Welcome to the website of the Pueblo Railway Museum
The Pueblo Railway Museum is part of the Pueblo Railway Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization. All the equipment and railcars belong to either the Foundation, or are on loan by their owners who are also Museum members.
Our Mission Statement
The Mission of the Pueblo Railway Foundation is to Operate, Preserve, and Display railroad equipment and history.
Welcome to our new website!
After three months of “technical difficulties”, the Pueblo Railway Foundation website is back! We have taken this opportunity to renovate the site to make it more modern, more mobile-friendly, more informative, and more intuitive. Our goal with this new website is to make it a significant resource for historical information about the items in our railroad collection. This website also features interesting facts about the history of railroading in Pueblo and the surrounding area.
The continuing development of this new website represents an ongoing commitment by the PRF to fulfill the educational aspect of its mission. We welcome your feedback.
The Dinosaurs Are Coming!
Join us on Saturday, May 22 at the Pueblo Union Depot, as the dinosaurs return to the Pueblo Railway Museum! Our “T-Rex Express” event will take place from 11AM to 3PM. Face masks will still be required, and we will continue to practice social distancing measures. We will be running our little “putt-putt” train for this event (see the flyer graphic below), decorated with all sorts of prehistoric creatures! All train ride tickets are $6, with children under two free. Cash or check only, please.
We have a video that shows what this event was like in 2018. Check it out on our Videos Page!
For a list of all of our planned 2021 events, click here.
The Easter Bunny Express
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Our 2021 train ride season had a successful start, with our Easter Bunny Express! Pueblo Railway Museum volunteers Dwight Maxey, Dan Reichenbach, Reid Adams, Nick Valdez, Ron Roach, John McDowell, Dee Applegate, Romey Mars and Paul Brown all made sure the event went off without a hitch. With Ron and Dee selling tickets and John as the Easter Bunny we entertained about 60 riders to enjoy the warm sunshine and a short train ride. Romey kept things disinfected on the equipment, while Dwight, Dan, Reid, Nick and Paul made sure the train operation went smoothly and our guests enjoyed themselves. The warm temps were surely nice, and everyone seemed to enjoy a slow train ride with the windows and doors open!
To see photos of the event, check out our blog page, and make sure to enter your email address at the bottom of the page to follow our blog and get the latest news on our upcoming events!
To give you an idea of what our events are like, check out our YouTube channel, which has lots of cool videos showing some of our past events. Click here for a list of videos.
Over the past year, the pandemic has made it difficult at times to get out and visit railroad museums like ours to learn about the history of the railroads in our great state of Colorado. Nevertheless, opportunities do exist online for learning about railroad history and how the railroads of yesterday continue to impact our lives today. The history is just a few clicks away, does not require facemasks to access, and is accessible from home.
Be aware, exposure to history seems dull at first, but can become addictive. Once COVID restrictions ease, and recreational travel becomes possible again, consider a journey to some of Colorado’s many historic railroad sites, and find yourself lost in thought about the people, technologies, and cultures that created the USA.
To get you started on this journey, we recommend information about Colorado railroads, since the Pueblo Railway Foundation is based in Pueblo, Colorado, but also because the railroads had a great deal of impact (both good and bad) on the history of our great state.
The “Learn More” button below will take you to a page which has several links to the History Colorado website. We hope you enjoy the journey.
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