Current SATM events:
THE SILVER SPIKE FESTIVAL
134th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RAILROAD IN TUCSON
On March 22nd, 2014, at 9:00 AM, the celebration and reenactment of
the Arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad to Tucson will begin down at the Historic
Railroad Depot; 414 N Toole Ave. This Annual event will take place in front of
Locomotive #1673, (featured in the movie Oklahoma).
The Honorees are:
Benefactor of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Railroader of the Year
This free family event will include
- Soloist: Jodi Darling
- Display of the original 1880 Silver Spike
- 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment Band
- Proclamation by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
- Display of historic modes of transportation
- Descendents of: P Tully, E Ochoa, Mayor Leatherwood
- Sponsor: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
Free Admission and Nearby Parking
2014 LECTURE SERIES/HISTORY TALKS
SUNDAYS AT 3PM (see dates below)
At the SOUTHERN ARIZONA TRANSPORTATION MUSUEM
414 N. Toole Ave, Tucson on the depot plaza
Feb. 16: Riders on the Orphan Train – Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster
A mixed media program about the Orphan Train movement and its ties to Arizona.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.
Feb. 23: Railroads of the Sulphur Springs Valley (Updated) – Richard Dick
An update from 2013’s presentation with more information and current photographs.
Mar. 2: Tucson’s Historical Street Car Systems – Gene Caywood
A look into Tucson’s early streetcar systems.
Mar. 9: What Does a Conductor Do? – Mike Bording
A presentation about how conductors’ jobs have changed over the years, by a retired
Mar. 23: The Arizona Southern Railroad – Richard Dick
The railroad that went to the Silverbell Mountains.
(No Lecture Mar. 16 – Book Festival Weekend)
The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum exists to interpret the history of transportation
in Southern Arizona with a focus on the Tucson Historic Depot and Steam Locomotive #1673.
Dedicated to education, research and preservation.