The historical Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (AT&SF) 2926 steam engine is a massive passenger built in 1944. It ran in the American southwest until 1953 and was retired to Albuquerque’s Coronado Park in 1956 where families picnicked and children played with ‘their train’. Rescued by the New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit - in 2000 and moved to a restoration site in 2002 the 2926 is open to the public for free ‘hard hat’ tours (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Group tours can be arranged on any day by appointment. This is a great opportunity to see the restoration work as it happens and meet our NMSL&RHS volunteers bringing 2926 back to life. As of 2019, over 200,000 volunteer hours and 3.5 million dollars in contributions have been invested in the restoration and the project is about 95% completed. The AT&SF 2926 is being restored to operational status with plans to pull passenger excursions in New Mexico. The NMSL&RHS annual open house is the last Saturday in September. Other events at the locomotive are announced on the website at www.2926.us and by Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/santafe2926/) and facebook (@NMSX2926).