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The mission of the Toy Train Depot is to
(a.) Preserve the history of railroading in the local area through restoration, acquisition,
display and interpretation of railroads of all scales and gauges including full scale train
(b) Educate visitors of all ages about 1) railroad history in the local area and its unique
role in the founding of Alamogordo, 2) locomotion and its evolution and 3) railroad scale
modeling and associated electronics.
(c) Entertain visitors with the wonder of trains through 1) static and dynamic displays of
railroad artifacts and models of all scales and gauges, 2) Park Train Ride through
3) gift shop offering railroad memorabilia, souvenirs and hobby items.
The Toy Train Depot is established inside Alameda Park, Alamogordo, NM. The main building is a historic NM railroad depot. and inside is a ticket/gift shop, and 5 rooms of model train displays and operating layouts of all model sizes.
In the park is a 16 inch wide railroad track, with 4 one fifth scale operating park trains which runs the full lenght of the park. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 12 noon to 5 pm (winter till 4 pm).
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