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Dining on the Rails – Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ham!

Dining on the Rails – Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ham!

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”. In Colorado, that may or may not be the case, as our spring weather is so unpredictable! For this month’s posting, we are celebrating spring and all that comes with it, from flowers and baby animals to Easter and...

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#TriviaTuesday – April 20, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – April 20, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday) – Mother’s Day Goose Fest 2009!

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday) – Mother’s Day Goose Fest 2009!

It’s #TBT and for ThrowbackThursday this week we are sharing footage captured by Museum volunteer Michael McBride during the Colorado Railroad Museum’s “Mother Day Goose Fest” on May 10, 2009. Staff and volunteers operated Rio Grande Southern “Galloping Goose” Motor...

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Steam Days tickets now on-sale!

Steam Days tickets now on-sale!

Railroad Museum to Feature Three Operating Steam Locomotives the Weekend of May 15-16! GOLDEN, Colo. – For the first time in its 62-year history, the Colorado Railroad Museum will have three coal-fired narrow-gauge locomotives under steam and operating for two days in...

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#TriviaTuesday – April 13, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – April 13, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or...

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Throwback Thursday: D&RGW Pile Driver OB in 2009!

Throwback Thursday: D&RGW Pile Driver OB in 2009!

It's #TBT (Throwback Thursday)! Today we have home movie footage from Museum volunteer Michael McBride. Michael had his camera on-site at the Museum on October 10, 2009 to capture the operation of Denver & Rio Grande Western Pile Driver "OB" while it was on...

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Rail Days – Tickets Are Now Available For Pre-Order Online!

Rail Days – Tickets Are Now Available For Pre-Order Online!

10:00AM-2:00PM Wednesday April 28 & Thursday April 29, 2021. School group registration required by Friday April 18, 2021. Celebrate the impact railroads had on Colorado. Ride behind an historic locomotive, learn Morse code, meet a Hobo and learn his language, try...

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#TriviaTuesday – April 6, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – April 6, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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Big Train Tours: Happy 140th Birthday Locomotive No. 346!

Big Train Tours: Happy 140th Birthday Locomotive No. 346!

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Executive Director Paul Hammond for a Virtual Tour each month (as part of the Museum’s “Still Working On The Railroad” online content initiative)! Each tour will focus on a different piece of historic equipment in the Colorado Railroad...

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#TriviaTuesday – March 30, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – March 30, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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#TriviaTuesday – March 23, 2021!

#TriviaTuesday – March 23, 2021!

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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Small Wonders: Colorado Railroads and the Black Experience

Small Wonders: Colorado Railroads and the Black Experience

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Curator of Education & Exhibits, Elizabeth Nosek, 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...

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Dining on the Rails: CRI&P’s New England Boiled Dinner

Dining on the Rails: CRI&P’s New England Boiled Dinner

Happy March, which means Happy Spring, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For this month’s posting, we are sharing a Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (CRI&P) recipe for New England Boiled Dinner, which is very similar to the traditional Irish-American dish of Corned...

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Story Time & Craft: Wild Zoo Train

Story Time & Craft: Wild Zoo Train

Join Colorado Railroad Museum Storyteller Extraordinaire Terra Pettinger for Story Time as she reads some of her favorite, train-themed children's stories online! This episode we read "Wild Zoo Train" written by Carmela Lavigna Coyle with illustrations by Steve Gray....

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#TriviaTuesday – March 16, 2021

#TriviaTuesday – March 16, 2021

It’s #TriviaTuesday with the Colorado Railroad Museum! Each week, as part of our “Still Working on the Railroad” initiative we ask a railroad themed trivia question each week. Participants are invited to submit their answer as a comment on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram...

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