New Mexico Steam Locomotive -- Santa Fe 2926

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About New Mexico Steam Locomotive -- Santa Fe 2926

Company Overview History will soon come back to life! 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year as the AT&SF 2926 (4-8-4) returns to big steam after many decades of slumber. For the past 16 years, the all-volunteer organization has functioned as a skilled industrial team - a team utilizing (and often fabricating) a variety of equipment, instruments, tools, and machines. They have worked outside in a dirty, sooty, greasy environment, exposed to a variety of weather conditions. Many milestones could not have been reached without the dedication of the volunteers and the generosity of loyal supporters from the US and around the world. As 2926 nears operation, the society will begin to focus on its next goal - steam rail excursions and becoming a major tourist attraction in the state of New Mexico. The challenges and costs are many for this goal! Santa Fe 2926 is on its way!! NMSL&RHS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is listed on both the City of Albuquerque and State of New Mexico historic registers. (www.2926.us)   General Information In the mid 1990s a group of train enthusiasts formed NMSL&RHS for the express purpose of restoring Santa Fe 2926 to full running condition. At about 10:30 in the morning on June 23, 2000, the giant drive wheels rolled for the first time in forty years as the 2926 was towed out of Coronado Park in Albuquerque, NM. This began a two-year pirouette, as the Society moved her about twelve blocks to the current location for restoration and tours, at 8th and Haines Streets. At the "World Headquarters", a group of dedicated volunteers is performing the challenging tasks associated with putting the 2926 back in full running order.   Awards Santa Fe 2926 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places