12 Breathtaking Train Trips

For travelers who want to sit back and soak up eyefuls of captivating scenery, nothing beats a scenic train trip. We asked die-hard rail fan Jim Loomis — author of All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide — to help us compile this whistle-stop tour of train...
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Presidents Message

Dear all, Happy New Year,  Wheels is making progress with funding now available for planning the code improvements for the building. We are working on funding to do the work, and are part of the way there.   We are seeking people who can work on a ‘go fund me’...
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Dear WHEELS Volunteer

April 7, 2016 Dear WHEELS Volunteer, I want to thank you for all of your previous volunteer efforts on behalf of The WHEELS Museum. It has been such a joy working with you. We are making steady progress toward our goal of opening to the public, and as a...
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Belen Railroad Day

Learn about the past, present and future of railroading in Belen during Belen Railroad Day on Saturday, April 9 from Noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy several activities and events at various locations, including the Belen Harvey House Museum, Jaramillo Vineyards, the Belen Public Library, the Belen Art League and...
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Redevelopment of Albuquerque Rail Yard Planned

Historic Barelas railroad yards to undergo revitalization. Work space, restaurants, and performance venues planned, Mayor Richard J. Berry and City Council Isaac Benton announce. Mayor Richard J. Berry and City Councilor Isaac Benton announced the next steps in the future of the Albuquerque Rail Yards. Through a competitive procurement...
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The 8 issues holding up development at the Rail Yards

Dan Mayfield – Reporter Albuquerque Business First Several issues could hold up future development of the city’s Rail Yards, according to developer Jim Trump of Samitaur Constructs, the private developer of the area near Downtown. In a Rail Yards Advisory Committee hearing on Tuesday morning, Trump said bankers and...
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Rail Yards redevelopment chugs forward

Stephanie Guzman Albuquerque Business First We’ve spent the year reporting mostly on the Railyards in Santa Fe, as Albuquerque’s Rail Yards hasn’t made many headlines since the city decided in January to allow the Rail Yards Market to continue to operate on Sundays. But city officials say their planning...
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Help identify the men who worked in the Shops

“We have a photo of many of the men who worked in the shops. They’re on a locomotive, and we would love to identify the men,” said Leba Freed, the president of the WHEELS Transportation Museum in Albuquerque. “Sadly, they’re gone now, but we are hoping many of the...
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Locomotive restoration nearing completion

By: Kai Porter, Eyewitness News 4 Albuquerque citizens have a chance to help preserve a piece of railroad history right here in the city. The New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society are restoring a classic Santa Fe Railroad steam locomotive built in 1944. Volunteers have put in...
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