ARM Events


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Date

Event Name

Description

February 28, 2015  Arizona Railway Day The Arizona Railway will be hosting the 2nd annual Arizona Railway Day.  All the ARM cars will be open.  See inside cars under restoration.  Blow the horn on a diesel engine.  Fun for all ages.  See model railroad clubs and other railroad displays.  Extended hours: 9am-4pm

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December 12-13, 2014  Dinner in the Diner Bring your friends and neighbors and join in the Christmas spirit for a fund raising “Dinner in the Diner”.  An Italian style spaghetti dinner with appetizers, salad, bread and dessert will be served in our 1949 Union Pacific dining car. This fund raiser is limited to museum members and their guests but the seating is limited.

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November 8-9, 2014  Chuck Wagon Cook-Off The City of Chandler is holding their annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off in Tumbleweed park.  The museum will be open extended hours (11am-4pm) on November 8-9, 2014.  A wagon ride will be provided to transport visitors to/from the event to our museum.
September 11 - October 2, 2014 Portland, Maine Excursion

(operated by Cruising by Rail, Ltd)

Cruising by Rail is planning to have cars join the AAPRCO special train to Portland Maine for the 37th annual convention of the American Association of Private Railcar Owners. The association will be operating a special train to the convention which will offer some spectacular opportunities to ride over rails that are not served by the current Amtrak system. Many special events will be planned in conjunction with the convention.

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This trip will use ARM equipment (Vista Canyon) leased by CBR.

May 10, 2014 National Train Day The museum will be participating in Amtrak's National Train Day event.  SOME of the cars will be open.  Cars not normally open will be open this day.

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March 29, 2014 Falcon Field Open House The Arizona Railway Museum will have a booth at the Falcoln Field Open House.

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March 17, 2014 St. Patrick's Day

Dinner in the Diner

Wear your green, bring your friends and neighbors to join in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit for a fund raiser “Dinner in the Diner”. Monday evening March 17, 2014 the Arizona Railway Museum will be our Irish hideaway. A home style corned beef dinner with appetizers, bread and dessert will be served in our 1949 Union Pacific dining car. The meal includes a beverage (coffee, iced tea, water); appetizers will be served in the Regal Phoenix lounge car and Plaza Taos lounge.

This fund raiser is limited to members of the museum and their guests but there is limited seating.

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March 1, 2014 Arizona Railway Day This will be the first annual event to celebrate Arizona's railroad history.  All of the cars will be open and additional events are planned for this single day event.  Cars not normally open will be open this day.  See model trains layouts.  Tour the cab of a steam locomotive and a diesel engine.

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PHOTOS OF THE EVENT (Report by Mark Redmond)

January 26, 2014  Annual Membership Meeting Meeting for ARM Members and public to see all the progress made over the past year. Additional cars will be open for visitors to see. Visitors can join that day and participate.  Pot Luck Lunch will start at noon, Membership Meeting at 2pm.  Activities are for members only.  2014 Ballot is in Members Only.
December 13-14, 2013  Dinner in the Diner - SOLD OUT Bring your friends and neighbors and join in the Christmas spirit for a fund raising “Dinner in the Diner”.  An Italian style spaghetti dinner with appetizers, salad, bread and dessert will be served in our 1949 Union Pacific dining car. This fund raiser is limited to museum members and their guests but the seating is limited.

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November 24-30, 2013 San Diego Excursion

(operated by Cruising by Rail, Ltd)

Join Cruising by Rail, LTD. for a relaxing private car trip to the laid back life style of Southern California. The tourist opportunities abound with the museums and Sea World at Balboa Park; the Maritime museum and the USS Midway on the waterfront.

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This trip will be on ARM equipment (Vista Canyon) leased by CBR.

October 26 - November 3, 2013 New Orleans Excursion

(operated by Cruising by Rail, Ltd)

Cruising by Rail, LTD. is running an excursion to New Orleans, Louisiana just for your fun. Call it a Big Easy Halloween or an early Christmas shopping trip or just an excuse to get away.

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This trip will be on ARM equipment (Vista Canyon) leased by CBR.

May 11, 2013 National Train Day The museum will be participating in Amtrak's National Train Day event.  All of the cars will be open and additional events are planned for this single day event.  Cars not normally open will be open this day.  See model trains layouts.  Tour the cab of a steam locomotive and a diesel engine.

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March 23, 2013 Falcon Field Open House The Arizona Railway Museum will have a booth at the Falcoln Field Open House.

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March 17, 2013 St. Patrick's Day

Dinner in the Diner

Wear your green, bring your friends and neighbors to join in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit for a fund raiser “Dinner in the Diner”. Sunday evening March 17, 2013 the Arizona Railway Museum will be our Irish hideaway. A home style corned beef dinner with appetizers, bread and dessert will be served in our 1949 Union Pacific dining car. The meal includes a beverage (coffee, iced tea, water); appetizers will be served in the Regal Phoenix lounge car and Plaza Taos lounge.

This fund raiser is limited to members of the museum and their guests but there is limited seating.

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January 27, 2013 ARM Annual Membership Meeting Meeting for ARM Members and public to see all the progress made over the past year. Additional cars will be open for visitors to see. Membership Meeting and additional activities are for members only. Visitors can join that day and participate.
December 14 & 15 & 16, 2012

EXTENDED

Dinner in the Diner Bring your friends and neighbors and join in the Christmas spirit for a fund raising “Dinner in the Diner”.  An Italian style spaghetti dinner with appetizers, salad, bread and dessert will be served in our 1949 Union Pacific dining car. This fund raiser is limited to museum members and their guests but the seating is limited.

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November 9 & 10, 2012 Chuck Wagon Cook Off The Arizona Railway Museum will have extended hours and additional cars open for viewing during the Chuck Wagon Chili Cook-off event.  The museum will be open November 9 and 10 from 9am to 5pm.  A shuttle wagon is being arranged to carry visitors between the cook-off and the ARM display yard.
May 12, 2012 National Train Day The museum will be participating in Amtrak's National Train Day event.  All of the cars will be open and additional events are planned for this single day event.  Cars not normally open will be open this day.  See model trains layouts.  Tour the cab of a steam locomotive and a diesel engine.

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April 21, 2012 Southeast Regional Library "territorial living museum" The ARM will have a display at the Southeast Regional Library as part of their "Territorial living museum" event.

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March 31, 2012 Falcon Field Open House The ARM will have a display table at the Falcon Field Open House.  Falcon Field is located in Mesa.

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March 10, 2012 Ostrich Festival The ARM will have a display booth at the Chandler Ostrich Festival.  The Ostrich Festival is located in Tumbleweed Park.

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February 14, 2012 Arizona Statehood Day The ARM will have a display/information booth at the celebration of Arizona's 100th year as a state.
December 18, 2011 Dinner in the Diner - Extra Day Due to an overwhelming response to this year’s Dinner in the Diner event it sold out in less than a week.  A number of members have asked that we consider adding Sunday night to the calendar.  If enough folks show an interest we will do Sunday.

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December 16 & 17, 2011 Dinner in the Diner

SOLD OUT

Bring your friends and neighbors and join in the Christmas spirit for a fund raising “Dinner in the Diner”.  Friday and Saturday evening December 16 & 17, the Arizona Railway Museum will be the place to be. An Italian style spaghetti dinner with appetizers, salad, bread and dessert will be served in our 1949 Union Pacific dining car.

This event is limited to ARM Members and guests.

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November 10-17, 2011 Union Pacific #844 visits Arizona The Union Pacific Railroad is touring the railroad with legendary 4-8-4 #844 steam locomotive.  Below is a tentative schedule for stops in Arizona.  This schedule is subject to change.

The Arizona Railway Museum is planning to have an information booth at the Phoenix stop.

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November 11-12, 2011 Chandler Chuck Wagon Chili Cook-off The Arizona Railway Museum will have extended hours and additional cars open for viewing during the Chuck Wagon Chili Cook-off event.  A shuttle wagon is being arranged to carry visitors between the cook-off and the ARM dislpay yard.

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October 7-27, 2011 AAPRCO 2011 Convention Trip Take a ride from Tucson to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend the annual AAPRCO convention.

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October 8-9, 2011 Scottsdale Railfair ARM will have an information booth at the Railfair event in Sottsdale's McCormick Park.

June 28, 2011

Re-dedication Ceremony

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The Maricopa County Tax Assessor's Office renovated the Santa Fe Freight House in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  Railroad memorabilia from the ARM collection is on loan and publicly displayed throughout the interior.

May 29, 2011 ARM Closing for Summer The ARM officially closes for the Summer.  Due to the summer heat (and low visitor volume) the ARM officially closes, but FEAR NOT!  The ARM Volunteers continue working throughout the summer.  Typically, the crews start early Saturday mornings trying to beat the heat.  There is no guarantee anyone will be working, but visitors are welcome to visit and walk through the display yard.  The Gift Shop, Artifact Building, and Display Equipment will be CLOSED.

May 7, 2011

National Train Day

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The museum will be participating in Amtrak's National Train Day event.  All of the cars will be open and additional events are planned for this single day event.  Cars not normally open will be open this day.  See model trains layouts.  Tour the cab of a steam locomotive and a diesel engine. 

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April 23, 2011

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MOVED

Railroad Revival Tour

MOVED

Moved due to not meeting requirements of City of Chandler.

THE CONCERT VENUE HAS BEEN MOVED TO TEMPE, ARIZONA.  PLEASE CONTACT RAILROADREVIVALTOUR.COM FOR NEW LOCATION!

April 2, 2011

Falcon Field 3rd Annual Open House ARM will be participating in the Falcon Field Open House event.  Falcon Field is located in Mesa, AZ.  Come visit our booth. 

Parking and Admission are FREE!

Saturday, April 2, 2011
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Falcon Field Park
4636 E. Fighter Aces Drive

For more information about Falcon Field Day, click HERE.

March 17, 2011

Dinner in the Diner Home style corned beef dinner in the UP Diner as a fundraiser event.
 

January 30, 2011

Annual Membership Meeting Meeting for ARM Members and public to see all the progress made over the past year.  Additional cars will be open for visitors to see.  Membership Meeting and additional activities are for members only.  Visitors can join that day and participate.
December 17 & 18, 2010 Dinner in the Diner Spaghetti dinner in the UP Diner as a fundraiser event.
September 11-30, 2010  AAPRCO 2010 Convention Trip Take a ride from Tucson to Pueblo, Colorado to attend the annual AAPRCO convention.

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May 22 - 27, 2010 Los Angeles Trip Take a ride on ARM owned passenger car "Diablo Canyon" from Tucson to Los Angeles and return.

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May 8, 2010 National Train Day ARM celebrates National Train Day.  Extra cars open, extended hours (9am-4pm).  More information coming.
December 11 & 12, 2009  Dinner in the Diner Spaghetti dinner in the UP Diner as a fundraiser event.
May 9, 2009 National Train Day ARM celebrates National Train day.

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April 30 - May 4, 2008  Kentucky Derby Trip Take a ride on ARM owned passenger cars "Diablo Canyon" and "Vista Canyon" to the Kentucky Derby.

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January 27, 2008 Annual Meeting Annual Membership Meeting.  Not a member?  This is the best day of the year to see all our equipment on display and become a member of the ARM!  Museum is open 10:00am-4:00pm.
January 28, 2007 Annual Meeting Annual Membership Meeting.  Not a member?  This is the best day of the year to see all our equipment on display and become a member of the ARM!
December 9, 2006 Family Day at Tumbleweed Ranch Park-wide event celebrating Arizona's History presented by the Chandler Public History Program, Chandler Museum, Arizona Historical Society, and the Arizona Railway Museum. 10am-4pm.

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January 29, 2006 Annual Meeting Annual Membership Meeting.  Not a member?  This is the best day of the year to see all our equipment on display and become a member of the ARM!
April 23-24, 2005 Yampai Camping Trip ARM Camping trip along the BNSF mainline.  Contact Russ Lassuy for additional details.
October 23, 2004 BNSF Children's Trip Private event from Glendale to Mathie and return.
April 29-May 3, 2004

Los Angeles Trip

Excursion trip from Tucson to Los Angeles aboard ARM "Vista Canyon" and private car "Jane Marie".

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April 24-25 Yampai Camping Trip ARM/NRHS Camping trip along the BNSF.  Contact Russ Lassuy for additional details.
January 25, 2004 General Membership Meeting All equipment open for tours.  Membership picnic starts at 12:30pm.  Membership meeting at 2:30pm.
July 4-5, 2003 North Fence Installation
We will be installing the iron fence on the north end of the museum. Start time both days will be 7:00 am. We should be ready to wrap it up by 11:00 each day.
 
The fence panels are built and painted. We will be digging holes, welding, aligning, touch up painting, mixing concrete and doing a lot of socializing. So if your staying in town spend the morning with us.
April 26-27 Yampai Camping Trip ARM/NRHS Camping trip along the BNSF.  Contact Russ Lassuy for additional details.
March 27-31, 2003 Los Angeles Trip The ARM Membership will ride aboard the "Vista Canyon" from Tucson to Los Angeles and back.  This trip is SOLD OUT.
January 26, 2003 Annual Membership Meeting Annual Open House.  All the equipment open.  Pot Luck lunch, please bring a side dish.  Annual Meeting at 2:30pm aboard the "Regal Phoenix".
December 2-7 New Orleans Trip The ARM membership will ride aboard the "Vista Canyon" from Tucson to New Orleans and back.  This trip is SOLD OUT. 
November 15-17, 2002 Make-A-Wish, BNSF Employees Appreciation, Media Event The Arizona Railway Museum will provide passenger cars and attendants.  
September 7, 2002 ARM Seasonal Re-opening The ARM building re-opens for the 2002-2003 season.  Come see the new displays.

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