down”!

Tour The Museum:

The opportunity to tour the museum is available to all who attend.

City of Albuquerque Covid guidelines will be observed.

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Yeida Anderson
I took my son yesterday and the employees were so nice, we got greet by the resident dog Gus so handsome, thank you to the employee in charge of the model trains that took the time to speak with my son about trains. Everything was excellent.
Yeida Anderson
Robert Oberer
One of the docents took a lot of time showing us around !ND took us and the kids for a train ride.
Robert Oberer
Lupita Montoya
Wonderful fun place to learn and see old vintage machinery and photos and you can get a train ride! ❤️
Lupita Montoya
Don't miss this museum! Best kept secret...
Donald Gallegos
Must see in Albuquerque
Donald Gallegos
Henryk Sloma
An eclectic collection of transportation vehicles. Wonderful staff
Henryk Sloma
There is a lot to see in this museum! The volunteer staff was so nice and friendly, our 5-year-old son really loved it. Be sure to bring dog treats for the friendly resident dog, Gus!
Very friendly staff. My niece loved the train ride and learning about all the different types of transportation. Go if you get the chance.
Nice museum, lots o' wheels!


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