all aboard! at the Chandler Railway Museum

We went with two of our grandsons to see the Arizona Railway Museum. Arizona Railway Day was a great event with all of the museum staff on hand to tell the stories about these historic rail cars and equipment. Admission was free for the day, but we donated full admission because of all the effort they put into this event. I think the boys enjoyed seeing history up close and personal (I know we did). The photos below don’t even scratch the surface of everything they have at the museum. You can read more about the museum, history and displays at the Arizona Railway Museum website.

Arizona Railway Museum next to Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, AZ
Arizona Railway Museum next to Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, AZ
Outside of 1917 Pullman Men's Smoking Car
Outside of 1917 Pullman Men’s Smoking Car
1917 Pullman Men's Smoking Car
Inside of 1917 Pullman Men’s Smoking Car
1949 A.C.F Dining Car
1949 A.C.F Dining Car
Kitchen in1949 A.C.F Dining Car
Kitchen in1949 A.C.F Dining Car
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1947 Pullman 44 Seat Santa Fe Coach

 

Lounge Car
1938 Pullman round end observation car, 1 double bedroom, 4 drawing room and 17 seat lounge.
PCC Trolley #4607
PCC Trolley #4607 was acquired from the City of Phoenix Transportation Department and was part of a transportation display in downtown Phoenix. The Toronto Transit Commission rebuilt it in 1990 and renumbered it to #4607, then sold to the City of Phoenix in 1996. The PCC (President’s Conference Committee) design was originally developed in the late 1930’s in an attempt to modernize trolley when buses came along.

 

Alice, Darien & Teagan
Alice, Darien & Teagan

 

Santa Fe Dome Car
Santa Fe Dome Car -Image sourced from the Arizona Railway Museum
Pullman Santa Fe "Plaza Taos" Dome Car
Pullman Santa Fe “Plaza Taos” Dome Car
http://www.azrymuseum.org/collection/Chandler/2562/2562_History.htm
Baldwin oil fired steam locomotive built for Southern Pacific
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