Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Caboose No. 0578 - Golden, Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Big B Bob
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member boB B giB
N 39° 46.272 W 105° 11.579
13S E 483472 N 4402380
Quick Description: A Historic Caboose on display at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2009 5:47:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM7RXW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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 Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden, Colorado - posted by boB B giB

Long Description:
From the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club:

Built about 1879, this caboose was used all over the narrow gauge system during its lifetime. It spent its last years on the Salida-Gunnison-Montrose section of the railroad. It was retired in 1952.


From the Colorado Railroad Museum website:

The 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.

The Museum is located on 15 acres at a point where Clear Creek flows between North and South Table Mountains. All of the railroad equipment is displayed outdoors, with historic Table Mountain in the background . . . a popular site for railway photographers.

Visitors will find display tracks 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. Our 1/3-mile oval of 3-foot gauge track is used by trains on operating days.

The Cornelius W. Hauck Restoration Facility was dedicated July 15, 2000. The building's brick design was chosen to reflect a fairly prosperous railroad in a small division point during the late nineteenth century. Our visitors' gallery allows our guests to observe restoration work safely and is open during Museum hours.

The roundhouse area also includes a fascinating display of locomotives and cars on the roundhouse ”radial” tracks, as well as a fully functioning 90-foot, “Armstrong” turntable.
Street address:
Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, Colorado USA
80403


County / Borough / Parish: Jefferson County

Year listed: 2003

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Transportation, Rail-Related

Current function: Recreation And Culture, Museum

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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