Arizona Railway Museum

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Arizona Railway Museum
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Established 1983
Location 330 E. Ryan Rd, Chandler, Arizona
Type Railroad rolling stock and artifacts

The Arizona Railway Museum (reporting mark AZMX)[1] is a railroad museum located in Chandler, Arizona.

It was founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1983. It is dedicated to the railroads of Arizona and the Southwestern United States. It has an extensive collection railroad rolling stock and artifacts. Two of items on display are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, they are the "Southern Pacific Railroad Locomotive No. SP 2562" and "Tender No. 8365" and the "Railroad Steam Wrecking Crane and Tool Car".[2]


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The following images are of the Arizona Railway Museum and its exhibits which include two cars listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Arizona Railway Museum in Chandler, Arizona
(NRHP = National Register of Historic Places)
The Arizona Railway Museum building and gift shop. It was founded and incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit, educational and historical organization. 
One of many exhibits inside the Arizona Railway Museum. 
The museum is located at 330 E. Ryan Rd in Chandler, Arizona It houses the Southern Pacific Railroad Locomotive No. SP 2562 and Tender No. 8365 (pictured in the background) and the Railroad Steam Wrecking Crane and Tool Car, both which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, references #07001301 and #09000511. 
Southern Pacific Railroad Locomotive No. SP 2562 and Tender No. 8365 was built in 1900. It is on exhibit in the Arizona Railway Museum. The locomotive is a Model: BLW 2-8-0, built as: SP 2562 (2-8-0) by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Serial Number: 29064. The locomotive and tender are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Reference #09000511. 
Inside the Southern Pacific Railroad Locomotive Sp 2562 which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Reference #09000511. 
Magma Railroad Baldwin #10 Locomotive. The Baldwin Locomotive Works built this locomotive in 1950 as a DRS 6-6-1500, diesel for the McCloud River Railroad as #29. 
C&NW E8 Locomotive operated by the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company and built in 1950. 
Southern Railway Business Car built in 1897 for the Southern Railway Company. The car, nicknamed the "Desert Valley", served as the President's Car on the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad in 1901. 
Different view of the Southern Railway Business Car built in 1897. 
The Federal #98 Pullman Private Car. This Pullman Private Car, which was available for lease, was built by the Pullman Company in 1911. 
The Santa Fe Business Car #405, also known as the Superintendent's Car, was one of eighteen cars built in 1927 by the Pullman Company as part of the fourth order of business cars for division superintendents. 
Santa Fe Coach Car built in 1910. 
The Santa Fe "Diablo Canyon" Coach Car #3079 was built by the Budd Company in 1937. 
Visitors pose inside the Santa Fe "Diablo Canyon" Coach Car #3079
Santa Fe "Plaza Taos" Dome Car built in 1950. 
Different view of the Santa Fe "Plaza Taos" Dome Car built in 1950. 
Stairs leading to the "Dome" of the Santa Fe "Plaza Taos" Dome Car which was built in 1950. 
Inside view of the Santa Fe "Plaza Taos" Dome Car's dome, built in 1950. 
Inside view of the Santa Fe "Plaza Taos" Dome Car's "Lounge Room" which was built in 1950. 
Union Pacific Diner Car, named "The City of Chandler", built in 1949 by the A C & F Railroad CO. and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad
Railroad Steam Wrecking Crane and Tool Car. Also known as Southern Pacific Railroad Nos.: SPMW 7130/SPMW 7131 was built in 1900 by the Bay City Industrial Works. The wrecking crane and tool car are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Reference #07001301. 
Tank Car UTLX #7682 (PDAX #1057). This single Dome Tank Car was built by the Union Tank Car Company for Southern Pacific in 1942. It has a riveted tank body. 
The G.R.Y.X. 799 tank Car is a three dome, three compartment, outside riveted tank car which was built for the W. R. Grace Company in 1938. The three separate compartments were used to carry chemicals or solvents. 
Log Car built in 1917 by Bettendorf Co. for the Southwest Forest Industry. 
Refrigerator Car built in 1920 by American Car & Foundry for the Santa Fe Railroad Co. 
Southern Pacific Horse Car built in 1937 by the St. Louis Car Company for the Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Wheels from Engine Tender #013. The Engine Tender was destroyed in a wreck in 1907 on a bridge over Village Creek between Silsbee and Beaumont, Texas
Toronto Transit Street Car built in 1930. 

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Coordinates: 33°16′11″N 111°50′11″W / 33.2697°N 111.8363°W / 33.2697; -111.8363