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Union Pacific Passenger Coach No. 5442

Written on August 14, 2014

Museum staff and volunteers are working this week to move UP Passenger Coach No. 5442 from it’s location near the F-Units, to it’s new “home” on the main display track between the R. W. Richardson Railroad Library and teh Colorado Railroad Museum’s Depot General building. Once the move is complete UP No. 5442 will be Continue Reading »

New Iron Horse News Video

Written on August 3, 2014

Join the staff at the Colorado Railroad Museum as Executive Director Donald Tallman introduces the latest edition of the Iron Horse News video series. Master Mechanic & Grants Manager Mike Spera shows viewers what it takes to “fire” a historic engine while preparing D&RGW Steam Locomotive No. 346 for operation. We’ll also visit the Museum’s Continue Reading »

Recent equipment moves

Written on July 17, 2014

On June 26, 2014 D&RGW Steam Locomotive No. 683, GW Combine No. 100 and CM Observation Car No. 29 were moved from the display track between the Colorado Railroad Museum Depot and the R. W. Richardson Railroad Library to new locations on the Museum grounds. ¬† On July 17, 2014 UP Diner No. 4801 was Continue Reading »

Around the Museum grounds

Written on May 27, 2014

There have been several other projects taking place out of the roundhouse¬†this last month including the moving and cocooning of the first class Pullman we received from Grand Junction a few months ago. The Challenger Box car is now moved in line with the other 4 standard gauge box cars, completing the car moves to Continue Reading »