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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for ThrowbackThursday this week we have some awesome "home movie" style footage from Museum volunteer George Lawrence, captured in the mid-1960s in the early days of the Museum! George, with his camera in-tow, is still an active volunteer at the Museum...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is: What railroad served the Blackhawk, CO mines? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter pages online or send an...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for ThrowbackThursday this week we have early morning footage of Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 on Ferguson's Trestle in Antonito, CO captured by Colorado Railroad Productions (https://www.youtube.com/c/ColoradoRailroadProductions) in...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - what railroad rebranded their line the "Switzerland Trail" in an attempt to attract tourists? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook,...

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Small Wonders: The Zephyrettes, Symbols of a Streamliner

Small Wonders: The Zephyrettes, Symbols of a Streamliner

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Curator of Collections, Stephanie Gilmore 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 Railroad...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have some cool behind-the-scenes footage of Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 at a grade crossing near Antonito, CO captured in stunning 4K by Museum Volunteer John Mexiel during the locomotives off-site...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - Where did the Colorado Central start from? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter pages online or send an...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have some awesome aerial drone footage of Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 on the Whiplash Curve of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, filmed by Museum volunteer Leo Czyozanowski in October 2021....

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - What Colorado railroad community was wiped out when 13 people were killed in an 1884 snowslide? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook,...

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Big Train Tours: RGS 20’s Offsite Adventures

Big Train Tours: RGS 20’s Offsite Adventures

This month, we’ll be doing something different: we’ll be following Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 as it heads offsite to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad for a series of historic excursions in late summer and early fall 2021. Locomotive No. 20’s...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday this week we have some 4K footage captured by Museum volunteer John Mexiel of Denver & Rio Grande Western No. 346 and Rio Grande Southern No. 20 double-heading a train during the Museum's Triple Steam-Up event in May of 2021!...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - When did reconstruction of the Georgetown Loop begin? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter pages online or...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday this week we have some footage of Denver & Rio Grande Western Steam Locomotive No. 491 in operation at the Colorado Railroad Museum in 4 for the Trick or Treat Train in 2016 from Museum volunteer Travis Gorhum! Do you have any...

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Story Time & Craft: Terrific TRAINS

Story Time & Craft: Terrific TRAINS

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Storyteller Extraordinaire Scott King for Story Time as he reads some of his favorite, train-themed children's stories online! This episode we read "Terrific TRAINS" by Tony Mitten and Ant Parker. After Story Time, join Colorado Railroad...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - when was The Polar Express book by Chris Van Allsburg published? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter...

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Small Wonders: The Museum’s Custom LEGO Pullman Car

Small Wonders: The Museum’s Custom LEGO Pullman Car

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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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday this week we have some footage of Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 climbing the grade at the Colorado Railroad Museum during an event celebrating the locomotive's return to service filmed by the Museum's Multimedia...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is in what year was Colorado & Southern Rotary Snowplow No. 99201 built? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday this week we have some unique behind-the-scenes footage of Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in August 2021 from Museum volunteer John Mexiel! Do you have any home movies or...

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