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Colorado Rails and Cocktails – 1985 Train Wreck and the Story of the BNSF Line
June 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An Evening of Colorado History
Relax, have a beverage, and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.
In 1985 two freight trains had a head-on collision under the US 36 overpass in Westminister. Paul Gibb explains how and why this crash occurred as well as the odd history of the BNSF line between Denver and Wyoming from 1870 up to recent negotiations with RTD. Gibb has published on this topic for the Boulder Weekly and has an article accepted for publication by Trains Magazine.
Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice: beer, wine or soda and snacks. Doors open at 5:30PM for early enjoyment of Museum displays and the presentation starts promptly at 6:30PM. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:00PM.Admission: $15 for members and $20 for non-members. 21 and older only.
Advance tickets required. Order online here. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:00PM.