Colorado Railroad Museum

Address17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS23, T35, R70W
SourceFanning, Mary, "Golden for the Times"; Brown, Georgina, "The Shining Mountains".
Initialdate1998-04-06 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1998-07-01 00:00:00-06
HistoryThe Colorado Railroad Museum had its beginning in 1950. Co-founder Robert W. Richardson began accumulating railroad artifacts at Alamosa. Richardson believed too little was being done to save the bulk of this material so with the help of Cornelius Hauck opened the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1958. The museum has accumulated a number of locomotives, dining cars, and cabooses, several of which are listed on the State and National Registers.