Whistle Stop Tour
Saturday August 20
During the 19th century, politicians would travel by train and stop in towns and cities across the United States to make brief appearances or speeches called “whistle stops.” These whistle-stop campaign speeches took place on an open platform at the back of an observation or private railroad car.
In the spirit of true whistle-stop tradition, the Museum will recreate some of the famous whistle-stop campaign speeches from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Current local politicians will also join us to make a few of their own whistle-stop speeches.
And during the event, be sure to visit our exhibit Getting out the Vote: Trains in Colorado Elections, open July through December. You can also join us Friday evening, August 26 for the Museum’s Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Politics and Trains lecture event.
We will have current politicians and historical re-enactors on hand performing whistle stop campaign speeches throughout the day from the back of a festively festooned train car. This event is held in conjunction with Colorado Rails & Cocktails: Politics and Trains taking place the August 26.
Trick or Treat Train
Saturday October 29
It’s full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum!
The Railroad Halloween Town is a safe place to enjoy Halloween. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume.
Visit all of the Town’s special stops to fill your treat bags and tickle your funny bones including the “not so spooky” haunted railcar and the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard. And, get a great picture of your costume as you pause in front of our Pumpkin Patch cart.