Back To School Train on August 21

Our Back To School Train event is scheduled for Saturday, August 21. The event will take place from 9AM to 1PM behind the Pueblo Union Depot building. We will be running our red, white and blue “Patriot” engine with two cabooses.

Train ride tickets are $15 for a ride in the locomotive, and $8 for a caboose ride. Children two and under ride the train free. There is no “entrance fee” to attend the event.

Steel City Café will be serving food at this event, with hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas and more! The food price is not included in the train ticket price.

At this time, there are no mask restrictions planned for this event.

For more information, contact our Tour Guide, Ron Roach at 719-544-1773.

For a list of all of our planned 2021 events, click here.

Paul’s Blog – July 31, 2021

On Saturday, July 31, we had a small crew show up to get some more track repair work completed. Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Tyler Seeley and Paul Brown braved some high humidity conditions to replace two broken ties in the sharp carve that leads to our shop area. We were able to get the old ties out and the new ties under the rail and spiked before we took a lunch break. After lunch we finished tamping some ballast under the ties and dressing the roadbed before shutting down for the day.

I have attached some photos to illustrate the work completed.

– Paul

Paul’s Blog – July 24, 2021

On Saturday, July 24, Dwight Maxey, David Hunter, Tyler Seeley and Paul Brown got some track work done. Our main goal was to remove dirt and rock from on top of a stretch of ties in the sharp curve leading to the shop area, and to install some gauge rods in the curve. Most of the morning was spent by all four volunteers removing the dirt and rocks to allow a better visible assessment of the track structure. After a short lunch break, the crew spent time installing the gauge rods on the track and cleaning up the edges of the track “right of way”. This is part of an ongoing project to make the track through this sharp curve more secure for operation.

I have included a few pictures to better describe the work completed.

– Paul

A “Closer Look” at our Museum!

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!

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.

Paul’s Blog – July 17, 2021

On Saturday, July 17, we had a small crew out to the Museum to get the projects done. Dwight Maxey, Kendall Crouch, David Hunter and Paul Brown got busy first with cleaning and installing the blade on our semaphore signal. Then we cleaned up and adjusted the bell on our Wig Wag crossing signal. While this work was being completed, David did the final cuts and finished up the project to shorten one of our rail push carts. Watch for a future project to involve this cart! The crew broke for lunch, and then Kendall, Dwight and Paul did some track inspection work. A few items are being added to the project list due to this inspection!

I have included a few pictures of the day’s activities. As you can see, we do a bit of railfanning while inspecting track.

– Paul

Paul’s Blog – July 10, 2021

On Saturday July 10, we had a small group come out to work at the Museum. Colin Mellin, Dwight Maxey, Tyler Seeley and Paul Brown took on the big task of the day, weed removal. Weeds were pulled and mowed to get the job done. Our trusty case tractor with a mower deck did the easy open areas, and then a concentrated effort to pull weeds in hard to access areas was completed.

I have included a few pictures to illustrate this boring but more important task that has to be done in the scope of operating a Rail Museum.

– Paul

Paul’s Blog – July 3 and 4, 2021

On Saturday, July 3, we had a work crew consisting of Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Dan Reichenbach, John Breesawitz, Kendall Crouch, David Hunter and Paul Brown come out to get a few ties replaced in a crucial piece of track at the Museum. The track is the shop lead spur that curves away from our main running track. New ties were needed to combat a spreading gauge issue. Everyone worked hard in some hot muggy conditions to get the work done and enable us to get equipment out for the 4th of July. Watch for more work to be completed on the curve!

On Sunday, July 4, we had another good size crew come out to run our annual 4th of July event featuring The Patriot. Dan Reichenbach, John Breesawitz, Kendall Crouch, Dwight Maxey, Ron Roach, John McDowell, Romy Mars, Dee Applegate, Jerry Dandurand and Paul Brown were on hand today to sell tickets, greet and talk with our guests, and give them a fun train ride to help celebrate the 4th of July. We had a fair turnout of folks and even had visitors from as far away as New York City!! Quite the draw for our little museum. All of the volunteers worked hard to make sure the event was successful.

I have included a couple of pictures from both days to illustrate the work completed.

– Paul

Celebrate America’s Birthday!

On Sunday, July 4, the Pueblo Railway Museum will be running our annual July 4 Special at the Pueblo Union Depot. The event will take place from 9AM to 1PM. 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.

Food will be provided for this event by the Steel City Café. Food cost is extra and is not included in the train ticket price.

Father’s Day Train – June 19, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, the Pueblo Railway Museum had a really good day for the Father’s Day Train Ride event. We had somewhere between 30 to 40 visitors take a Father’s Day ride on our train and cab rides seemed to rule the day! We also had a great turn out of volunteers to help! Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Kendall Crouch, John Breesawitz, Dan Reichenbach, Justin Cesar, Chris Fox, Ron Roach, Dee Applegate, Jerry Dandurand and Paul Brown all worked hard to make sure our visitors had a fun and safe experience. As happens with some of our events, visitors arrived slow at the beginning and then increased after the first hour or so making for a fast-paced day.

I have included a few pictures that I was able to grab to show the activity. Watch for updates on our website on our next event coming up in just two weeks on the Fourth of July!

– Paul

Special Father’s Day Train!

Join us on Saturday, June 19 at the Pueblo Union Depot, as the Pueblo Railway Museum hosts its special Father’s Day Train! This event will take place from 9AM to 1PM. Face masks are no longer required for those who are vaccinated. We will be running our red, white and blue Patriot engine for this event, along 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 directions to the Pueblo Railway Museum, click here.

For a list of all of our planned 2021 events, click here.