City of Boulder Historic Train
Save the dates! FREE days at the Colorado Railroad Museum for city of Boulder residents - including a free train ride!
Date: Aug. 16
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 West 44th Ave., Golden, CO.
Cost: Entrance to the Colorado Railroad Museum is free to City of Boulder residents and a train ride will be provided if the weather is good.
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Train history (including the locomotive, coach and caboose)
We are excited to display these treasured historic assets to the public again following extensive restorations. These assets, while currently on display at the Colorado Railroad Museum, are owned by the City of Boulder and will be returned to the city once a suitable location is identified.
(Please note: All locations referenced below are in Colorado unless otherwise noted. Some are historic and many not appear on contemporary maps.)
- 1952 – Residents of Boulder, led by John B. Schoolland, raised funds to purchase Locomotive #30; Rio Grande Southern Caboose #0401; and Denver & Rio Grande Western Coach #280. The two rail cars and engine were purchased and put on display in Boulder's Central Park.
- 1996-1998 – Restoration plans for Boulder's train were adopted by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Colorado Historical Society.
- 2012 – All of Boulder's train assets were moved to the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. They will remain in Golden until the City of Boulder can determine the best long-term location for displaying its historic trains.
- More information: comprehensive train history
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:33