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WHEELS First Fund-Raiser a Big Success
‘World Center’ Envisioned
Pact Signed for Railroad Shops
Train Yard Deal Near
Rail-yard center, Wheels aim to be open in 3 years
Extension Granted On Rail Yard
Steam engine in Coronado Park is set to be displayed in proposed
Wheels museum
Good Times Rolled Out at Museum
Wheels Museum Rolls Forward
Locomotive Waits for Home To Be Ready
Railway investigates contaminated groundwater at fueling station
Retired Locomotive to Move to Restoration Site
Wheels Museum on Track With Artifact Donations, Fund-Raising
Wheels Donors on a Roll
Amtrak to Ditch Depot Use
Wheels Museum Gets $545,000
Barelas hub still on track, developer says
Financing Delays Railyards Redevelopment
Conning the Rubes In River City
Save Albuquerque History
Disagreements Forced Three Off Urban Board
Rail Plan Under Fire
Historic Protection Of Buildings Stalled
Rail Yard Could Be a Movie Set
Albuquerque’s historic railside districts
Developer Sues for Control of City Rail Yard
Arena and more at the old Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
Rail Yard Rebirth
Superfund site gets contractor
Bill Would Have City Buy Santa Fe Railyard Land
Railyards May Become Film Studio
Wheels Says No Thanks to Railroad’s Dirt Offer
Gov. Hops a Train for Bernalillo
Albuquerque to see commuter rail by summer 2005
Gov. Puts Commuter Train Service on the Fast Track
$50 Million Digital Media Production Complex To Be Built at Old Rail Yard
Proposed railyard film studio land is mired in lawsuits
Preserving heritage of Barelas sparks movie studio opposition
All Aboard
Annual Wheels Museum Gala ‘Kick up Your Wheels’
McCune takes over HDIC, new executives take developer’s reins
Railyard near Barelas loses media shop
Studio forsakes railyard, shops Mesa del Sol
Building-Project Funds Likely To Shrink in 2008
Train Gang aids in restoring AT&SF; steam engine
Negotiations to buy rail yards pick up steam
Developers Say the Empty Rail Yard Is a Perfect Place to Build Wind Towers
Experts to Review Options for Old Rail Yards
Museum’s realization gains steam
Wheels Museum coming to Albuquerque’s Railyards

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March 31, 5 pm. Join us for a Shabbat with Friends special gathering called Shabbat Night at the Museum at the Wheels Museum in ABQ. Roam through the museum, enjoy a festive Shabbat potluck meal and finish with an hour of singing our favorite Seder songs with the Oneg Shabbos Ensemble to get in the mood for Passover that arrives on a few days later. Pre-Registration is required to attend. A Shabbat Night at the 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.

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.

May 27, 10 am. “Railroad Time” Historian Roland Penttila introduces you to Sir Sanford Fleming and describe how missing his train got him thinking about time and how we understand it. His work led to the world time zones and the standardized use of time that was a boon to the emerging industrialized world. Reservations (505) 243 6269. Admission is free, but of course, donations are gratefully appreciated.