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Dining on the Rails September 2022: Apple Cider

Dining on the Rails September 2022: Apple Cider

Apples are synonymous with autumn. When you think of fall, images of apples come to mind, from caramel apples to apple cider. For this month’s blog post we decided to showcase the Union Pacific’s recipe for apple cider as well as discuss the history of this prevalent...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday. This week our question is - In 1900 “two boy wreckers” caused a crash on the Midland Terminal route between Bull Hill & Cameron. How many injuries were reported? Don't know the answer? Watch our latest episode of Small Wonders on Switch Locks...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we are sharing some material from the archives of Colorado Railroad Museum Multimedia Coordinator Matthew Isaacks! Matt has worked at the Museum in various capacities since September 2002 and can often be found on the...

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Thomas and the Dinosaur: Story Time & Craft!

Thomas and the Dinosaur: Story Time & Craft!

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 "Thomas and the Dinosaur" by Golden Books, illustrated by Thomas Lapadula. After Story...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday. This week our question is - In 1938 Engine No. 491 was equipped with what unique upgrade inside the firebox? Don't know the answer? Watch our latest episode of Big Train Tours to find out! Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have more historic photos captured at the Museum in the mid-1970s by volunteer George Lawrence - including some awesome behind the scenes photos of Johnny Cash's visit to film segments of The Great American Train...

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Dining on the Rails September 2022: Peach Cobbler

Dining on the Rails September 2022: Peach Cobbler

For this month’s posting we thought we’d feature Peach Cobbler to get us into the fall spirit. The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, also known as the Katy, had a recipe for the dish that we will share with you at the end of this post. Cobbler recipes go back to the...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday. This week our question is - Ordered in 1922, how many Class K-28 Mikado (2-8-2) locomotives were delivered to the Denver & Rio Grande Western in 1923? Don't know the answer? Watch our latest episode of Big Train Tours to find out! Participants...

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Big Train Tours: 491

Big Train Tours: 491

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...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we are highlighting the amazing & atmospheric professional photography of Bryan Burton captured during the 2022 Colorado Crossings steamup event at the Colorado Railroad Museum! Follow Bryan on his Instagram channel...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday. This week our question is - In 1929 and 1930, the Pullman Company produced 12 “fact” booklets, illustrated by which Chicago artist? Don't know the answer? Click here and watch our latest episode of Small Wonders to find out! Participants are...

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Small Wonders: WHEELS OF MIS/FORTUNE Part 3

Small Wonders: WHEELS OF MIS/FORTUNE Part 3

Let's explore the Museum's latest exhibit, "WHEELS OF MIS/FORTUNE: Pullman’s Legacy of Innovation, Idealism and Exploitation." Join Colorado Railroad Museum Curator of Education & Exhibits, Elizabeth Nosek, to explore "Small Wonders" from the Museum's collection...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we are featuring the on-site photography of Museum volunteer Liam Wright! Liam keeps a camera close at-hand so he can capture images of the Museum grounds & equipment when he is on-site volunteering at the Museum for...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday. This week our question is - How many different Steam Locomotives have operated at the Colorado Railroad Museum since it opened in Golden, CO in 1959? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube,...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we're heading back the the Colorado Railroad Museum in the mid-to-late 1970s thanks to the slides of Museum volunteer George Lawrence! George was on-hand as an early crew of volunteers worked all-day to move Rio Grande...

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Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo: Story Time & Craft!

Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo: Story Time & Craft!

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 "Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo" by Kevin Lewis, pictures by Daniel Kirk. After Story Time, join...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - Who is the oldest (functioning) locomotive on the Island of Sodor? Don't miss your chance to see Thomas in person at the Colorado Railroad Museum in 2022 - tickets are over 70% sold out -...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have more of Museum volunteer George Lawrence's slides captured in the late-1970s at the Colorado Railroad Museum! In addition to images of Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 318 in operation, George also...

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Dining on the Rails August 2022: Barbeque

Dining on the Rails August 2022: Barbeque

As the heat of the summer continues, we decided to feature barbeque for this month’s blog post. The Union Pacific even had their own recipe for barbeque sauce, which we share with you, below. Before we share the recipe, though, we wanted to talk about the history of...

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