ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Trains of all sizes were seen on Sunday at the 6th Annual Rails Along the Rio Grande Train Show. The show was hosted by the National Model Railroad Association and featured seven model railroad layouts in operation, a scavenger hunt for children, and vendors selling model railroad equipment.
While trains are, of course, a passion of those involved, participants say it’s also important to remember Albuquerque’s railroad past, when it was once an integral part of the Santa Fe Railroad. “Albuquerque itself was a railroad town, this was the hub of the Santa Fe Railroad. The state of New Mexico as a whole has a significant railroad history that not many people understand,” said Anthony Padilla of the Garden Railroad Association.