Colorado Railroad Museum, located in Golden, Colorado, pays tribute to Colorado’s rich railroad heritage and attracts train buffs from around the world.
There are more than 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, cabooses, and coaches spread across the 15-acre railyard. And a garden railway showcases an elaborate array of HO and G-scale model trains. The Depot General store, on the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum is designed to look like an 1880s building, and it features thousands of train-related products and memorabilia.
On the third Saturday of each month, train rides are offered, with the opportunity to sit in passenger cars from a wide range of time periods.
Fun Facts About Colorado Railroad Museum:
- One of the highlights of the Colorado Railroad Museum is a working turntable, which is a collection of rotating bridges that are used to turn around rail cars or move them from one set of tracks to another.
- The Colorado Railroad Museum was opened in 1959.
- Thanks to funding by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), the Colorado Railroad Museum offers free days throughout the year.
- At any given time, several restoration projects are taking place at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
- The museum offers outreach programs to elementary schools and also welcomes field trips.
Location of Colorado Railroad Museum:
Colorado Railroad Museum is located at 17155 West 44th Avenue, in Golden, Colorado.