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.
Visiting our Museum
You can visit our Museum during one of our public events, or visit any time during daylight hours behind the Pueblo Union Depot for a self-guided tour. You can also contact our Tour Guide for a guided tour of our restoration shop where there is even more to see! For details on all the different ways you can visit our Museum, click here.
Father’s Day Train Coming Soon!
On Saturday, June 19, the Pueblo Railway Museum will be running a special train for Father’s Day at the Pueblo Union Depot. The event will take place from 9AM to 1PM, “to beat the heat”! Face masks are no longer required for those who are vaccinated. For this event, we will be running our “big train”, featuring our Colorado & Wyoming GP7 “Patriot” engine #102 with two cabooses Train ride tickets are $8 for a caboose ride, and $15 for a ride in the locomotive, with children under two free. Cash or check only, please.
For a list of all of our planned 2021 events, click here.
The T-Rex Express
Saturday, May 22, 2021
On Saturday, May 22, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Kendall and Lynnette Crouch, Dan Reichenbach, Reid Adams, Alex Rivera, David Hunter, Ron Roach, Dee Applegate, Jerry Dandurand and Paul Brown were all out to support the running of the T-Rex Express. This is one of our events that features our speeders and the Trackmobile. It gives us a chance to highlight some equipment that most people may not be familiar with, the equipment used by the track workers and the shop workers on railroads. We had about 30 guests come out to ride, but due to rain, we had to cut the event short by about an hour. A shout out to John McDowell for his work in getting the decorations on the equipment and putting things together, and to Colin, Dwight and Jerry for work they did to get the Trackmobile operational.
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. With COVID restrictions easing, and recreational travel becoming 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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