About New Mexico Heritage Rail

Meet the AT&SF 2926

Born in May 1944, the AT&SF 2926 ran a million miles in the American southwest before being retired to Coronado Park in Albuquerque, NM in 1956.  

In 1999, the organization purchased the 2926 from the city for a mere $1.  Rescued from Coronado Park in 2000, the giant steam locomotive has been restored to full operation by the all-volunteer crew of the New Mexico Heritage Rail and is estimated to be valued at over $3.5M.

On July 24th, 2021 at around 3:44 PM, 2926 moved under her own steam again for the first time since being taken out of service.  It was a red letter day for the restoration crew, donors, and fans who have supported the restoration effort.

NMHR is a non-profit organization staffed solely by dedicated volunteers whose mission is to fully restore the Baldwin 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive to operational status while promoting and educating the public about the ties of State economic development with rail transportation.

We are always looking for volunteers!  There are many roles - even if you live out of town.  Not ready to volunteer?  You can still be a New Mexico Heritage Rail Member through our store or website.  Not ready to join?  Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Insta, and TikTok.

100% of purchase proceeds go to support maintenance, operations, and future excursions.  No one at our organization receives a salary - everyone is a volunteer!