All Aboard the Pueblo Express!

Our Pueblo Express Christmas trains will run on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 10
  • Friday, December 16
  • Saturday, December 17
  • Saturday, December 24

Train rides will be available from 4PM to 8PM behind the Pueblo Union Depot. Train ride tickets are $15 for a ride in the engine, and $10 for a ride in one of the cabooses. Children under 3 ride the train free! Cash or check only, please. Each train ride is approximately 20 minutes, so there will be multiple opportunities during the event to ride the train.

Our Christmas-themed model trains will once again be open for viewing, free of charge.

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Paul’s Blog – November 26, 2022

On Saturday, November 26, we had a small group come out to enjoy the nice weather, while getting some work completed. Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin and Paul Brown kept busy switching rail equipment, the Halloween car and a flat car, back into the shop yard from the Depot area, returning them to storage. After spending the morning moving the equipment, we grabbed a quick lunch, and then did some more work moving material out of the shop yard. This project will now take a break, as we enter December and prepare for a full slate of Christmas events.

I have included a few pictures of the work done today.

– Paul

Paul’s Blog – November 19, 2022

On Saturday, November 19, we had a small crew, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin and Paul Brown, continue working on moving material in the shop yard. Today we worked to move some old signal ladders, switch stands and even a short section of track including ties! We started later than normal due to the cold morning temps, but still accomplished a good amount of work. After years of accumulating items, there is quite the collection of things included with the bigger items that only come to light once items are moved.

I have included a few pictures illustrating the work done.

– Paul

Paul’s Blog – November 12, 2022

On Saturday, November 12, we had a small crew out at the Museum to continue work to move stored material in our shop yard area. Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin and Paul Brown concentrated on moving a number of track side signals to a new area of the shop yard, to get them out of the way of an upcoming project. The crew moved about a dozen signals and numerous other items associated with railroad signal systems.

I have included several photos showing the before and after of today’s work. The last photo is a bit blurry due to the fact that it was taken about an hour after sunset.

– Paul

Paul’s Blog – November 5, 2022

On Saturday, November 5, we had a small, dedicated crew come out to do the most important work at the Museum. Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin and Paul Brown removed blown-in weeds from the collection area, and then pulled out weeds that had grown into our new fence. This work is important because it keeps the Museum grounds cleaned up and looking professional, and more importantly, removes a fire danger that could be catastrophic to the Museum. If you have ever seen tumble weeds burn, then you understand.

We also had a few minutes at the end of the day to power wash the dirt and grime off of the Massey Furguson, Bobcat, and Case tractors. Like they say, a clean machine is a happy machine!

I have included a few pictures of cleaning up weeds for your entertainment.

– Paul

Paul’s Blog – October 29, 2022

On Saturday, October 29, the Pueblo Railway Museum rolled out their annual spook train. Many thanks go out to John McDowell, Ron Roach, Maureen King, Jerry Dandurand, Dee Applegate, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Justin Cesar, Reid Adams and Paul Brown, for doing all the work it takes to pull together an event like ours. John McDowell did a great job putting together our Haunted Railcar once again this year. It was pretty good, because there were several people seen running out of there screaming! John and Dwight worked earlier in the week to get decorations and lighting completed, so the displays would look good. As always, the night of the event was very busy. We had 70 caboose riders, and a handful of locomotive cab riders that kept things moving, and before you know, it the evening is over. We even had a Ghostbusters tribute car and actor on the site!

Despite being busy, I was able to get a few pictures of the event, and even one of the train crew. One or two of the photos are a bit shaky, due to being scared by the ghoul taking residence in the Haunted Railcar.

Enjoy, and watch for announcements of upcoming events through the end of the year.

– Paul

Cemetery Express, Saturday October 29!

Come to the Pueblo Railway Museum on Saturday, October 29, for a ride on the Cemetery Express! Our special Haunted Caboose is ready for you to enter if you dare! This event will take place from 4PM to 8PM behind the Pueblo Union Depot. Train ride tickets are $15 for a ride in the engine, and $10 for a ride in one of the cabooses. Children under 3 ride the train free! Cash or check only, please. Each train ride is approximately 20 minutes, so there will be multiple opportunities during the event to ride the train.

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Paul’s Blog – October 22, 2022

On Saturday, October 22, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Kendall Crouch, Tyler Seeley, Tanner Seeley, and Paul Brown did some work to tie up a few loose ends from our projects. We started the day re-stacking some tie plates, so that they could be moved out of the way of an upcoming track project. We also moved some miscellaneous materials that were stacked in the same area. The tie plates – and some joint bars that were previously moved to a staging area – were all moved to a new place inside our new fenced-in area.

We took a quick lunch break, and then came back to work on removing fence posts from our old fence/gates. This cleans up the areas between tracks in the shop yard, making the area safer when we move equipment around. One of the old gates may become a safety cage for the Bobcat! See one of the attached pictures. Now we can move on to the events we have coming up over the next two months, without thinking about some left over project.

I have included a few pictures of the fence post removal.

– Paul

Paul’s Blog – October 15, 2022

On Saturday, October 15, Ron Roach sold tickets for the rides while Collin Mellin, Dwight Maxey, Tyler Seeley and Paul Brown loaded folks on the train, and gave them a ride on the rails. We had a decent amount of riders for today’s event, with some folks coming after they visited the Rail Fair at the State Fairgrounds, and some others who came to visit after seeing our Facebook post. We might have even made a few new friends! Thanks to the crew who made it out, for getting the work done and ensuring that all visitors had a good time.

When we completed the event runs, the crew did a bit of switching to get equipment placed for Halloween, and for a future project. It is always fun to switch cars at the museum – makes us feel like a railroad! I have included a few pictures from today’s runs.

Keep watching here for future events.

– Paul

Attention Rail Fair visitors!

If you are planning to come to Pueblo to visit the Rail Fair at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, why not stop by the Pueblo Railway Museum for a train ride? We will be running our trains from 9AM to 3PM on Saturday, October 15. We will feature one of our GP7 engines and our three cabooses. Train ride tickets are $15 for a ride in the engine, and $10 for a ride in one of the cabooses. Children under 3 years old ride the train free! Cash or check only please.

For this event, the trains will depart from behind the Pueblo Union Depot building every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour.

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