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“Not a Museum Anymore” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso

Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso
400 W. San Antonio at Durango, El Paso, TX 79901
915-838-8700
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Ranked #26 of 40 Attractions in El Paso
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.
Clermont, Florida
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“Not a Museum Anymore”
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.

Visited October 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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“Intresting”
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.

Visited May 2013
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“Small but nice”
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.

Visited March 2013
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“Small yet packed with information, and Free!”
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 so much and are so passionate, it's hard to get them to stop. But they are well meaning and just want to share their love for the history here. Many well illustrated mini exhibits line the columns holding up the ceiling, and I have to say that the young kids who came in while we were here loved the place. There is a model railroad and a little wooden train set which they can play with. Nice attraction in a nice city.

Visited February 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Perfect short stop in El Paso”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

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

Visited December 2012
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