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.

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  • Reply Carol January 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

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

  • Reply Liz January 29, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    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.

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

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

  • Reply Stefan January 29, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Hahahahah…raw papers in the fourth picture…love it

  • Reply Matt January 30, 2015 at 7:21 am

    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

  • Reply Bev January 30, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    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?

  • Reply Llia January 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm

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

  • Reply Lisa January 31, 2015 at 8:41 am

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

  • Reply Sara February 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm

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

  • Reply Garron February 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    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.

  • Reply Matt February 3, 2015 at 11:18 am

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

  • Reply Jay Pierson February 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    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. http://www.izaakwaltoninn.com Tiny homes in this area of the country have been around for ever.

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  • Reply anna January 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    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!

  • Reply Randy Jackson April 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    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

  • Reply Randy Jackson April 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    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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