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WHEELS Museum Archive

2006  
Train Will Lose Millions; Rail Runner Fares May Cover 10 Percent of Cost  
Airport Shuttle Will Connect to Rail for Now  
Railyard near Barelas loses media shop  
State Orders Review of Consultant’s Train Work  
Bush Budget Would Cut N.M. Amtrak Service  
Studio forsakes railyard, shops Mesa del Sol  
   
   
   
   
20052004
Doodlebug Rides Again Gov. Puts Commuter Train Service on the Fast Track
Proposed railyard film studio land is mired in lawsuitsPast Commuter Train Projects Seemed To Get Off Track
Riding the Rails in Albuquerque— Then and NowTexans Take the Train To Avoid Traffic Woes
On the right track’ — New Mexico buys railroad’s right of way for commuter projectRail Service Enjoying a Renaissance in the U.S.
Fed Money Keeps Train Plans Rolling; City to Start Getting Commuter Cars by AugustKnow Your Train Terms
Bill would help get ball rolling on rail lineAlbuquerque to see commuter rail by summer 2005
Book traces railway tourism promotion in New MexicoGov. Hops a Train for Bernalillo
Richardson unveils first light rail carHistoric districts may lose protection
Santa Fe More Than a Railroad CompanyKC landmark again fights for its life
Owning Your Own Yesteryear Railroad CarRichardson, Homans address Main Street Conference
Pioneer Entrepreneur Fred HarveyVote Will Put Commuter Train on Track
Two Rail CompaniesState Shifts Train Gears
Preserving heritage of Barelas sparks movie studio oppositionBelen Council OK’s site of commuter rail station
Albuquerque Transportation HistoryDeveloper Sues for Control of City Rail Yard
Railyard Studio Project GrowingDeveloper sues for control of old Santa Fe rail yard
Train Ride to L.A. Shows Albuquerque Depot Doesn’t Measure Up to Other Amtrak StopsCommuter Train Plan on ‘Right Track’
Gov. Signs, Celebrates $75M Rail DealCommuter railcars on the way
New Mexico commuter service start-up to be delayedRailyards May Become Film Studio
Train could save us from traffic horrorsBill Would Have City Buy Santa Fe Railyard Land
 Commuter Rail Train Will Cost Residents Whether They Ride or Not
 Superfund site gets contractor
 Rail Yard Rebirth
 Light Rail Right Behind Rapid Bus
 Arena and more at the old Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad property
  
20032002
Scenic Railroad’s Future Remains MurkyRailway investigates contaminated groundwater at fueling station
Wheels Museum Gets $545,000 Unsers Rev Up Plans for Car Museum
Barelas hub still on track, developer saysRetired Locomotive to Move to Restoration Site
Conning the Rubes In River CityAmtrak to Ditch Depot Use
Save Albuquerque HistoryFuture of Rural N.M. Rides Amtrak
Financing Delays Railyards RedevelopmentNegative Effects of Amtrak’s Cutbacks are Unveiled
City Aims To Preserve Downtown DiversityMayor Martin Chavez wants Albuquerque aboard his vision to build train tracks to city sites
Museum pumped to save stationWheels Museum on Track With Artifact Donations, Fund-Raising
Albuquerque’s historic railside districtsWheels Donors on a Roll
Rail Yard Plan Under Fire 
Rail Yard Plan Under Fire (part 2) 
Historic Protection Of Buildings Stalled 
Disagreements Forced Three Off Urban Board  
Unwise Scheme Hijacks Our Wheels Museum 
Rail Yard Could Be a Movie Set 
Iron Horse in a Digital Age 
At City’s Train Station, New Look Is on the Horizon 
  
20012000
Wheels Museum Rolls Forward Pact Boosts Wheels Museum Plan
Where They Stand: Q&A With Mayoral CandidatesSteam engine in Coronado Park is set to be displayed in proposed Wheels museum
Wheels Museum Benefit Revs Up Busy WeekendPact Signed for Railroad Shops
Chavez says he’ll support Downtown redevelopment programs Santa Fe To Call New Hotel ‘The Alvarado’
Wheels Museum Making Progress 
Good Times Rolled Out at Museum 
Beautiful Barrio 
Locomotive Waits for Home To Be Ready 
Land for Museum Purchased  
Weaving Navajo Culture and Commerce in the Southwestern Tourist Industry 

Events

New Lego exhibit at the Wheels Museum. View The New Mexico Lego Users Group has
partnered with WHEELS to have a beautiful Lego Train layout for children of all ages to enjoy. The exhibit will vary from season to season and we invite you to come see this new Lego train exhibit.

January 8, 15, 22, 29 – Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.

Do you have a few hours each month to help the Wheels Museum? Volunteers are needed so the Museum can be open more; run the model railroad trains, also help needed with events, marketing, fund raising. Call Leba Freed at (505) 243-6269.

Febuary 16, 11 am. Bob Bovee Long Steel Rails concert. This program for all ages presents songs and stories about the famous trains, rail workers, hobos, train wrecks and train robbers. Call or email Leba Freed for reservations at (505) 243-6269 or leba4@aol.com.

March 17, Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at WHEELS. Movie, tours, train ride and food celebration.

April 1, 1 pm. Doug Figgs and Badger. Back by popular demand. By reservations only (505) 243- 6269. Doug’s show was sold out last year, so call early! Donation: $10.00.

April 8, 11 am. “Historic Albuquerque” Ronn Perea will present old Albuquerque anecdotes including delightful stories about our beloved Alvarado Hotel and the politicians, actors and entertainers who stayed there. This is a free event but, of course, donations are always appreciated.

April 22, Wheels Museum Day trip to Rancho De Chimayo Restaurante, El Santuario de Chimayo and the Santa Fe Plaza. Call Leba or Janet at (505) 243-6269 for more information. The museum is a 501C3 non-profit community organization whose mission is to create a transportation museum at the downtown Albuquerque Steam Locomotive Repair Shops.

May 19-May 23, Train trip to the Grand Canyon. Only a few spaces left.Scheduled through Amtrak Vacations, call Leba or Janet at (505) 243-6269 for reservations and more information.