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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - In what year was Coors Diesel Switcher No. 988 involved in a yard collision, leading to the locomotive's retirement? Don't know the answer? Watch our latest episode of Big Train Tours -...

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Big Train Tours: Coors Diesel Switcher No. 988

Big Train Tours: Coors Diesel Switcher No. 988

Welcome to another Big Train Tour at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This week, we’ll be taking a look at a diesel locomotive hailing from a brand-name railroad—Coors! From 1981 to 2004, this locomotive was a fixture at the Coors plant right here in Golden. But prior to...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have photos from the final day of the "Narrow Gauge Rendezvous" at Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad on Sunday August 27, 2016 captured by Museum volunteer George Lawrence! The day started off with Rio Grande...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - what is another name for the dish known as "Hobo Stew?" Don't know the answer? Check out our latest "Dining on the Rails" post at www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org/News/ Participants are...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have pictures from the second day of the 2016 "Narrow Gauge Rendezvous" captured by Museum volunteer George Lawrence! On Saturday August 27, 2016 guests traveled to Cumbres Pass by bus or car for a special photo...

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Father’s Day Weekend Rides & Activities

Father’s Day Weekend Rides & Activities

SATURDAY - Bring Dad out to the Museum on the Saturday before “his” day, and let him revv up his motor! Check out antique tractors, hit-and-miss engines and early diesel engines, Model A and Model T cars, and even a Fire Truck! Take a ride behind our diesel...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - On what date did "Big Al" diesel locomotive No. 7 debut on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our...

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Dining on the Rails June 2022: Eat like a Hobo!

Dining on the Rails June 2022: Eat like a Hobo!

Editor’s Note: While the hobo lifestyle may appeal to some of our readers, the Colorado Railroad Museum does not encourage anyone to try it. Trespassing on and around train tracks is very dangerous, and, like boarding freight trains, is illegal. For this month’s...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have pictures from the second day of the 2016 "Narrow Gauge Rendezvous" captured by Museum volunteer George Lawrence! On Saturday August 27, 2016 guests traveled to Cumbres Pass by bus or car for a special photo...

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Small Wonders: WHEELS OF MIS/FORTUNE

Small Wonders: WHEELS OF MIS/FORTUNE

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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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - What railroad tunneled beneath Altman Pass? 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 today we have more of Museum Volunteer George Lawrence's August 2016 Narrow Gauge Adventure photos! Guests attending the "Narrow Gauge Rendezvous" had the opportunity on the evening of the first day to ride to Cumbres for Prime Rib...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - What railway was known as "The Gilsonite Route?" Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter pages online or send...

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Thursday-Sunday Activities This Summer!

Thursday-Sunday Activities This Summer!

This summer, the Colorado Railroad Museum has something fun planned every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, mid-May through mid-August! Climb aboard for Train Rides all four days each (long) weekend, and enjoy the Museum’s primarily outdoor campus with fresh air...

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Story Time and Craft: The Goodnight Train

Story Time and Craft: The Goodnight 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 read "The Goodnight Train" by June Sobel, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. After Story Time,...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday and today we have more of Museum Volunteer George Lawrence's August 2016 Narrow Gauge Adventure photos! George was in attendance for the first day of the "Narrow Gauge Rendezvous" on Friday, August 26, 2016 - D&RGW #315 hauls a...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - The 1956 movie, "Around the World In 80 Days," filmed scenes on what Colorado narrow gauge railroad? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have some unique photos of Rio Grande Southern "Galloping Goose" Motorcar No. 7 in operation on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway during an off-site excursion in 2016 captured by Museum volunteer George Lawrence!...

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Big Train Tours: The Museum’s Outdoor Garden Railroad

Big Train Tours: The Museum’s Outdoor Garden Railroad

Welcome to another Big Train Tour at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This month, we’ll be taking a look at the outdoor Garden Railroad located on the Museum grounds. Since its beginnings in the mid-1990s, this operating layout has grown to become one of the Museum’s...

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