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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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Kathy Rasmussen
If you love history about trains and just the local area for current activities where movies are shot this is the place. Donations if you feel like maintaining history.
Kathy Rasmussen
S Holden
At the museum on business. Great history there, nostalgia, and wonderment. Looking forward to the continued growth of the museum. Support your local museums!
S Holden
Vanessa Au
The Wheels Museum is volunteer run and was such a treat! We visited a bunch museums and this sort of unofficial museum was, hands down, our favorite. The door was locked when we arrived (I think by accident) but they hurried to let us in when I called and welcomed us warmly. They let my 6yo run the little train we all rode on. Another volunteer gave him a little matchbox car to keep. There were tons of all sorts of antiques on wheels, and some not on wheels. I was amazed by the collection and the enthusiasm and knowledge of the volunteers. Don’t forget to stuff cash in their donation box. They truly deserve it.
Vanessa Au
Armando Diaz
A great experience for the whole family! A spectacular place of pure nostalgia. Everything wheels and some things that fly . Soon you will see my artwork in this museum. Make the time to see it you won't regret.
Armando Diaz
Tara C.
Love the museum and the very friendly volunteers that run the place.
Tara C.
Bruce Guest
Fun place to stroll about !
Bruce Guest
Andy Vigil
It was exactly what I expected to see. The old photos and books gives you a picture back in time. The model railroad were very nice. We were the only ones in there and they turned the models on for us.
Andy Vigil
Julia Knight
Julia Knight


Jazz Music Events
Featuring some of the top Jazz live music acts in the Southwest, the "Jazz on WHEELS" series begins in October and runs through the end of December. The WHEELS Museum has partnered with local events production company Mariposa Music,, to utilize the power of music to benefit the museum. The Jazz on WHEELS performance will begin at 2pm on selected Sundays. Visit mariposamusicrocks.com for more information.