Colorado Railroad Museum Time Capsule - Golden, Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Big B Bob
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member boB B giB
N 39° 46.290 W 105° 11.622
13S E 483410 N 4402414
Quick Description: Lose track of time.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2009 4:24:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM7VNZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member reg3
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 Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden, Colorado - posted by boB B giB

Long Description:
The Time Capsule is located next to the Robert W. Richardson Railroad Library in the garden. It was sealed on April 13, 1997 and is scheduled to be opened fifty years later on April 13, 2047. The capsule was placed in celebration of the opening of the Robert W. Richardson Railroad Library.

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.
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