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Alexis and Eileen McKinney were critical to the Museum’s expansion efforts in constructing the Library, the roundhouse and more.
From Railroad Historian & Retired Colorado Railroad Museum Executive Director, Charles Albi “When Alexis joined the advisory board in the early 1970s, his first major contribution was getting the Colorado Highway Department (now CDOT) to install the directional signs to the museum on the new four-lane section of Highway 58. During his career Alexis had been editor of the Pueblo Chieftan and executive editor of the Denver Post before being hired by the Rio Grande in 1963 to manage the Silverton Train.
He conceived many aspects of the train’s operation that helped to establish its great success today. While at the Post, he had also overseen their famous Cheyenne Frontier Days annual train on the Union Pacific and later wrote of his experiences with both railroads in Colorado Rail Annual No. 20. Incidentally, his wife, Irene was the daughter of a long time head brew master for Coors.
What important Colorado Railroad Museum “landmark” is named in their honor?