Canyon, Texas: Retired Sad Monkey Railroad

Miniature train engine pulled open passenger cars on tours through Palo Duro State Park from 1955-1996. Restored and moved into town April 2017.
6th Ave., Canyon, TX
Downtown. On the north side of 6th Ave. just west of its intersection with 16th St.
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Retired Sad Monkey Railroad.

Retired Sad Monkey Railroad

I don't see how the (restored) engine could ever run. The wheels are welded to the frame. Did the restoration eliminate the functionality?

[Steve, 07/17/2019]
Sad Monkey Railroad Train

The train is now a block off of the square in Canyon at the corner of 16th and 6th. it is on the south side of the parking lot behind the Canyon Chamber of Commerce and the Texas musical office.

[Anonymous, 07/05/2017]

The Sad Monkey engine and one of its cars were moved, restored, and unveiled in Canyon on April 20, 2017.

Retired Sad Monkey Railroad

We looked for it on our way to the Palo Duro Canyon today and couldn't find it. Maybe the state of disrepair sent it to its grave?

[TX Visitor, 07/01/2016]

Sad Monkey Railroad.

Sad Monkey Railroad

The location is west of the canyon, not east. Also, the train is in a severe state of disrepair, and has been moved a few hundred feet to the west of the GPS (map pin) location. It is no longer in front of a house, but a barn.

[Johnny Mac, 01/20/2015]

We've adjusted our Sad Monkey tracking satellite to more accurately pinpoint the train. Thanks!

Sad Monkey Railroad.

Retired Sad Monkey Railroad

Ran in Palo Duro as an informative lecture tour from 1955 - 1996.

[Stacy Simonet, 02/15/2014]

The Sad Monkey was a miniature train tour piloted by an engineer who provided a running commentary on rock formations, plants and other things in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The train was named after a rock formation that has since fallen down. Sad monkey!

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