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Doodlebug Train, Belen, New Mexico

 
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Distance from city center: 1.7mi
Design_Girl's pictureby Design_Girl Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 29th of April, 2011
The Doodlebug was a self powered single-car train that carried mail, small freight and commuters between Belen and Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the 1930's and 40's.  One of these antique trains is on display in Belen, NM, a short walk from the Harvey House Museum.  It's name came from how it scampered back and forth, like a bug.  It was retired on April 9, 1968 with a ceremony at the Harvey House.  A must see for all train buffs.

Address:
2nd St and Castillo Ave

Price:
Free

Opening Hours:
24/7

How to get there:
From Reinkin turn South onto 3rd Street, at Becker turn left (East) to 2nd Street, turn right (South), go 1/2 block. It's on your left.

On the web:
http://www.news-bulletin.com/lavida/39163-03-20-04.html

 
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