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SARHM Welcomes Another New Sponsor

We welcome ZenBusiness as a new SARHM sponsor.  We greatly appreciate their generous donation to our General Funds. ZenBusiness

SARHM Welcomes a New Sponsor

  • Posted April 27th 2024, 2:37 PM
  • By IronHorse

Restoration1 of Texas Hill Country We welcome Restoration1 of Texas Hill Country as a new SARHM sponsor.  We greatly appreciate their generous donation to our General Funds.

Please check out all of our Sponsors and support and Thank them for sponsoring SARHM!

The SSW "Dixie" Coaster is Here


SARHM Welcomes a New Sponsor

Fluid Film We welcome Fluid-Film as a new SARHM sponsor.  We have been using Fluid-Film since 2018 and it is an "Awesome" spray-on lubricant.  As you are working

Second Addition to SARHM Drink Coasters

Katy bar the door!  No, it is not a bad thing…but YOU need to HURRY!!  Our second coaster in our series of coasters has just been released and they are bound to go fast!!

Naturally, it commemorates another one of the business cars in our collection.  The Mallard (MKT-402) has changed ownership several times but was originally the Pullman Standard Business Car #101.  KCS owned it for a while,…

Drink Coasters

Do you or someone you know love trains?  Just in time for the Holidays, we have come out with the first of our wooden coasters, so that you can enjoy your favorite beverage, and protect your beautiful furniture simultaneously.
We have a limited number on hand so hurry and order yours today!



Last Public Ride Day for 2022 at HALS

  • Posted November 18th 2022, 9:54 AM
  • By IronHorse

Last Public Ride Day for 2022!
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

  • Posted November 16th 2022, 10:11 AM
  • By IronHorse


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

  • Posted November 16th 2022, 10:02 AM
  • By IronHorse

Jim-Akin.jpgJames 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

  • Posted July 3rd 2022, 11:44 AM
  • By Stevo


The Blue Flag & BBQ Fund Raiser

Click on the image below to purchase your tickets through our Company Store.

* Please print out your receipt and bring it with you to show proof of your online purchase
Blue Flag & BBQ Fund Raiser

Linda L. Gaunt

Gaunt-Linda-Obituary-photo.jpg 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" to be restored

STRPM Division Officers & Coordinators Appointed

  • Posted January 23rd 2022, 2:11 PM
  • By IronHorse

During STRPM's first meeting in ten years, the members who were present appointed the division officers and coordinators for the next term.

The STRPM Officers
Director Tomas Flores
Secretary B.L. Miers
Treasurer Marla Rodriguez
The STRPM Coordinators
Scenery Coordinator Gary Rodriguez
Electrical Coordinator Carlton Brown
Operations Coordinator B.L. Mi

Opening Soon!

  • Posted December 31st 2021, 3:23 PM
  • By IronHorse

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…

 “Track & Treat”

  • Posted October 17th 2021, 10:18 PM
  • By IronHorse

Come on down for a Howlin' Good Time!


Tommy A. Shults

  • Posted September 25th 2021, 6:03 PM
  • By IronHorse

Tommy_Shults.jpg 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

  • Posted August 9th 2021, 8:24 PM
  • By IronHorse
Here is another acquisition that we are working on that we need your contributions!
This car is a rare car that both the Missouri Pacific (MoPac) Railroad and the Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT) Railroad has purchased.


It was built in 1929 for the Grand Trunk Western #891 Wabascon Lake (solarium lounge observation), to GTW #580 Wabascon Lake in May 1936, to Canadian National #580 Wabascon Lake in December 1956, to GTW…


  • Posted July 6th 2021, 12:39 AM
  • By IronHorse
We were invited to view some equipment near Pine Bluff AR for acquisition over the 4th of July weekend and we have decided that we CAN NOT pass this opportunity up…..but WE need your help to make this a reality.

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

  • Posted June 27th 2021, 12:03 PM
  • By IronHorse

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

  • Posted April 26th 2021, 7:00 PM
  • By IronHorse

Members, Please log in to the site to view the Meeting details.

Members your Presents is Requested

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our New Newsletter has been published

  • Posted April 26th 2021, 6:26 PM
  • By IronHorse

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.

Grand Re-Opening

  • Posted April 1st 2021, 11:21 PM
  • By IronHorse

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!

  • Posted April 7th 2020, 8:58 PM
  • By IronHorse


The World’s Largest Steam Locomotive is coming to the Alamo City!!!

  • Posted October 18th 2019, 12:25 AM
  • By IronHorse

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

  • Posted July 31st 2019, 11:07 PM
  • By IronHorse

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…