Welcome to another Big Train Tour at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This month, we’re covering the second of three “Galloping Goose” motorcars displayed at the Museum, all of which were once owned and operated by southwest Colorado’s Rio Grande Southern railroad.

Our subject for this episode is a unique, narrow-gauge, motorized railcar that was designed and built not to haul passengers or freight, but rather to facilitate repair and maintenance work along this railroad’s rugged route. Today, Rio Grande Southern motor number 6 is proudly displayed at the Museum, with a unique history to share!

Want more? Click on the linked episodes below!
Cost-Saving Pioneer: RGS Galloping Goose No. 2
Otto Mears’ Remarkable Railroad Passes
Outfit Cars Mobile Crew Quarters
Thirst Quencher: The Museum’s Water Tower
Circles of Influence: The Museum’s Roundhouse

Music by Hyce!

In 2023, the Museum is offering Train Rides every Saturday during the month of October. Follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

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