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#TriviaTuesday – April 13, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – April 13, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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Throwback Thursday: D&RGW Pile Driver OB in 2009!

Throwback Thursday: D&RGW Pile Driver OB in 2009!

It's #TBT (Throwback Thursday)! Today we have home movie footage from Museum volunteer Michael McBride. Michael had his camera on-site at the Museum on October 10, 2009 to capture the operation of Denver & Rio Grande Western Pile Driver "OB" while it was on...

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Rail Days – Tickets Are Now Available For Pre-Order Online!

Rail Days – Tickets Are Now Available For Pre-Order Online!

10:00AM-2:00PM Wednesday April 28 & Thursday April 29, 2021. School group registration required by Friday April 18, 2021. Celebrate the impact railroads had on Colorado. Ride behind an historic locomotive, learn Morse code, meet a Hobo and learn his language, try...

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#TriviaTuesday – April 6, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – April 6, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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Big Train Tours: Happy 140th Birthday Locomotive No. 346!

Big Train Tours: Happy 140th Birthday Locomotive No. 346!

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Executive Director Paul Hammond for a Virtual Tour each month (as part of the Museum’s “Still Working On The Railroad” online content initiative)! Each tour will focus on a different piece of historic equipment in the Colorado Railroad...

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#TriviaTuesday – March 30, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – March 30, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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#TriviaTuesday – March 23, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – March 23, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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Small Wonders: Colorado Railroads and the Black Experience

Small Wonders: Colorado Railroads and the Black Experience

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Curator of Education & Exhibits, Elizabeth Nosek, to explore "Small Wonders" from the Museum's collection as part of the new “Still Working On The Railroad” initiative. Each segment will focus on different items from the Colorado...

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Dining on the Rails: CRI&P’s New England Boiled Dinner

Dining on the Rails: CRI&P’s New England Boiled Dinner

Happy March, which means Happy Spring, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For this month’s posting, we are sharing a Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (CRI&P) recipe for New England Boiled Dinner, which is very similar to the traditional Irish-American dish of Corned...

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Story Time & Craft: Wild Zoo Train

Story Time & Craft: Wild Zoo Train

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Storyteller Extraordinaire Terra Pettinger for Story Time as she reads some of her favorite, train-themed children's stories online! This episode we read "Wild Zoo Train" written by Carmela Lavigna Coyle with illustrations by Steve Gray....

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#TriviaTuesday – March 16, 2021

#TriviaTuesday – March 16, 2021

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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Closed Sunday March 14, 2021

Closed Sunday March 14, 2021

Due to severe blizzard conditions in Golden, CO today, Sunday March 14 2021, the Colorado Railroad Museum will be closed. The Museum will open at 9:00am on Tuesday March 16, 2021! Photo by Erik Lindgren, March 13, 2021 at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

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#TBT – Throwback Thursday

#TBT – Throwback Thursday

  It's #TBT (Throwback Thursday)! Today we have home movie footage from Volunteer George Lawrence of Museum volunteers rescuing an historic Denver & Salt Lake Railroad Phone Booth in 1976! In 2021 the Museum is operating socially distanced train rides each...

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#TriviaTuesday – March 9, 2021

#TriviaTuesday – March 9, 2021

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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#TBT – Throwback Thursday

#TBT – Throwback Thursday

It's #TBT (Throwback Thursday)! Today we are looking back to 2019 with the photography of visitor Greg Wigler! In 2021 the Museum is operating socially distanced train rides each Saturday! Follow the Museum on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter to catch all of...

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#TriviaTuesday – March 2, 2021

#TriviaTuesday – March 2, 2021

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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Big Train Tours: Thirst Quencher – The Museum’s Water Tower

Big Train Tours: Thirst Quencher – The Museum’s Water Tower

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Executive Director Paul Hammond for a Virtual Tour! Part of the Museum’s new “Still Working On The Railroad” initiative. Each tour will focus on a different piece of historic equipment in the Colorado Railroad Museum’s collection. In this...

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