Railroad Artifact Preservation Society

Railroad Artifact Preservation Society Santa Fe's Raton Pass Model Railroad is now operational. You can be involved by joining Santa Fe's Raton Pass Model Railroad Group.
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Planning is under way for the restoration to steam operation of Santa Fe Steam Locomotive 5000, know as "Madame Queen". The Madame Queen is currently on display at S. E. 2nd and Lincoln St. in downtown Amarillo Texas. The locomotive can be visited anytime. Tours are available between 9am and 12 noon on Saturdays weather permitting.

01/31/2020

Santa Fe's Raton Pass Model Railroad Group has 500 members!

Operation Video Project Suspended | Railroad Artifact Preservation Society on Patreon
01/25/2020
Operation Video Project Suspended | Railroad Artifact Preservation Society on Patreon

Operation Video Project Suspended | Railroad Artifact Preservation Society on Patreon

Official Post from Railroad Artifact Preservation Society: I am sorry to report that the Operation Video Project is suspended. I was having problems with stutter in the rendered footage. I tried several methods to correct the stuttering and although I was able to get rid of the stutter, other proble...

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01/22/2020
Update on Operation Video | Railroad Artifact Preservation Society on Patreon

Update on Operation Video | Railroad Artifact Preservation Society on Patreon

Official Post from Railroad Artifact Preservation Society: I got the Operation Video completed, but there are a few problems. The video was shot in 4K at 60 fps. The footage is stunning...1. After rendering the video in its final form the action has stutters. A stutter in the video means that it doe...

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01/13/2020
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01/07/2020
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12/31/2019

The late John Armstrong was the dean of model railroad layout planning and design until his death in 2004. The attached photo shows a design that he did for Judge Dean. (Judge Dean's family donated his entire collection to the Railroad Artifact Preservation Society which made the Santa Fe's Raton Pass Model Railroad possible.)

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Merry Christmas to all Santa Fe fans from Madame Queen! If I remember correctly we did this in 2012
12/10/2019

Merry Christmas to all Santa Fe fans from Madame Queen! If I remember correctly we did this in 2012

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12/02/2019
Railroad Artifact Preservation Society is creating the Santa Fe Locomotive Development Museum | Patreon

Just letting everyone know that we shut down our YouTube page tonight. Please continue to follow RAPS on Facebook, Patreon and our website. Most of our new videos from this point on will be posted on our Patreon page. From time to time we also plan to post videos on Facebook.

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12/01/2019

We are seriously considering closing our YouTube page before January 1, 2020, due to the new rules that go into affect on that date. How many of you are considering doing the same?

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11/10/2019
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Official Post from Railroad Artifact Preservation Society: New video in the works. A new video about AT&SF Steam Locomotive 5000, known as the Madame Queen is currently being planned. The video will cover the history, development, mechanical features, appliances, cab interior and controls. Everythin...

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11/06/2019

Another exciting post was just added to our Patreon page. This new project will only be available to our Patreon members. Only Patreon members will be able to witness the behind the scenes process and the completed project. To stay involved with what's going on at RAPS, get signed up today! You can join and get in on all the fun and action for as little as $1.00 per month. patreon.com/rapstrains

11/06/2019

We just uploaded another video to our Patreon page. That makes seven posts that are only available to Patreon members. Get signed up today so you don't miss out. The latest video is in 4K!

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11/01/2019
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Two more Patreon member videos added to the RAPS Patreon page. Go to patreon.com/rapstrains to join and see all the videos and posts for patrons only.

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11/01/2019
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11/01/2019
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10/31/2019
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Are you missing out? Two new Patreon members only videos were posted today. You don't have to miss them because you can become a member and see them all for as little as $1.00 per month. Come join us!

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10/30/2019

New perk added to the Engineer membership level on our Patreon page. Effective immediately Engineer level members can get a 20% discount on Santa Fe Diesel Locomotive Development, by Larry E. Brasher. This is a great offer on the 386 page hardcover book which was Larry's last before he passed away in late 2015.

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10/26/2019

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Have you ever wondered what AT&SF Steam Locomotive 5000 looked like at night? Become a member of our Patreon page and yo...
10/26/2019
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Have you ever wondered what AT&SF Steam Locomotive 5000 looked like at night? Become a member of our Patreon page and you will have access to extremely rare evening photos of 5000. (Madame Queen) www.patreon.com/user?u=26004393

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10/26/2019
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10/26/2019

RAPS PATREON PAGE IS LIVE! Go to patreon.com and search railroad to see our page and get signed up for great fun and benefits.

Here's a sample of some of our perks for becoming a member of RAPS on Patreon. One each RAPS logo stickers and lapel/hat...
10/25/2019

Here's a sample of some of our perks for becoming a member of RAPS on Patreon. One each RAPS logo stickers and lapel/hat pin are included with every membership level. You can get both of them for just $1 per month.

Be watching for the launch of our Patreon page soon.!

The logo stickers are 2 3/8" in diameter and the Baldwin Builders Plate for Locomotive 5000 lapel/hat pin is 3/4". The pin is custom made for RAPS by Sunset RR Pins and are only available from RAPS. The pins are very fine quality and even have a slight curvature just like the real Baldwin Builders Plate on 5000. Leave us a comment if you would like to have a sticker and pin by signing up on our Patreon page when it is launched, so that we can get an idea of how many we need to add to the stock on hand. Color of the sticker you will receive is random and subject to availability and stock on hand.

The launch of our Patreon page is getting closer. We encourage all of our Facebook followers and friends to become a pat...
10/24/2019

The launch of our Patreon page is getting closer. We encourage all of our Facebook followers and friends to become a patron. As a patron you will get much more behind the scenes information about everything the Society is doing, plus, special offers, videos, live feeds etc. We will also be able to communicate with you on a more personal level. It only takes $1 per month to get started. See you soon on Patreon!

Exciting News: RAPS will soon be launching a Patreon page. This page will allow you to get deeply involved in all of the...
10/23/2019

Exciting News: RAPS will soon be launching a Patreon page. This page will allow you to get deeply involved in all of the behind the scenes events and work that RAPS is involved in. We will able to tell our Patreon Members much more information about our model railroad project, future museum and artifact restorations than is possible on Facebook. Stay Tuned!

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AT&SF Steam Locomotive 5000 Relocation and Cosmetic Restoration.

The Railroad Artifact Preservation Society, Inc. became a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in 2003. We were first organized for the purpose of preserving AT&SF Steam Locomotive Number 5000 for future generations. That goal was accomplished in 2008, and part of that effort was documented by the History Channel's Mega Mover TV series and was aired in May of 2005. After completing the cosmetic restoration of Locomotive 5000, know affectionately as the "Madame Queen," we returned the care and maintenance of the beautifully restored locomotive back to its owner, the City of Amarillo, and began to think about other projects.

In 2016, the Society received a large model railroad collection from the Judge Donald Maxwell Dean family. The donation from the Judge Donald Maxwell Dean family fit perfectly into the Societies plans to create their future - Santa Fe Locomotive Development Museum. With the Dean Collection in hand the Society had the model railroad equipment and supplies necessary to develop a large model railroad display inside the museum. The brass locomotives in the collection could be used to represent the custom designed steam locomotives developed by the Santa Fe. Larry's book would be used to guide the displays and ensure the accurate historical theme of the museum.

Santa Fe's Raton Pass Model Railroad, Test-bed layout for the SFLDM: The RAPS Board of Directors decided that it would be wise to build a small version of the SFLDM model railroad before attempting to build the huge 5,000 SF layout planned for the museum. The test-bed layout is called Santa Fe's Raton Pass Model Railroad (SFRPMR) and was completed and became operational in late 2018. The SFRPMR gives us a place to practice our model railroading skills and tryout ideas. It also provides a layout to test the Dean Collection brass locomotives. www.rapstrains.com

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