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Train Station

100 W. Railroad Ave., Tucumcari, NM

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The Tucumcari Train Depot was built in 1926 by the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. In the end the depot was owned by the Union Pacific Railroad which donated it to the city in the early 2000s. The city extensively renovated the building and by 2010 plans were affoot to establish a railroad museum in the building. The Railroad Museum opened in 2015. Their website mentions trying your hand at the controls of a GP-38 diesel simulator. That sounds like enough reason to stop by if you ask me.

The museum is open 10AM. to 6PM. Tuesday thru Friday and 10AM. to 4PM on Saturday. It's closed on Sunday and Monday.

The museum is located in downtow Tucumcari at 2nd St. and w. Railroad Ave. That's about 7 blocks from the Historical Museum.

GPS: 35.180237, -103.726229

Photo(s): 2012




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