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Big Train Tours: 491

Big Train Tours: 491

Welcome to another Big Train Tour at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This month, we’ll be taking a look at Denver & Rio Grande Western steam locomotive No. 491. This massive, 1928 vintage coal burner is today the largest coal-burning steam locomotive operating in...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we are highlighting the amazing & atmospheric professional photography of Bryan Burton captured during the 2022 Colorado Crossings steamup event at the Colorado Railroad Museum! Follow Bryan on his Instagram channel...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday. This week our question is - In 1929 and 1930, the Pullman Company produced 12 “fact” booklets, illustrated by which Chicago artist? Don't know the answer? Click here and watch our latest episode of Small Wonders to find out! Participants are...

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Small Wonders: WHEELS OF MIS/FORTUNE Part 3

Small Wonders: WHEELS OF MIS/FORTUNE Part 3

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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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we are featuring the on-site photography of Museum volunteer Liam Wright! Liam keeps a camera close at-hand so he can capture images of the Museum grounds & equipment when he is on-site volunteering at the Museum for...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday. This week our question is - How many different Steam Locomotives have operated at the Colorado Railroad Museum since it opened in Golden, CO in 1959? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube,...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we're heading back the the Colorado Railroad Museum in the mid-to-late 1970s thanks to the slides of Museum volunteer George Lawrence! George was on-hand as an early crew of volunteers worked all-day to move Rio Grande...

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Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo: Story Time & Craft!

Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo: Story Time & Craft!

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 "Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo" by Kevin Lewis, pictures by Daniel Kirk. After Story Time, join...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - Who is the oldest (functioning) locomotive on the Island of Sodor? Don't miss your chance to see Thomas in person at the Colorado Railroad Museum in 2022 - tickets are over 70% sold out -...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have more of Museum volunteer George Lawrence's slides captured in the late-1970s at the Colorado Railroad Museum! In addition to images of Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 318 in operation, George also...

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Dining on the Rails August 2022: Barbeque

Dining on the Rails August 2022: Barbeque

As the heat of the summer continues, we decided to feature barbeque for this month’s blog post. The Union Pacific even had their own recipe for barbeque sauce, which we share with you, below. Before we share the recipe, though, we wanted to talk about the history of...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - In January of what year was the first Denver National Stock Grower's Convention held at the Union Pacific Stockyard? Don't know the answer? Click here to read our latest Dining on the...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have some rare photos of Denver & Rio Grande Western Steam Locomotive No. 318 under steam and operating at the Colorado Railroad Museum in the mid-to-late 1970s captured by longtime Museum volunteer George Lawrence! Do...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - Which company built Boxcar No. 1026 before it was delivered to the Colorado & Northwestern Railroad in 1897? Don't know the answer? Click Here to watch our latest episode of Big Train...

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Big Train Tours: Colorado & Northwestern Boxcar No. 1026!

Big Train Tours: Colorado & Northwestern Boxcar No. 1026!

Welcome to another Big Train Tour at the Colorado Railroad Museum! Our subject this month is a wood-bodied, narrow gauge railroad boxcar. Like many rail vehicles and especially narrow gauge ones, the car served several owners and sported at least three different...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have part two of self-described "amateur railroad photographer" Trevor Rost' 2022 Colorado Crossings event photographs! Follow Trevor on Instagram to see more of his Colorado centric railroad photography...

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Choo Choo: Story Time & Craft!

Choo Choo: Story Time & Craft!

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 "Choo Choo" by Virginia Lee Burton. After Story Time, join Colorado Railroad Museum Master...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - What is the name of the narrow gauge railroad on the Island of Sodor? Participants are invited to submit their Trivia responses as a comment on our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter...

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#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

#TBT (ThrowbackThursday)

It's #TBT and for Throwback Thursday this week we have some photos of Museum equipment captured during recent operations including the 2022 Colorado Crossings event, by self-described "amateur railroad photographer" Trevor Rost! Follow Trevor on Instagram to see more...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This week our question is - In what year were "Fish Cars" first used on railroads? Don't know the answer? Read our latest Dining on the Rails post to find the answer -...

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