Train Engine AT&SF 2926 Restoration In Albuquerque

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Johnny Mango has a terrific story on Duke City Fix about the restoration of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad locomotive 2926. The locomotive sat in Coronado Park in Albuquerque from 1956 to 2000 and was a jungle gym until they surrounded it with chain link fence and then finally moved it in 2000.

They are trying to get the train restored in time for the statehood centennial in 2012. They need another $500,000 to complete the project in time.

killbox has a number of pictures of this train on Flickr.

New Mexico's Centennial In 2012

DA7E845A-7B8B-4279-8A7F-31EA485933D1.jpgIn 1912 New Mexico became a state, along with Arizona. An official log was revealed for the celebrations in 2012.

In 1998 New Mexico celebrated its 400th anniversary of the “founding of the Spanish colony at the Tewa village of Ohkay in 1598”.

The city of Albuquerque celebrated 300 years of it’s founding in 2006.