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Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

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The Southern Arizona transportation museum preserves the history of railroad transportation in Southern Arizona, the museum displays historic locomotives, memorabilia, artifacts and photographs. The museum is located at downtown train depot in Tucson, AZ. The locomotive on display is Southern Pacific 1673, the historic locomotive began its life in the 1900 and was restored for public viewing in 1994. Visitors can tour the museum for free, the guided tour is informational and takes you through the depot lobby and the museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and year-round for tours.

Things to Do

  • Visitors interested in railroad history can tour the museum and see historic steam engine locomotive 1673, it mainly operated in Southern Arizona for 55 years.
  • Visit the museum and see model trains, children love to see locomotive 1673 and the model trains.
  • Taking a tour with the tour guide is very informative and interesting historical facts are shared about the railroad history.
  • Families can enjoy a free outdoor movie event at the museum, watch toy story movie this spring season, and many activities for the children before the movie.
  • The gift shop stocks many items; there are shirts, hats, souvenirs, children's toys like train engines and locomotives, train sets, books and much more.

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum Insider Tips

  • Free parking is available.
  • Support the museum by giving donations.

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