2912 News Update: June 10 and June 11 were historic days for the ATSF 2912:
- The ATSF 2912 received its much awaited coat of paint (June10) and was featured in the local newspaper at http://www.chieftain.com/multimedia/photos/4832605-120/paint-robbie-coat-locomotive.
The PRF thanks all the volunteers and contributers who started last year to get the engine coated. Lots of hours where spent in large tasks (sand-blasting the old paint; reattaching equipment to the boiler and frame; stripping and repainting the rods, etc..), but many more in little tasks (like removing years of protective tape from bearings; removing 40-plus years of caked mud from all over the engine; removing paint and grease from hundreds of bolts, nuts, and fittings. And then there was the weather; a mostly sub-zero winter followed by the start of the rainy season.
- After 24 hours to let the paint dry, activities to reinstall the wheel rods were started (June11). While the Drive rods must still be attached, the 2912 looks like a locomotive again!
But, done we a not! The Drive Rods are next for install; the tender is to be prepped and then painted; and some TLC is needed to the locomotice cab to mitigate several vandalizoms. We plan to have the whole engine ready for public display at our July 4th event, and the "big reveal" for when Amtrak brings their exhibit train to Pueblo on August 6-7 (Click here to see what the train will consist of)
Photos are being assembled from all participants, plus a display of old stuff that was buried in various nooks and crannies of the engine. Even a few Stay Bolts!
PARTIES AT THE MUSEUM
Hold your Birthday Parties, meetings and other events
at the Pueblo
Railway Museum !
and educational for all, and helps raise funds to support our activities
We have RR
cars which can be rented. For an additional charge, train rides
can be provided.
Please contact Ron at 719-251-5024 to schedule your event.
the latest activities and schedule of future events. Also, check out our Newsletter
PUEBLO RAILWAY FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM
TO OPERATE, PRESERVE,
DISPLAY RAILROAD EQUIPMENT AND HISTORY
The Pueblo Railway Museum is
now on Facebook thanks to a
new member (Nick)!
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FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING
Fun ~ Interesting ~ Educational
~ For All Ages
We invite all, rail buff or not, resident
or visitor to visit the Pueblo Railway Museum where you can see, touch,enter, and
sometimes ride the locomotives and cars that made railroad history. We
are home to the massive AT&SF #2912, the largest steam locomotive
of its type built, and three operating GP-7 diesel locomotives.
Our goal is historic preservation of railroad artifacts and history and
making them available to our guests. Educational programs are
Rail Yard Museum and Gift Shop
The Pueblo Railway Museum includes locomotives, passenger, freight
and special-purpose cars in the rail yards behind and a short distance
to the west of the historic 1889 Pueblo Union Depot. The Depot, privately
owned and rented for stores, restaurants and offices, is a national historic
landmark and the hallways are a museum themselves. Our gift shop and visitors
center is in a former caboose, later used as a training car, and
offers clothing and other rail-related merchandise for all ages. The
gift shop plus several of the cars are sometimes open to the public and
can be visited at other times by contacting our on-site guide, Ron Roach
Tracks of the main lines of both the UP and the BNSF pass alongside
our museum yard tracks. This is part of the famous "joint line".
More than 25 trains per day pass through. A great photo location
for railfans. We see many unusual things such as continuous welded
rail trains, hauling rail one quarter mile long from the large rail welding
plant in Pueblo and we see all new locomotives and other equipment enroute
to and from the "test track" facility northeast of Pueblo operated by
the American Association of Railroads for the Federal Railway Administration
"Heritage Fleet" SD70 D&RGW passes by the Museum. Photo by Ron Roach
"SD70/90" on its way
to the Test Track
Our museum includes exhibits at the Southeastern
Colorado Heritage Center. Hours are 10AM to 4PM Tues. thru Sat.
Displays of railroad artifacts are complemented with interpretive information
showing how each item was used and the history of its development. Exhibits
are rotated from time to time to reflect popular themes as they relate to
railroading. Besides the rail area of the museum, the exhibits of the
Heritage Center itself and the other member historical societies are
very interesting and worth the visit. The Heritage Center is across the
street from the Depot at 201 West "B" Street.
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