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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is what happened to the original Denver & Rio Grande wood depot in Alamosa? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or...

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Dining on the Rails: Cranberry Sauce

Dining on the Rails: Cranberry Sauce

Happy December! Nearly every railroad developed a special holiday meal for passengers traveling by train over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. For this month’s posting, we are looking into the history of and recipes for an American holiday staple: cranberry...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday this week we have Footage of the 2008 "Goosefest" event from Museum volunteer Michael McBride! Do you have any home movies or photographs that feature the Colorado Railroad Museum, The Museum's equipment or Colorado Railroads in...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our viewer suggested question is, which Continental Divide railroad tunnel in Colorado was converted to auto traffic in 1922? 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 #ThrowbackThursday this week we have some special footage of Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 off-site in southern Colorado captured by Museum volunteer and donor Lawrence Dorsey in the Fall of 2021! Do you have any home movies or...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our viewer suggested question is, when did the Boston Coal and Fuel company Perins Peak Branch open? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube,...

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Colorado Gives Day 2021

Colorado Gives Day 2021

On Track for Colorado Gives Day Thanks to your continued support, we are Still On Track at the Colorado Railroad Museum! Although the past 18 months have been difficult for all of us, the Museum has never been more committed to our mission of bringing Colorado’s rich...

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday 2021

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday 2021

For Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday in 2021 we are offering a store-wide 10% discount on almost everything we offer (Books, Calendars, Clothing, DVDs, Jewelry, Prints & Drawings, Toys, Games & Puzzles, POLAR EXPRESS™ & Day...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday this week we have some special footage of steam engines Eureka and Glenbrook departing for an excursion during the Victorian Iron Horse Roundup in southern Colorado on August 26, 2021 Do you have any home movies or photographs that...

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Story Time & Craft: Steam Train Dream Train

Story Time & Craft: Steam Train Dream 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 "Steam Train Dream Train" by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. In 2021 the Museum...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Today we have a subscriber suggested question: In 1928 what engineering marvel replaced the rail line over Rollins Pass? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook,...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for ThrowbackThursday this week we have awesome aerial drone footage video of Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 on the Museum's loop from Museum volunteer Leo Czyozanowski during the 2021 Harvest Haunt event! Do you have any home movies or...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Today our question is: On what date did the Denver Tramway end passenger rail operations? Don't know the answer? Watch the next episode of the Museum's Big Train Tour series to find out when it releases later this...

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Dining on the Rails: Oyster Stuffing!

Dining on the Rails: Oyster Stuffing!

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is later this month! But here we are, in November of 2021… time is just plain different when the world is experiencing a pandemic. As we approach our second pandemic Thanksgiving, we at the Colorado Railroad Museum hope you and...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for ThrowbackThursday this week we have awesome video of Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20 on the Museum's turntable filmed by the Colorado Railroad Productions YouTube team (check out their channel here -...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Today our question is: In what year was the city of Golden Colorado founded? 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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Small Wonders: Philip A. Ronfor

Small Wonders: Philip A. Ronfor

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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Story Time & Craft: Clickety Clack

Story Time & Craft: Clickety Clack

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 "Clickety Clack" written by Rob and Amy Spence, illustrated by Margaret Spengler. In 2021...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have the final part of Museum volunteer Michael McBride's San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad video, originally filmed in May of 2008! Do you have any home movies or photographs that feature the Colorado Railroad...

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