Saturday, October 8, 2016

Colorado Rail Museum


Visited the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO today. Lots of memories growing up along the Denver and Rio Grande when my father was a section foreman for 10 years.

First hit of nostalgia, the smell of creosoted railroad ties. The second, motorcars that I got to ride on as a kid.

Few things are securely locked and the only guards are volunteers. One can imagine Murphy's Law running amok.  http://lagniappeslair.blogspot.com/2016/10/water-dogs.html

However, one of his relatives must have been visiting.


Admittedly the "Keep" part is hard to read but the "Off" s quite clear.

Rather than clutter the blog, pictures are available on Dropbox.

https://www.dropbox.com/home/CO%20Rail%20Museum

The various "Galloping Goose" units are no prize for cosmetic construction, just hell for stout, and still usable. Rides were available on one of them today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galloping_Goose_(railcar)



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