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.
The Pueblo Railway Foundation and Museum are funded in part by the City of Pueblo and the County of Pueblo, through annual grants awarded by the Community Services Advisory Commission.
Welcome to our website!
For this new website, launched in February of 2021, we have taken the opportunity to renovate the site to make it more modern, more mobile-friendly, more informative, and more intuitive. Our goal with this 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.
Hours of Operation
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 call our Tour Guide, Ron Roach, at 719-544-1773 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.
The Pueblo Railway Museum – a “Closer Look”
Dave Dandurand, the webmaster for the Museum’s website, was interviewed last year by Dan Beck, Regional Public Affairs Manager for K-LOVE radio in Phoenix, Arizona. The interview originally aired on June 13, 2021, on their radio program called “Closer Look”. The interview is available online at the link below.
Dan Beck spends his time at K-LOVE searching online for nonprofits and agencies serving communities in areas where their radio network has stations. One of his topics of interest has been highlighting the existence of museums and other civic spaces which were either temporarily closed, or very restricted during the pandemic. Dan was particularly interested in the Pueblo Railway Museum because he is a bit of a railroad fan himself!
If you are not familiar with the Pueblo Railway Museum (or even if you are!), this interview is a great way to learn more about who we are, why we do what we do, how you can visit us, how you can contribute to our work, and how we connect with and preserve Pueblo’s railroad history.
To listen to the radio interview, click here.
October Rail Fair Event
We are planning a train ride event to coincide with the Rail Fair in mid-October. The Rail Fair will take place at the State Fairgrounds, and so we will invite railfans visiting that event to come and pay us a visit as well! As the event date approaches, we will be publishing more details on our blog, so be sure to subscribe!
For a list of all of our planned events in 2022, click here.
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America’s Birthday, July 4, 2022
On Monday, July 4, the volunteers came out to support the 4th of July train ride event. Ron Roach, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Kendall Crouch, Reid Adams, Tyler Seeley, Tanner Seeley and Paul Brown were the crew and ticket and platform agents. Due to some intense advertising spearheaded by Reid Adams, we had a very good turn out of customers, with folks arriving throughout the event time of 9am to 1pm. It seemed to the crew that we had a lot of new visitors also! This event also included a free cup of ice cream and a bottle of water for all who rode and wanted one.
We also had some special guests visit the event, Bill and Carol Byers, and Petar and Shirley Sredojevic, long time members of the museum, who were on hand to enjoy the activities.
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.
As the effects of the pandemic continue to linger, it may seem 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. As recreational travel gradually becomes more “normal” 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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