General Store News

New book available for order

Written on March 18, 2014

The Historical Guide to North American Railroads (Third Edition) is now available to order in our  Online Depot General Store. This updated encyclopedia of railroading presents history, photos, route maps, and fast facts for 170+ North American railroads. A new, searchable index makes locating information easy and fast. Learn about railroad lines that were abandoned Continue Reading »

Grand Central: An American Treasure – DVD Now Available

Written on March 10, 2014

The Story of the world’s largest train terminal is told by historians, railroaders and architects. With roughly 650 weekday train arrivals and departures on 44 platforms, Grand Central still functions smoothly after a century of operation. Every day 750,000 people come through the terminal. Of these, 200,000 are just visitors. In this video YOU can be Continue Reading »

New “Shutterbug Special” Admission Hours

Written on March 4, 2014

On Saturday June 21, July 19 & November 15, 2014, the Colorado Railroad Museum will open the grounds at 7:00 a.m. to allow early access to our displays of railroad equipment so photographers can capture images in the early morning light. “Shutterbug Special” admission also includes Event admission with rides and access to all of the activities from 10:00am until Continue Reading »

New title available online!

Written on February 13, 2014

Building Union Pacific 844 The Birth of the FEF-3 Steam Class Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 844 continues to be familiar to generations of rail enthusiasts. When erected in December 1944, this 4-8-4 type was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific. However, until now, few details were available regarding the day-by-day activity Continue Reading »