Take a ride on the Galloping Goose, seven operational railcars that ran through the rugged San Juan mountains from 1931 to 1952. Carrying cargo, mail, and passengers, these “Motors” connected Dolores, Telluride, and Ridgeway with many locations along the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. Discover their mechanical and weather-related adventures, learn how they have been preserved, and why they attract visitors from around the world.

Produced by Rocky Mountain PBS in conjunction with the Colorado Railroad Museum, the Robert W. Richardson Railroad Library, Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation and History Colorado State Historical Fund.

View the full program online by clicking here.


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15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 


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