Last Public Ride Day for 2022 at HALS
November 19, 2022, will be the last free ride day for 2022. We will be running trains from 9 am to 2 pm. No reservations are needed, just come and enjoy the train rides with us. Rides last about 12-15 minutes and are 1 mile in length.
We also will be collecting for:
Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season. Th…
Howard L. Young
Howard Lew Young, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born on October 13, 1942, in Los Angeles, California to parents, Sassa Reva and Avraham Mordechai Young.
As a young man, Howard studied Law at Los Angeles City College before joining the Army. He…
James B. Akin
James Browning Akin, age 68, of Goliad, Texas passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. James was born on Friday, June 26, 1953. Jim was a strong proponent for the restoration of Texas steam locomotives, especially the SP 982. He was a member of SARHM for only nine months before his passing but he will be missed by those who met…
Halloween Haunt Fest
Happy Indepence Day
Inspector Gadget - Photo of the Week
Linda L. Gaunt
Linda Gaunt, entered into eternal rest on January 15, 2022 at the age of 75. She was born on August 13, 1946 in Newton, Iowa to parents: Richard Lee Gaunt and Mary Elizabeth White.…
RESTORATION NEWS - MKT-402 AKA The "Mallard"
RESTORATION NEWS - MKT 402 AKA The "Mallard" to be restored
STRPM Division Officers & Coordinators Appointed
During STRPM's first meeting in ten years, the members who were present appointed the division officers and coordinators for the next term.
|Scenery Coordinator||Gary Rodriguez|
|Electrical Coordinator||Carlton Brown|
|Operations Coordinator||B.L. Mi|
The STRPM Trains are Coming Back!We have finally secured a new location for our model railroad division (South Texas Railroad Proto-type Modelers), which has been homeless for the last 10 years. So we are feverishly working to refresh the scenery and to move our FREE-MO modules that have been stored at different locations around San Antonio (plus we have some new modules) to the new…
Tommy A. Shults
Tommy A. Shults, 86, of Flatonia, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, September 2, 2021. He was born November 24, 1934, to Tom and Mellinee Shults(Atwood).
TOYX15046 Solarium Observation Car
This car is a rare car that both the Missouri Pacific (MoPac) Railroad and the Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT) Railroad has purchased.
WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS!!!!
So here is the list of the pieces of equipment that we are looking to get with photos:
|$15,000||St Louis - San Francisco Railway (SLSF) Frisco #514 Coach Passenger car, built 1883|
2021 Membership Drive
Now is your chance to get on board with SARHM at a discounted price of
$10 off our regular membership dues.
And yes, you can Join online!!!Just click on the Blue Become a Member button on the right side of the site and follow the instructions and enter 2021MrbDrive during checkout in our Company Store.
General Membership Meeting
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Members your Presents is Requested
ANNOUNCEMENT: Our New Newsletter has been published
We are pleased to announce that we have published our first newsletter in a while. Please take a look at it. It can be found In the menu above under About Us →Our Newsletter.
Motorcars published and mentioned in the Wilson County News
We are privileged to have an article and a photo of our S-2 motorcar published by our friends at the Wilson County News this last week to help promote our Re-Opening.
Thanks, Gregg Ripps for your great work!
That's right!!!! We are opening back up after 13 months of restrictions!!!! YEAH!!!! So come on and Join us at the Museum this Saturday, April 3rd during our New hours from 10 am to 5 pm.
New Donated Item Received
Today, in the mail, we received an interesting artifact from one of Facebook page followers. He felt that it was an important piece and that we needed it to add to our collection. We are thoroughly impressed with this Missouri Pacific Railroad timetable for the San Antonio Division from August 8, 1954. We had not seen any of the information on all of the passengers trains listed in this timetable…
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
The World’s Largest Steam Locomotive is coming to the Alamo City!!!
That’s right, the newly restored Union Pacific #4014 “The Big Boy” is touring the UP System to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad, and making a stop in San Antonio. and is going to be on public display right next to San Antonio’s Steam Locomotive.
For public safety reasons, cab tours of the Big Boy are NOT Likely. However, members of the Friends of the SP794, a…
SARHM interviewed for a Podcast
Gary Rodriguez, President, and B.L. Miers, Treasurer, had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kevin Barron of Beyond the Riverwalk for a podcast. Each week the Barron family produce a new issue which is uploaded to their site, for all their listeners to download and listen to. Most of these recordings are 30 minutes in length with topics about different organizations, events in the San Antonio…
150th Anniversary - Transcontinental Railroad Completion
Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
The Union Pacific has been very busy during the last few years, restoring a steam locomotive that when they retired them from revenue service in 1959, they would never be operated again.
A few days again Big Boy UP4014, backed out of its stall in the UP Steam Shop in Cheyenne WY under its own power. This is simply an awesome piece of railroading history that has been fully restored and is now back on the rails…
William R. Cantrel
Some of our members have been friends with Will A.K.A…