It’s #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday this week we’re traveling back more than a decade to December 7th, 2013 through the lens of longtime Museum volunteer George Lawrence! Before THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride there was the Colorado Railroad Museum’s annual “Santa Claus Special” lead by Denver & Rio Grande Western Steam Locomotive No. 346! George, who has been documenting Museum operations with his cameras for over fifty years, even captured Santa and Museum mascot Spike trading wish lists!

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