What’s new at the Colorado Railroad Museum…

New in 2024:

There’s plenty going on at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This is a great time for a family visit—We have Saturday Train Rides, Story Time & Craft, and special guided tours taking place selected dates. We’ve also launching Galloping Goose Train Rides on selected Tuesdays this winter and spring! Here’s a preview of what’s heading our way at the Museum in 2024:

  • The Museum’s popular Galloping Goose self-propelled rail cars are featured in three new “Big Train Tours” episodes! If you visited the Museum prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are that you took a Train Ride aboard Galloping Goose No. 7. You may have seen the other two—Nos. 2 and 6—operating during special events. Here’s your chance to learn more about these unique cars and their role in keeping southwestern Colorado’s Rio Grande Southern railroad operating through the 1930s and 1940s. LEARN MORE

  • The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday. While winter weather can be challenging, weekdays this time of year can also be quiet and relaxing. There are great photo opportunities, and the chance to “commune” with your favorite rail vehicles without distraction. VIEW OUR CALENDAR
  • Saturday Train Rides are Back! Comfortable closed and open cars are available for seating, depending on the weather. All Aboard for a fun and relaxing Saturday experience! Advance ticket purchase is recommended, if you have a specific time you wish to ride. Members, you can reserve a train time free of charge online as well. If you’re looking for somewhere to take the family, make the Museum part of your plans! TRAIN RIDES
  • Galloping Goose Train Rides will operate selected Tuesdays Mid-January-early May! The Museum was forced to stop offering these popular rides during the Pandemic, and in the meantime our regular weekend Train Rides have grown in popularity. Galloping Goose No. 7—while offering a very unique ride opportunity—has only limited seating capacity, so we will be offering these on selected Tuesdays, coinciding with other popular family programming. GALLOPING GOOSE RIDES
  • Work is under way on Colorado’s oldest operating steam locomotive, Denver & Rio Grande Western No. 346! This locomotive was last overhauled some 15 years ago, and is now in need of major repairs to running gear, plus a thorough inspection of its pressure surfaces (boiler and firebox) and any necessary work that is indicated. This will likely be a two-year process for the full overhaul to be completed. Want to learn more about this overhaul, and other happenings at the museum? We invite you to JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER


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15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 


17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

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