Locomotive 491 Photo Collection

Colorado Railroad Museum Curator of Equipment and Rolling Stock Mike Spera put this collection of images together for use during his Colorado Rails and Cocktails Lecture presentation on the history and restoration of  D&RGW Steam Locomotive No. 491, a Colorado...

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Gallopin’ Goose Oil Change

Thursday February 23, 2017 Today the staff and volunteers at the Colorado Railroad Museum completed an oil change on Rio Grande Southern "Gallopin' Goose" No. 2. The crew also plans on changing the oil in Goose No. 6 today or tomorrow. Photos from Museum Volunteer...

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Model Train Club Operations

Model railroad trains capture the hearts and imagination of railfans and train enthusiasts. The Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO features two scale layouts. The Denver Garden Railway Society maintains and operates an outdoor "G-Scale" model train equipment while...

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March Roundhouse Update

Stall No. 1 - Denver & Rio Grande Steam Locomotive No. 491 (N) Museum staff and volunteers are installing new starting valves on No. 491. They are also fitting new cylinder jackets designed by Museum contractor Mark Huber. Stall No. 2 - Denver & Rio Grande...

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New Products Now Available

After you experience the Museum be sure to take home a memory from our Depot General Store featuring thousands of train gifts for every railfan. Our celebrated store has over a thousand railroad-themed gifts, jewelry, magazines, books and videos, covering all areas of...

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New Coloring Book Now Available

Meet Fumey - a unique motorcar from Colorado. The Museum is excited to publish our first interactive story and coloring book focusing on the world famous "Galloping Geese" that operated on the Rio Grande Southern from the 1930s through most of the 1950s. About the...

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In-stock for the holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we have some brand new products available online and in-store at the Colorado Railroad Museum. For the Colorado & Southern railfan and modeler we have added copies of Kenneth Martin' new book C&S Narrow Gauge...

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The Museum welcomes a new staff member

The Colorado Railroad Museum is excited to welcome our new Assistant Curator of Equipment & Rolling Stock, Jeff Taylor. Jeff comes to us after having worked for 7 years with Knott's Berry Farm in Southern Calif. on 346's only surviving sisters, RGS 41 and...

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New Winter Catalog Available

As the holiday season approaches, we’d like to present some of our favorite gift ideas in our 2016 catalog.  From clothing to books and DVD’s to toys, games and puzzles, we are sure you’ll find just the right gifts for everyone on your list.  And you’ll know that the...

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Pokemon Go in a Railroad Setting

Pokemon Go is sweeping the globe and visitors have discovered 7 PokeStops and 2 PokeGyms on the Museum grounds. To celebrate we are offering Pokemon Go Trainers a special discount. Simply show your device when checking in at the main entrance and each player with the...

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Now in stock…

We have added several new items to the shop and wanted to highlight some of them here. C&S Clear Creek District Memories & Then Some, a highly anticipated book by authors Tom & Denise Klinger, is now available in shop and online. Author Thomas "Tom" A....

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Eating on the Rails Review

The Railroadiana Express recently published a review of the Museum's new Eating on the Rails exhibit written by Producer and Museum Advisory Board member Richard Luckin. Click here to read the PDF article.

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Colorado Trains in Building Blocks

The Colorado Railroad Museum is excited to share these images of our new Colorado Trains in Building Blocks exhibit. The models on display were created by modeling members of DENLUG (Denver Lego User Group) and COLA (Colorado Lego Association). We hope railfans will...

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Now In Stock…

The staff at the Colorado Railroad Museum is excited to present a wide selection of Colorado Railroad Museum themed merchandise now available online in the Depot General Store! New products include SKi Train T-Shirts new mugs, glasses and a flask with a removable shot...

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Amtrak Residency

What is Amtrak Residency? Amtrak Residency was designed to allow creative professionals who are passionate about train travel and writing to work on their craft in an inspiring environment. Round-trip train travel is provided on an Amtrak long-distance route. Each...

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New Book Club Selection

The Colorado Railroad Museum Book Club selected The Signal Man as their next title at their monthly meeting April 12. The Signal-Man (1866) is a short story by the English writer Charles Dickens (1812-1870). In this story, one of the author’s lesser known works first...

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Iron Horse News April 2016

Join the staff and volunteers of the Colorado Railroad Museum for a behind-the-scenes look at all of the work that went into the new Eating on the Rails: A Look at Dining on Railroads exhibit. Read more about the new exhibit.

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2016 Track Project

The Colorado Railroad Museum is reconditioning the entire loop of operating track this spring with help from Martin Marietta and the Antonito Track Crew from the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway. The Museum track project will be complete before the end of March 2016.

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