Welcome to SARHM.org - "Where History and Rails are Joined Together"
We encourage you to use the menu above to explore our site. There is quite a bit of information about the San Antonio Railroad Heritage Museum and our Divisions, and different topics that might interest you located in the different areas of our site. We just can't fit it all on our opening page.
The San Antonio Railroad Heritage Museum and it's divisions are not affiliated with any other transportation or railroad museum or 501❨c❩(3) nonprofit organization. See the above menu under About Us and Our divisions for a complete listing of our divisions.
SARHM interviewed for a Podcast
Gary Rodriguez, President, and B.L. Miers, Treasurer, had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kevin Barron of Beyond the Riverwalk for a podcast. Each week the Barron family produce a new issue which is uploaded to their site, for all their listeners to download and listen to. Most of these recordings are 30 minutes in length with topics about different organizations, events in the San Antonio area.
We had a great time during the interview, discussing individual life events involving railroading, railroad history in both San Antonio, and across the country, designs, the beginning of SARHM, current projects and a previously unpublished glimpse into our future. We invite you to go to their site and give it a listen, but we must warn you….it is NOT the average 30-minute podcast. It is 3 and 1/2 times longer than normal, but well worth the time.
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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150th Anniversary - Transcontinental Railroad Completion
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 again.
Video shared by Jacob Narup
A few years ago, when the Southern Pacific and the Denver Rio Grand Railroads were still in operation, employees of both railroads staged their own re-enactment of the "Join of the Rails" which was published in the Business sction of one of the San Antonio newspapers (either the Light or the Express).
From the B.L. Miers personal collection