RIO GRANDE


The Albuquerque Railroad Fair took place in May at the State Fairgrounds.  Many vendors and seven layouts participated, including the Rio Grande Model Railroad Club, our Division 6 Youth Club.

Also in May, the New Mexico Rail RunNers N-Scale Club traveled north to Cheyenne for the Sherman Hill Train Show.  They displayed a 25' X 40' layout, which included "Disneyland" and Cheyenne Yard, circa 1959.


Railfanning along the BNSF Transcon from Mountainair to Belen was the Division 6 activity for July, with lunch and meeting at Pete's in Belen, across from the Harvey House and Belen BNSF yard.


Upcoming events in the Division 6 region include the following:

September 24  -  Open House for the ATSF #2926 Steam Locomotive (under restoration)

October 22-23  -  Tucumcari Railroad Days - HO and N-Scale layout in the Depot

November 19-20  -  Rails Along the Rio Grande Train Show at the Sid Cutter Pavilion in Balloon Fiesta Park

Rio Grande Division 6 meetings are held on the second Saturday of the odd-numbered months at North Domingo Baca Multicultural Center, 7521 Carmel N.E. at 1:00 pm.  The next meeting will be September 10th.


Buzz Lenander, Superintendent

Rio Grande Division 6