Box Seats from Tingley Field
Tingley Field (originally named Apprentice Field and then Rio Grande Park) was a baseball stadium in Albuquerque, which served as the home of professional baseball in Albuquerque from 1932 to 1968.
The site of Tingley Field was originally one of several public baseball fields used by Albuquerque’s various semi-professional teams in the early 20th century. One of these teams was the Apprentices, made up of Santa Fe Railroad employees. In the late 1920s the Apprentices leased the field and built a fence and wooden grandstand with a capacity of roughly 1,000. The stadium was located at the intersection of 10th Street and Atlantic Avenue, across the street from the Rio Grande Zoo.
Model Steam Engine
Our youngest WHEELS volunteer, Andrew Delgado, has refurbished the model “Atlantic Type” steam engine donated to WHEELS by the Explora Museum. Andrew has the model running and it is a hands-on exhibit in which visitors can control the locomotive on its stationary platform.
WHEELS is a wonderful place for your group to have an interesting meeting. You can have your meeting and then experience a talk about WHEELS and the Railyard history and a tour of the museum. If you are interested, please contact Leba at (505) 243-6269 or email to Leba4@aol.com.