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Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso

Address: 400 W. San Antonio at Durango, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 915-838-8700
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Ranked #24 of 117 things to do in El Paso
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: History of the Transcontinental Railroads, featuring EP&SW Locomotive No.1, a Classic American...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: History of the Transcontinental Railroads, featuring EP&SW Locomotive No.1, a Classic American steam engine, the oldest (1857) in the West. Exhibits show railroads in time of war along with the tools and posessions of railroad workers. Tour historic train stations. Learn how the Mule Car evolved into the Electric Streetcar. Local/regional history books photos, and videos are available.

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This exhibit in the Chamber of Commerce has free parking on the day we were there and rest rooms to make a base for touring the historic downtown. It is across from the Convention center which is going to be remodeled or replaced. The engine is in wonderful shape.

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Harker Heights
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I knew the museum was closed, but wanted to find the locomotive display, which is in what is now a Visitor Center. A few nice info posters about the locomotive history and railroad in El Paso. I also made the short walk over to the Amtrak passenger station to check out the facility and historical building.

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Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

you just gotta take the kiddies, my two boys had a lot of fun here. If your kids like trains and such...this is totally the place for them!

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Clermont, Florida
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255 reviews 255 reviews
37 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

It's now the El Paso Visitors Center. The only thing left from the museum is one steam locomotive and some info about it. If you need tourist info, stop by, they have it. Looking for a museum, not there.

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El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

we loved the history of this museum. the engine train inside the bldg was awesome and to hear about the history was very very interesting.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The museum is centered around the steam locomotive located in the front. Nice to see this level of preservation. Free admission made it that much better. Staff was knowlegdeable and enthusiastic. Good take for families.

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Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
89 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Parked for free close to El Paso's train station and walked about a block to this free museum, which itself is only a few blocks from the heart of downtown. This museum is centered around it's massive locomotive, and the volunteers who staff the place are very proud of their train. Ask them a question about it, and they know... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Great little museum and immaculate No. 1 engine. Easy access from interstate. Docent was very informative.

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tulsa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

small museum - free, donations accepted but no pressure. Staff very well-informed on subject. staff member started fixing a toy train set while we were watching a video - very noisy and distracting (poor judgment) - Otherwise visit was ok and interesting

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El Paso, Texas
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440 reviews 440 reviews
90 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This downtown carat in the Hidden Gem of the World had a special shine on the 106th anniversary of the Harvey Girls. Not only were they represented by a committed volunteer force in period costume led by Conductor Prince McKenzie, there was also genuine deserts made from Harvey kitchen recipes! (The recipes are old, the food was fresh!) It was... More 

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