STATUS PHOTOS VIDEO EVENTS  
A RED LETTER DAY !
1ST TIME IN DECADES, SANTA FE NO. 2926 MOVES UNDER HER OWN STEAM !
SEE THE FULL PHOTO ALBUM HERE.

(drone video - no sound)

Under strict supervision by the Federal Railroad Administration and piloted by a professional railroad engineer and crew, AT&SF No. 2926 successfully rolled under her own steam power around 3:44 PM Saturday July 24th, 2021 - for the first time since the locomotive was taken out of service in 1953 and placed in a city park in 1956.   The movement was short; only a hundred feet or so back & forth since the engine was confined to operations only in the maintenance area of the spur.   None the less, it was a red letter day for all the restoration crew, donors and fans who have supported the restoration effort these past 22 years since her purchase for $1 from the city in 1999.   The Society places her value at over $3.5M today.


Video with sound - courtesy David Jenkins (movie 6:01)

This "boots-on-the-ground" video captures the sounds of big steam and 2926's whistle.


WILL THERE BE AN OPEN HOUSE THIS YEAR ?
Yes!   That is the plan!   Check out our EVENTS page for more info . . .


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

A New Member Orientation will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in the Reefer Conference Area at the locomotive restoration site.   The orientation will begin promptly at 08:00 and last most of the day.   If you have a pair of hard toed boots, please bring them with you.   The orientation consists of an overview of our organization given by President Mike Hartshorne followed by a two-to-three hour safety briefing (we will break for lunch).   After that there will be an in depth tour of the restoration site.

For questions please contact Chief Safety Officer Jon Spargo at kc5ntw@sdc.org or by phone at 575-418-7534.

Jon Spargo, Chief Safety Officer
NMSL&RHS



LAST CHANCE !   MANDATORY ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING

Immediately after the monthly General Members meeting on Saturday, August 14th, a mandatory annual safety refresher class will be held for those that missed the first class held July 17th, 2021.   Members must attend an annual Safety Refresher class if they expect to do "hands-on" work with the locomotive.   This class does not apply to new members who have taken this year's new member orientation - new member orientation satisfies the annual safety refresher requirement.




SUMMER HOURS IN EFFECT


Open Wednesdays and Saturdays - Visitors Welcome!

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(Work Crew reports at 7:30 AM)

ATTENTION VISITORS!

The possibilities exist that we may close early or not open at all due to extreme heat or otherwise foul weather. Therefore, it is recommended that you call (505) 246-2926 on the day you plan to visit to insure we are in operation when you arrive.

Please also note that sandals, opened-toe shoes and high-heels are NOT recommended for footwear while visiting the site due to the many uneven walking surfaces and other hazards in our area.


PLANNING TO VISIT
THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT?

For more things to do and see in New Mexico
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YOU CAN HELP 2926!
  • DONATE ONLINE


  • BECOME A MEMBER

    For our on-line application and info about joining the 2926 crew, click HERE.

  • OTHER WAYS TO HELP

    Register us as one of your favorite charities at Smith's Grocery, Amazon.com, or just tell your friends and family about us!   Click HERE for more information . . .

  • The NMSL&RHS is a Non-Profit corporation, as defined by Section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Tax Code. Donations are tax-deductible.


Our resident artist, Gayle Van Horn, invites you to

A MONSOON OF WATERCOLORS


La Galleria @ The Shaffer
103 Main Street - C, Mountainair, NM 87036

The show runs through August and opens 4-7 PM.   You've probably seen some of it before.   Gayle has generously provided a new and unique watercolor featuring the 2926 each year that is used as our Christmas card for the NMSL&RHS.   The Shaffer restaurant next door (which includes more of Gayle's work on the ceiling) is suggested as a great place to eat so you don't drive home hungry.

Click here to go to the La Galleria @ The Shaffer website and find more information.



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