This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Colorado Railroad Museum – Rio Grande Southern Railroad Galloping Goose No. 2


Address17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden 80401
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS23, T4S, R70W
Elevation5600
SourceDirectory of State Register Sites, 1997, Colorado Historical Society.
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Initialdate1999-01-10 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThe Galloping Geese are important for their association with railroad transportation in southwestern Colorado. They represent the Rio Grande Southern's innovative and cost saving efforts to maintain service in the face of declining traffic during the Great Depression. Goose No. 2 was built in 1931 and retains its original appearance. It was listed on the State Register of Historic Places (5JF1013.1) on June 12, 1996, and on the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1997.
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