NMSL & RHS
RESTORING AT&SF 2926

Meet the AT&SF 2926

Born in May 1944, the AT&SF 2926 ran a million miles in the American Southwest before being retired in an Albuquerque City park in 1956. Around 3:44 PM Saturday July 24th, 2021 - for the first time since the locomotive was taken out of service 65 years ago - 2926 moved under her own steam power again. 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. Today, the NMSL&RHS Society places her value at over $3.5M.

Back by popular demand, we made another limited color run of "A LOVE AFFAIR WITH BIG BOY'S TOYS"! The saga of the restoration of the AT&SF 2926 is a photo rich history of the work of the NMSL&RHS volunteers. From moving her out of Coronado Park in June 2000 to the first few steam powered turns of the drivers the book is illustrated with hundreds of photographs. A full color edition is available for $55 + S&H. Orders can be made on-line below via PayPal (no need to be a PayPal member). Get 'em while they're hot!

Feel free to Email Rick Marsden (rmarsden@nmslrhs.org) for status or more information.



by John Taylor

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH BIG BOY'S TOYS RESTORING THE 2926

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Born in May 1944 the AT&SF 2926 ran a million miles in the American Southwest before being retired in an Albuquerque City park in 1956. Rescued from that park in 2000 the giant steam locomotive is being restored to operation by the all volunteer crew of the New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

NMSL&RHS (New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society) is a non-profit organization staffed solely by dedicated volunteers whose mission is to fully restore the Baldwin 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive, AT&SF 2926, to operational status while promoting and educating the public about the ties of State economic development with rail transportation.

About Us

The specific goals of the New Mexico Steam Engine and Railroad Historical Society are:

Fully restore the Baldwin Northern 4-8-4 AT&SF road no. 2926 to an operational capability.

Perform periodic railroad passenger excursions using the restored Locomotive as head-end power.

Enhance Railroad Tourism in New Mexico.

Establish an educational program that creates an interest, an awareness and an appreciation of the importance of railroads from the past to the future.

Build a collection of historically important railroad items.

Accurately preserve, restore and display objects in a realistic and historically appropriate environment.

Serve as a bridge to understanding successful modern-day railroading.

Participate at the highest levels possible with city, county, state and national organizations in the promotion of railroad history.

Our Goals

The NMSL&RHS has an extensive educational and outreach program to give the public access to information concerning the status of our efforts to restore AT&SF locomotive No. 2926 and on the history of railroading in New Mexico.

Key elements of our program include:
Educational Program
Newsletters
Open Houses
Site Visits
Lectures

Outreach

How to help

Free! Support 2926 by enrolling in the Smith’s Inspiring Donations Program 

Free! Support 2926 by enrolling in the smile.amazon.com Smiles Program

Become a NMSL&RHS Society Member 

Free! Spread The Word - tell your friends and family about the 2926 project.

Make an arbitrary Cash Donation through Paypal or mail-in check

Donate funds from your 401(k) required minimum distribution.

Put us in your will (your legacy!)

Join Us

Thank you for showing an interest in our group! We are a very eclectic group, so don't think you won't have anything to offer. Membership is open to the public.

Members participate and help with the project in basically two ways. They provide funding through donations and/or they actively participate "hands-on" by actually performing restoration labor on the locomotive and performing other administrative and public relations duties.

All work is on a volunteer basis (no member of the Society draws wages) and all proceeds go directly into materials and services required to restore the locomotive. Members are allowed to participate as much or as little as they desire. In fact, some of our out-of-state members drop-in and participate "hands-on" only a few times per year.

Whether you become an "active" or "passive" member of the Society, you will be helping drive this project to fruition.

Thank you for showing an interest in our group! We are a very eclectic group, so don't think you won't have anything to offer. Membership is open to the public.

All work is on a volunteer basis (no member of the Society draws wages) and all proceeds go directly into materials and services required to restore the locomotive. Members are allowed to participate as much or as little as they desire. In fact, some of our out-of-state members drop-in and participate "hands-on" only a few times per year.



Open Wednesdays and Saturdays - Visitors Welcome!

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(Work Crew reports at 8:00 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.


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