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.
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”
One of our volunteers was on the radio recently! Dave Dandurand, the webmaster for the Museum, was interviewed by Dan Beck, Regional Public Affairs Manager for K-LOVE radio in Phoenix, Arizona. The interview originally aired on June 13 on their radio program called “Closer Look”, and the interview is now available online.
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 current topics of interest is highlighting the existence of museums and other civic spaces which have been 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.
The Cemetery Express is coming in October!
The Colorado Rail Fair will be the day before Halloween, Saturday, October 30. Details coming soon!
For a list of all of our planned 2021 events, click here.
The Colorado Rail Fair
September 11-12, 2021
On Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12, a good group of volunteers came out to donate their time and talent for the Colorado Rail Fair Event. Jerry Dandurand, Dee Applegate, Ron Roach, John McDowell, Dwight Maxey, Justin Cesar, David Hunter, Colin Mellin, Reid Adams, Dan Reichenbach, Tyler Seeley, and Paul Brown all spent many hours doing various tasks to give all the folks who visited the event a chance to ride on a full size locomotive or caboose. While not a huge turn out, we did have a number of riders and everyone looked to be having a fun time!
Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event a safe and successful adventure.
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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