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We are currently working to acquire the former Tex-Mex Depot in Alice, TX.  The primary goal of this project is to preserve the depot and display railroad artifacts from the Tex-Mex Railroad.

If you are interested in this project, let us know.  We can use your support.

To join in the effort, please become a member by filling out a membership application and paying your dues.
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SARHM to participate in the making of a new movie

STAR FILM RANCH - the new Motion Picture now in production by Millet Films LLC about the beginning of Western movies cir. 1910 and conditions near the borderland.  Star Film Ranch is about the famous French silent filmmakers George & Gaston Melies who included a venture in San Antonio from 1910 - 1911, where their company made 80 films distributed by Thomas Edison worldwide. This was the…

150th Anniversary - Transcontinental Railroad Completion

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  • Posted May 10th 2019, 12:01 AM
  • By IronHorse

Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
The Union Pacific has been very busy during the last few years, restoring a steam locomotive that when they retired them from revenue service in 1959, they would never be operated again.
A few days again Big Boy UP4014, backed out of its stall in the UP Steam Shop in Cheyenne WY under its own power.  This is simply an awesome piece of railroading history that has been fully restored and is now back on the rails…

William R. Cantrel

  • Posted November 3rd 2018, 8:43 PM
  • By IronHorse

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of one of our members, Mr. William R. Cantrel.  He was just 42 years old when he passed from this world on November 2, 2018.  He is survived by his Mother, Sister, Son, Daughter and many friends.

Some of our members have been friends with Will A.K.A Bobby for 30 years.  He was a good natured soul, and always had a smile on his face.  There

Happy 4th!

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Changes are Coming!

  • Posted June 13th 2018, 12:36 PM
  • By IronHorse

We are making some changes.  And no, we are not making these changes to follow "Big Business" :lol:  More to come!

Texas Supreme Court Takes on the Hays Street Bridge Case

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Surprises in SP Alamo

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"The Alamo" business car has many surprises hidden away in the depths of its interior.  In one of the four staterooms, in a closet, a paper bag was found with a stack of kitchen towels.  These towels are marked SOUTHERN PACIFIC and PULLMAN.  Most of the towels are in mint condition but only yellowed from years of storage.
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SOUTHERN PACIFIC Business car #127, the “ALAMO”  

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Help us restore the “Alamo” to its former glory!
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          The Southern Pacific business car, #127, the “Alamo” was constructed by the Pullman Company in June of 1926 for the Galveston Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway as car #999, “Alamo”.  The car was sold/transferred to the Texas & New Orleans Railroad as car #999 somewhere between June 1931 and June 1932 where it continued…

Elmendorf Heritage and Railroad Museum

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We have a location that is now open for you to visit   Please come on by and see our museum which is located in Elmendorf, TX.

Where:  
203 Bexar Ave
Elmendorf TX 78112

Hours:  
Fri - 12PM - 6PM
Sat - 12PM - 6PM
 


 

Marvin D. Tieken, Jr.

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of one of our charter members, Mr. Marvin D. Tieken, Jr. He just celebrated his 62nd birthday when he passed from this world on October 13, 2008. He is survived by his sister and many friends.

Mr. Tieken retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad, and then was called back to work for the Union Pacific Railroad after the merger. Later, he was employed by Trans-Texas Rail Shops.