June 2016


Annual Summer Event
 



Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W. 44th Ave.

Golden, CO

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The Colorado Railroad Museum was established in 1959 to preserve a record of Colorado's flamboyant railroad era, particularly the state's pioneering narrow gauge mountain railroads.  It has a large collection of 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge rolling stock, and provides narrow gauge train rides on special event days known as "Steam Up days".

The museum also has ex-Denver and Rio Grande Western RR No. 683, a coal burning 2-8-0 consolidation built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1890, builders number 11207. It is the only surviving 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge steam locomotive from the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad.

All of the railroad equipment is displayed outdoors. Display tracks are complete with a rare three-way stub switch, dual gauge track and switches, and century-old switch stands. These tracks hold over 100 historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars. The 13 mile (0.54 km) oval of 3 ft (914 mm) gauge track is used by trains on operating days.

Join us for our annual summer event, followed by dinner at the Cannonball Creek Brewing Company.