Depot Museum

The main Museum building, completed in 1959, resembles an 1880-era small town railroad depot. Typical architectural features include wide eaves to protect waiting passengers from weather, and large bay windows so the station agent can observe activity on the boarding platforms. The yellow and brown paint reflects standard building colors for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.

The Depot Museum houses thousands of rare photographs, artifacts and documents illustrating the colorful histories of the railroads that have served Colorado for over 125 years.

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Depot Museum Exhibits

Exhibits feature original photographs by pioneer photographers such as William Henry Jackson and Louis Charles McClure, as well as paintings by Howard Fogg, Otto Kuhler, Ted Rose and other artists.

Spectacular 1 inch = 1 foot Locomotive and car models by Herb Votaw are also displayed and a bay window contains a reconstructed depot telegrapher’s office, complete with a working “sounder.”

A selection of educational videos also play in the Depot Museum each day for guests to enjoy.

Learn more about our current exhibit, Railroading Now.

Denver HO Model Railroad Club

Located in the lower level of the main building, the Denver HO Model Railroad Club is one of the oldest and largest model railroad clubs in the Rocky Mountain region. The layout replicates the various types of Colorado mountain railroading in HO and HOn3.

HO scale is a model train that is 1/87th of the real size of standard gauge trains and track. HOn3 is the same scale, but designed for narrow gauge trains and track.

Members of the Denver HO Model Railway Club will operate the model train layout on most Tuesdays 1:00 to 4:00PM. For more information, visit

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