Arizona Railway Museum
The Arizona Railway Museum was founded and incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit, educational and historical organization. The Museum is dedicated to the railways of Arizona and the Southwest. The interest and fascination of railways and trains has no boundaries and so railways of all kinds are included in the scope of the Museum.
The Arizona Railway Museum is a community effort towards the acquisition, restoration, preservation and display of railway equipment, artifacts and mementos related to railways of the past and present.
All restoration efforts are funded solely from membership dues and public contributions. The Museum is a Non-Profit Organization (501-C-3 in IRS terms).
Work has finally begun to move the Arizona Railway Museum from its 20 year home at Armstrong Park to Tumbleweed Park. The museum move to Tumbleweed will provide many of the upgrades the museum would like to do but were not feasible at the current Armstrong location. The museum will occupy approximately 6 acres allowing for expansion of the number of tracks available to display cars and locomotives. Also planned is a multi-purpose building to house displays of artifacts, archival storage and a meeting / conference room.
The track plan has 5 parallel tracks for display of rolling equipment and a sixth track for a changing exhibit and ability to run around cars for switching purposes. A 2 track wide 120 foot long covered restoration shop will allow museum volunteers to work on the rebuilding of cars and locomotives out of the Arizona sun.
Your donations help:
To fund acquisition and restoration projects, and contribute to museum operational expenses.
There are many ways you can get involved.
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