There’s something amazing about trains. The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Experience it all again at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Stroll the Museum’s 15-acre railyard with over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, G-scale garden railway and more. Watch as Colorado railroad history is brought back to life in our Roundhouse restoration facility with a working turntable.

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Locomotives pull (or sometimes even push) a train along the track.

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Business and Passenger Cars

The earliest passenger cars, called coaches, carried passengers across the country on narrow velvet seats.

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Freight Cars

Freight cars are as varied and unique as the types of equipment and goods they carry.

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Snow Plows

Snow removal is a formidable challenge throughout the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

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Cabooses were used as traveling offices, bunkrooms and kitchens.

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Water Tank

The Museum’s “No Agua” water tank has a capacity of about 10,000 gallons and is used to fill the operating steam locomotives. The name comes from a water stop on the D&RG’s Chili Line to Santa Fe, New Mexico, located near a settlement called No Agua. In appreciation of the local humor, the railroad decided to call the water stop No Agua.

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Denver Garden Railway Society

The Denver Garden Railway Society G-scale exhibit layout is located on the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum in it’s own fenced-in garden area. Founded in 1979, the DGRS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, promotion and enjoyment of all aspects of garden railroading.

Members of The Denver Garden Railway Society will operate the layout most Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9:00AM to 12:00PM, weather permitting.

For more information on the club and becoming a member visit DenverGardenRailway.org.

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