Train lovers, history buffs and people of all ages are
invited to climb aboard and explore the glory days of local and long-distance travel on America’s railways during Arizona Railway Museum Day in Chandler. The celebration is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29,
2020, at the Arizona Railway Museum, 330 E. Ryan Road. The free public
event is hosted each year by volunteers of the museum, located in the
southwest corner of Chandler’s Tumbleweed Park.
Arizona Railway Day will include displays of artifacts and memorabilia,
tours of vintage railcars and a large sale of railroad books, magazines, and
timetables at very affordable prices. Food and beverages will be available
The museum’s diesel locomotive will be open, affording visitors the
opportunity to blow the horn, and Chandler’s historic #2562 steam
locomotive also will be on display. Outdoor displays include a wide variety
of railroad signs, signals, and mining equipment.
The museum’s standard entrance fee is waived for Arizona Railway Day;
however, donations from the public and local businesses are greatly
appreciated. Visitors should access the event on Ryan Road, from Arizona
Avenue or McQueen Road. Parking is free. Although the display building and
restrooms are ADA Compliant, due to the historic nature of the equipment,
access to the railroad cars is not ADA Compliant.
The Arizona Railway Museum is normally open from noon to 4 p.m. on
Saturdays and Sundays, September through May. It is closed during the
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