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Iron Horse News Video

Written on May 8, 2015

Volume 3, Episode 1 In this edition of the Colorado Railroad Museum’s Iron Horse News Video Series we’ll join Executive Director Donald Tallman for a comprehensive look at the current slate of Museum projects including a new outdoor pavilion in the picnic area, construction of new rider cars and the restoration of Uintah Combine Car Continue Reading »

D&RGW Steam Locomotive No. 491

Written on August 14, 2014

Staff and volunteers are working to fit D&RGW’s last steam line into place. Thanks to a Colorado State Historical Fund Grant D&RGW Steam Locomotive No. 491’s Tender has been completed. The grant paid for new tender decking and for the replacement of the tender’s shovel sheet. Additionally, Museum crews have fixed both of the tender’s Continue Reading »

D&RGW K-37 Steam Locomotive No. 491 Certification

Written on July 22, 2014

We have big news this morning. After months of hard work from the Colorado Railroad Museum’s Grant, Restoration & Volunteer staff we are proud to annouce that Denver & Rio Grande Western K-37 Steam Locomotive No. 491 has passed the State Annual Boiler Inspection earlier today! Click on each image for a larger view. Bob Becker and Continue Reading »

D&RGW K-37 Steam Locomotive No. 491

Written on May 27, 2014

The fireman’s side injector on 491 now has complete piping, connecting the boiler supply steam , tender water through the suction pipe, and a delivery pipe to the boiler check valve. This piping is now being duplicated for the engineer’s side. For more information on the D&RGW K-37 Steam Locomotive restoration project watch the latest Continue Reading »