NM Railroad Updates

Adrian GuruleDecember 26, 2020 Just a few items to clarify on recent railroad posts here in the group. I myself am the President of a passenger rail advocacy group in NM and we are either involved directly with these railroads and or we know persons involved in the project....
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Things to do on a budget in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Budget Traveler 17. November 2020. Perched in the high desert of New Mexico, Albuquerque combines all the contemporary appeal of a modern urban city with plenty of remnants of its Spanish colonial past. For the former, the city’s bustling downtown district is where to head, while the Old...
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Albuquerque Progress

Albuquerque Progress was published by Albuquerque National Bank from 1934 to 1965. During this period, the city’s population grew from approximately 30,000 to over 200,000 people. Albuquerque Progress was designed to record Albuquerque’s growth and to promote the city to potential investors and residents. The magazine’s black and white photos are often...
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Silver Iris Restoration

When the Railroad Was King BY Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writer Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal It’s the holiday season, when Christmas trees suddenly sprout from living room floors, many with model trains circling colorfully wrapped boxes of presents – some perhaps containing a new train set or a...
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Plan Ahead – Swap Meet and Car Show Postponed

The WHEELS Auto Parts and Car Show fund-raiser scheduled for (May 3, 2020) has been postponed, but not cancelled. WHEELS will post the information about the time, date, and location in a future newsletter.  Booths will be available to sell and/or display Auto parts  Jewelry Crafts Tools Collectibles Corporate...
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City seeks proposals for Rail Yard entrance redevelopment

by: KRQE MEDIAPosted: Apr 7, 2020 / 05:22 PM MDT / Updated: Apr 8, 2020 / 03:53 PM MDT ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city is looking for creative and innovative ways to redevelop the Rail Yards north entrance. Officials are calling on real estate developers and businesses to share their ideas for the...
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Wheels Museum Auto Parts Swap Meet & Car Show

This event has been officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2nd annual Wheels Museum auto parts swap meet, car show, arts and crafts extravaganza will be held Sunday May 3, 2020, at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. Over 2000 people attended last year and we hope for...
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The Romance And History Of ‘Dining By Rail’

By Dan Pollettaideastream January 8, 2020 Enjoying a gourmet meal in a well-appointed dining car was part of the allure of traveling by rail, but in the 1850s that elegant experience wasn’t afforded to train travelers. Instead, passengers either packed their own baskets of food or exited the train...
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The Alvarado Hotel

For well over a half century a traveler’s first impression of the American Southwest was through one of the many Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad stations and the associated hotel and restaurant operated by the Fred Harvey organization. Here the eastern or midwestern traveler was drawn into the...
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