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#ThrowbackThursday Colorado Railroad Heritage Week!

#ThrowbackThursday Colorado Railroad Heritage Week!

This week for #ThrowbackThursday we're celebrating Colorado Railroad Heritage Week, marking the anniversary of a monumental moment in history – the arrival of the first train in Denver! On June 24, 1870, the Iron Horse made its grand entrance, transforming Denver from...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Museum Volunteers at Work!

#ThrowbackThursday: Museum Volunteers at Work!

Welcome to this #ThrowbackThursday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! For 65 years, our dedicated volunteers have been the heart and soul of preserving Colorado’s rich railroad heritage. From restoring historic locomotives to guiding tours, building exhibits and...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #triviatuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is: Found in Golden, Colorado in 1894, what was the first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil discovered?Don't know the answer? Read our event description for our upcoming Dinosaur Express Train online...

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Story Time & Craft: Coolies

Story Time & Craft: Coolies

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 are reading "Coolies" by Yin and illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. After Story Time, join...

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#TBT – Three Operational Steam Engines!

#TBT – Three Operational Steam Engines!

Step into the time machine this #throwbackthursday in celebration of the Museum's annual Colorado Crossings event which provides avid rail photographers a great opportunity to snap unique photos of historic rail equipment in operation! This collection of images is...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #triviatuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is: Who officiated at the inaugural run of Rio Grande Southern steam locomotive No. 20 in summer 2020, following completion of the locomotive's 14-year restoration? Don't know the answer?...

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#TBT – The Museum in 1984!

#TBT – The Museum in 1984!

Step into the time machine this #throwbackthursday as we journey back 40 years to 1984 with incredible photographs by Stephen R. Peck! Stephen recently shared a treasure trove of both his, and his father's railroad photographs and it is the perfect time for us to...

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Dining on the Rails: Oyster Pie and Olive Dennis

Dining on the Rails: Oyster Pie and Olive Dennis

Happy May! In preparation for an upcoming exhibit on women and railroading at the Colorado Railroad Museum, we decided to feature Baltimore & Ohio railroad engineer Olive Dennis, and oyster pie. Before we talk about Olive Dennis, let’s discuss the history of the...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is: Rio Grande Southern Motor No. 7 was the heaviest of the "Geese" when constructed, how much did it weigh? It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is:...

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Big Train Tours: Klondike Tourists

Big Train Tours: Klondike Tourists

Welcome to another "Big Train Tour" at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This week, we’ll be taking a look at two identical all-steel coaches, built in 1969 and 1976 respectively for Alaska’s White Pass & Yukon narrow gauge railroad. Intended to supplement this remote...

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Dome Car Monument #TBT

Dome Car Monument #TBT

Step into the time machine this #throwbackthursday as we journey back to 1985 with incredible photographs by Darrel Arndt! Witness the historic moment as the Dome Car Monument is transported to its final home at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO. Want to...

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Story Time & Craft: TRAIN!

Story Time & Craft: TRAIN!

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 are reading "TRAIN" by Elisha Cooper. After Story Time, join Colorado Railroad Museum Master...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is: In what year was the "Violets and Daisies" china pattern, which became standard on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Dining Cars (including those on the California Zephyr) created?Don't know...

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#TBT RGS No. 20

#TBT RGS No. 20

It's #TBT and for this #ThrowbackThursday we're taking a dive back through memory lane as we prepare celebrate Rio Grande Southern Steam locomotive No. 20's 125th "birthday" courtesy of volunteer George Lawrence's photos of the storied locomotive at the Colorado...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is: What was Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20's name while serving on the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad?Don't know the answer? Watch our Big Train Tour video on No. RGS 20...

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New Series Premiere: History & Innovations

New Series Premiere: History & Innovations

Join the staff of the Colorado Railroad Museum as they explore railroad related History & Innovations in this new series of short videos! For our premiere episode and in celebration of the California Zephyr's 75th Anniversary, we examine passenger sight-seeing...

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Story Time & Craft: Railroad Engineer Olive Dennis!

Story Time & Craft: Railroad Engineer Olive Dennis!

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 are reading "Railroad Engineer Olive Dennis" by Kaye Baillie with illustrations by Tanja...

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#TriviaTuesday: Dome Car Inspiration

#TriviaTuesday: Dome Car Inspiration

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is: In what year was the "modern dome car" first conceived? Don't know the answer? Watch our Big Train Tour on the Dome Car Monument here to find out! Participants are invited to submit...

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