Santa Fe 5000 Steam restoration

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BNSFboy

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Santa Fe 5000 "Madame Queen" is being restored to operational steam!
 

printman2000

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Wow. I live in Amarillo and this is the first I have heard of it. What exactly do they plan to do with this operating steam locomotive?
 

printman2000

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Browsing the site, looks like they are planning a museum in Amarillo. Not sure how an operating steam locomotive fits in, but it would be cool.

I just sent them an email. If they are going to build a museum, this may be able to be coordinated with a possible Amtrak station if the Southwest Chief gets rerouted.
 

BNSFboy

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I've also heard them say that they might run some Dallas Cowboy football trains to Dallas from Amarillo. Hopefully the SWC will get rerouted so Amarillo will have a bigger tourism base then what it has.
 
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