Welcome to Our 17th Anniversary of


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We must reconsider reopening

We are now  trying for OCTOBER first.

watch this page for updates

and the social links below

or inquire at

Rescheduling the Silver Spike-Train Day celebration we’ll try for Autumn
Feel free to visit Engine 1673
anytime you want,
so she won’t be lonesome out there.


Follow the Epes Randolph Facebook page , and satm1673 on Instagram for fun and fascinating photos and tales of Tucson history!
You can now donate, join, and renew on this site
push the button for the donation page

We also have a new brick donation form
Press the donate button above for illustration and form
Leave a lasting legacy on display

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to be with
Originally for Saturday, May 9th
to be rescheduled in Autumn
following public health policy 


Tucson & Rail History
in word and song
Sunday, April 19

see details below

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The Big Boy 4014 has come and gone
leaving many memories and photos
send your photos and movies to us at

For better memories, buy the shirt

The Silver Spike & Train Day are suspended
until safe to meet in public

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Arizona Daily Star’s Road Runner column features
SATM, Ken Karrels, and All Aboard Arizona Rail Passenger Association
discussing rail passenger service between Tucson and Phoenix.

Thanks, Joe Ferguson

Read about it HERE.

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All Aboard Arizona – Rail Passenger Association

Tucson-Phoenix Commuter Service

in Road Runner here 

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   see our new display cases and displays

Our current special exhibit:

Dinner in the Diner

Featuring original china and silver service
from the named first class Pullman trains.

   The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

is proud to carry David Devine’s new book, debuted at the Tucson’s Birthday Party

A History of the Old Pueblo from the 1854 Gadsden Purchase

See a review in the Arizona Star

Visit the museum Gift Shop for this and other books


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We also have books by our museum historian

William Kalt III

Click on the book covers for more information

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 Please visit our friends at the

Gadsden-Pacific Division
Toy Train Operating Museum

They will re-open to the public in September,
following the usual summer building season

links to GPD activities here

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And Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Movie “Oklahoma

Starring our Engine 1673

which was filmed in Elgin, AZ, and surrounding areas,

Read more  at this link:

The Arizona Star 10/29 “Caliente” Section

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See how to donate a car, help the museum, and the high school JTED mechanical education program: here

See more on our Facebook page, even if you are not on Facebook.

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