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#TBT RGS No. 20

#TBT RGS No. 20

It's #TBT and for this #ThrowbackThursday we're taking a dive back through memory lane as we prepare celebrate Rio Grande Southern Steam locomotive No. 20's 125th "birthday" courtesy of volunteer George Lawrence's photos of the storied locomotive at the Colorado...

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#TriviaTuesday

#TriviaTuesday

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is: What was Rio Grande Southern Steam Locomotive No. 20's name while serving on the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad?Don't know the answer? Watch our Big Train Tour video on No. RGS 20...

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New Series Premiere: History & Innovations

New Series Premiere: History & Innovations

Join the staff of the Colorado Railroad Museum as they explore railroad related History & Innovations in this new series of short videos! For our premiere episode and in celebration of the California Zephyr's 75th Anniversary, we examine passenger sight-seeing...

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Story Time & Craft: Railroad Engineer Olive Dennis!

Story Time & Craft: Railroad Engineer Olive Dennis!

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 are reading "Railroad Engineer Olive Dennis" by Kaye Baillie with illustrations by Tanja...

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#TriviaTuesday: Dome Car Inspiration

#TriviaTuesday: Dome Car Inspiration

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is: In what year was the "modern dome car" first conceived? Don't know the answer? Watch our Big Train Tour on the Dome Car Monument here to find out! Participants are invited to submit...

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SCFD Free Day Rescheduled!

SCFD Free Day Rescheduled!

We have rescheduled the SCFD Free Admission Day originally scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2024 to Thursday March 28, 2024 due to the severe weather expected in our area tomorrow. Museum staff members are calling ticket holders to reschedule their admission and...

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Celebrating the California Zephyr and Train Rides

Celebrating the California Zephyr and Train Rides

California Zephyr 75th: Another special offering in March will center on the beloved California Zephyr passenger train, a Colorado railroading icon that inaugurated service between Chicago and Oakland/San Francisco in March 1949—75 years ago. Featuring shiny new Vista...

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#TriviaTuesday: California Zephyr Breakfast?

#TriviaTuesday: California Zephyr Breakfast?

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This video, our question is, what California Zephyr breakfast offering was described as being "but one of many wonderful ways to start a wonderful day of sightseeing!Don't know the answer? Read our latest "Dining on...

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#TBT Crew of the Colorado Railroad Museum

#TBT Crew of the Colorado Railroad Museum

It's #TBT and for this #ThrowbackThursday, we're taking a nostalgic journey through the years with the incredible crew members of the Colorado Railroad Museum, courtesy of volunteer George Lawrence's captivating photographs. As we reflect on our rich history, we're...

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Story Time & Craft: Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine

Story Time & Craft: Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine

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 are reading "All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine" by Monica Kulling with illustrations by...

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#TriviaTuesday: Colorado Potato Trains?

#TriviaTuesday: Colorado Potato Trains?

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This week, our question is, which Colorado railroad partnered with the Colorado Agricultural College (now known as Colorado State University) to bring "Potato Trains" to western Colorado? Don't know the answer? Read...

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Spring Volunteer Recruitment

Spring Volunteer Recruitment

JOIN THE EXCITING TEAM OF COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS BY ATTENDING A SPRING VOLUNTEER FAIR ON SATURDAY, MARCH 2GOLDEN, CO - February 18, 2024…Colorado’s largest railroad museum is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping guests learn about the...

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#TBT Colorado & Southern Caboose No. 1009

#TBT Colorado & Southern Caboose No. 1009

It's #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday today we are sharing a collection of images featuring Colorado & Southern Caboose No. 1009 captured by photographer & volunteer George Lawrence over the last 50 years at the Colorado Railroad Museum! Want to know more about...

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Big Train Tours: Way Car to Caboose

Big Train Tours: Way Car to Caboose

Welcome to another Big Train Tour at the Colorado Railroad Museum! Today, we’ll be taking a look at Colorado & Southern caboose No. 1009. This interesting, narrow gauge “way car” dates to 1882, and the early days of the legendary South Park Line’s expansion in...

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#TriviaTuesday: Bob’s Review

#TriviaTuesday: Bob’s Review

It's #TriviaTuesday at the Colorado Railroad Museum! This week, our question is, what was Museum founder Bob Richardson's "one word review" of Beebe and Clegg’s Rio Grande: Main Line of the Rockies book? Don't know the answer? Watch our latest episode of Small Wonders...

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The Lens of Extravagance

The Lens of Extravagance

Thank you for joining us for part two of our two part series on Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg. Last time, we watched an engaging video the Center for Railroad Photography and Art put together to chronicle the lives of this iconic couple. This time, we are going to...

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#TBT More Rails Around The Table Mountains!

#TBT More Rails Around The Table Mountains!

It's #TBT and for #ThrowbackThursday this week we're taking another look at historic Golden, CO through the photography collection of author and historian Dan Abbott! Dan's latest book, Rails Around The Table Mountains: The Railroads of Golden, Colorado is now...

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