Amtrak Railroad Car House









A retired 70 year old Amtrak railroad car converted into small living quarters in Socorro, New Mexico. More info. here.

Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon.



  1. Carol January 29, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    That is a blank slate. It could be turned into something beautiful. Currently it is lacking. It looks functional but that is it.

  2. Liz January 29, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Functional is beautiful. It’s only “lacking” if the people who live there think so. It has a good fire, friendly dogs, a safe place to sleep…It looks lovely to me.

    • Mike January 31, 2015 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      I’m with you Liz. Part of the beauty is the story all the components tell…

  3. Stefan January 29, 2015 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Hahahahah…raw papers in the fourth picture…love it

  4. Matt January 30, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    I am in love with that. It could be something great. I wish there was more pictures of it. I am looking for a tiny house in that area right now. Magic could happen with that piece of history

  5. Bev January 30, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Admittedly, I would spruce it up more but I think it is pretty cool. Wonder what would have happened to the train car if someone hadn’t turned it into a home?

  6. Llia January 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, simple, I’d love to live in one of these.

  7. Lisa January 31, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I love the use of metal in this home, an awesome fit with the original train car. Beautiful mural in the bedroom.

  8. Sara February 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Using an old train car for a home is a wonderful idea! Yes, I would decorate it differently, but to each his/her own.

  9. Garron February 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I agree-
    It is a retired railcar for a retired railroad man in New Mexico-
    what do you want?

    Frills and lace?

    It seems balanced and appropriate to me.

  10. Matt February 3, 2015 at 11:18 am - Reply

    There’s a nice one on Confederate St in Fort Mill, SC. I would love to see inside that one.

  11. Jay Pierson February 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    The Isaak Walton Inn Essex, Mt has several f cabooses, railroad cars and a locomotive they have turned into guest rooms. Here is the Website. Tiny homes in this area of the country have been around for ever.

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  13. anna January 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    What a brilliant idea! I have to agree with some here, though, a lot of potential lost with the decor and choices made with wiring, etc. To each his or her own. It did inspire me to think or what I could do! I think you for that!

  14. Randy Jackson April 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    As long the rail car is movable be nice for a retired person living alone, this way one cold travel an have home with them Only wish i could now

  15. Randy Jackson April 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    As long the rail car is movable be nice for a retired person living alone, this way one could travel an have home with them Only wish i could now

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