Working on the Railroad

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 18, 2026

Working on the Railroad pays tribute to the people who moved the rail industry throughout New Mexico.

Using nearly forty images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and the Library of Congress, this exhibition offers an in-depth look at the men and women who did everything from laying track to dispatching the engines. Wrenches, lanterns, tie dating nails and other objects from the New Mexico History Museum collections will be displayed to give additional life to the photos; many hands used those tools to ensure that each engine ran smoothly and successfully.

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19-NMHM-Railroads-Unidentified group of Railroad workers, NM

19-NMHM_Railroads-Track Laying

19-NMHM-Railroads - Denver and Rio Grande railroad pileup

19-NMHM-Railroads-Railroad depot Engle NM

Railroad depot, Silver City, New Mexico

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