Welcome to another Big Train Tour at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This month, we’ll be taking a look at Denver & Rio Grande Western steam locomotive No. 491. This massive, 1928 vintage coal burner is today the largest coal-burning steam locomotive operating in Colorado. This amazing machine is proudly displayed at the Museum, and occasionally steamed up for service to pull special event trains and pose for photographers.

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Executive Director Paul Hammond as he explores the history behind the Museum’s unique railroad collection!

Want more? Click on the linked episodes below!
Big Train Tours: Rio Grande Southern No. 20’s Offsite Adventures
Big Train Tours: Standard Gauge Pioneer: D&RGW Steam Locomotive No. 683
Big Train Tours: Happy 140th Birthday Locomotive No. 346
Big Train Tours: Fueling Colorado – Narrow-Gauge Tank Cars
Big Train Tours: Denver & Rio Grande Western Steam Locomotive No. 318

In 2022, the Museum is offering Train Rides every Saturday mid-January through Labor Day, and also during the month of October. Follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

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