Clovis Depot Model Train Museum
This small museum is based in Clovis and is housed inside the Santa Fe's beautifully restored, 1907 depot located here. While the museum's title notes model trains it generally looks to tell the history of Santa Fe's service to the area and its main line through the region (notably the Belen Cutoff), which remains busy under current owner BNSF today. Inside the building the museum houses several artifacts and displays. Also, they currently operate 11 different layouts covering most of the popular model railroad scales (HO, O, N, etc.). Finally, peruse their gift shop or just check out the train action right outside!
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic is another famous
narrow-gauge tourist railroad in southwest Colorado and northwest New
Mexico, like the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (except
that it operates entirely in Colorado).
The C&T is quite similar to the D&S in many ways, including the
use of famous narrow-gauge steam locomotives that are native to the
line (which were originally owned by the Denver & Rio Grande Western
Railroad). Also like the D&S, the C&T operates through the
gorgeous canyons and mountains located in the region. So, if you are
ever in southwest Colorado I would strongly consider stopping by to see
this historic and super scenic tourist railroad! Even better, if you
time, also stop by and see the nearby Durango & Silverton.
Santa Fe Southern Railway
The Santa Fe Southern Railway, currently no longer offering excursions, is based in Santa Fe on the former
AT&SF branch line to Lamy with trains boarded from the restored
mission-style depot on 410 South Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe. For a few years this operation was mothballed and placed out of service. It then came under new management, hoping to bring a much more upscale attraction to this operation such as fine dining, first-class accommodations, and other special events. However, this project fell through and operations are again closed.
Toy Train Depot Foundation
This organization is based at the town of Alamogordo and is noted as New Mexico's very first train museum. Their building is a preserved El Paso
& Northeastern (Southern Pacific) depot built in 1899 that was originally from Torrance and later moved to Corona before it arrived at its current location. Inside are several historic displays, artifacts and documents while they also offer rides on their "Alameda Park Narrow Gauge Railway," a 16-inch gauge miniature-scale train. Finally, they were recently donated a caboose that is located nearby. The museum is open on select days throughout the year.
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