In late March, work restarted in stripping paint from the 2912. The rods have been retrieved from storage, and the old paint is being stripped off when the weather is too bad for working outside on the 2912. The Reverser has been reattached to the 2912, and several larger items are scheduled for reattachment on May 8th. Due to burglary of tools and equipment from our tool shed, further pressure washing of the 2912 is delayed since the pressure washer was part of the theft. 2015 has been a bad year of thefts for the museum (2 portable generators earlier this year, plus 2912 mounting bolts, and pneumatic tools).
Click on the image on the right for a quick snapshot of volunteers in action. If you can help, call Petar at 719-337-4096. For more photos click here.
Check Out the "Rocket Cars"! the Rohr, the Grumman, the Garrett
Museum receives gift of the ATSF Caboose #2278R.
Click here for images of the caboose.
PARTIES AT THE MUSEUM
Hold your Birthday Parties, meetings and other events
at the Pueblo
Railway Museum !
and educational for all, and helps raise funds to support our activities
We have RR
cars which can be rented. For an additional charge, train rides
can be provided.
Please contact Ron at 719-251-5024 to schedule your event.
the latest activities and schedule of future events. Also, check out our Newsletter
PUEBLO RAILWAY FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM
TO OPERATE, PRESERVE,
DISPLAY RAILROAD EQUIPMENT AND HISTORY
FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING
Fun ~ Interesting ~ Educational
~ For All Ages
We invite all, rail buff or not, resident
or visitor to visit
the Pueblo Railway Museum where you can see, touch,enter, and
sometimes ride the locomotives and cars that made railroad history. We
are home to the massive AT&SF #2912, the largest steam locomotive
of its type built, and three operating GP-7 diesel locomotives.
Our goal is historic preservation of railroad artifacts and history and
making them available to our guests. Educational programs are
Rail Yard Museum and Gift Shop
The Pueblo Railway Museum includes locomotives, passenger, freight
and special-purpose cars in the rail yards behind and a short distance
to the west of the historic 1889 Pueblo Union Depot. The Depot, privately
owned and rented for stores, restaurants and offices, is a national historic
landmark and the hallways are a museum themselves. Our gift shop and visitors
center is in a former caboose, later used as a training car, and
offers clothing and other rail-related merchandise for all ages. The
gift shop plus several of the cars are sometimes open to the public and
can be visited at other times by contacting our on-site guide, Ron Roach
Tracks of the main lines of both the UP and the BNSF pass alongside
our museum yard tracks. This is part of the famous "joint line".
More than 25 trains per day pass through. A great photo location
for railfans. We see many unusual things such as continuous welded
rail trains, hauling rail one quarter mile long from the large rail welding
plant in Pueblo and we see all new locomotives and other equipment enroute
to and from the "test track" facility northeast of Pueblo operated by
the American Association of Railroads for the Federal Railway Administration
"Heritage Fleet" SD70 D&RGW passes by the Museum. Photo by Ron Roach
"SD70/90" on its way
to the Test Track
Our museum includes exhibits at the Southeastern
Colorado Heritage Center. Hours are 10AM to 4PM Tues. thru Sat.
Displays of railroad artifacts are complemented with interpretive information
showing how each item was used and the history of its development. Exhibits
are rotated from time to time to reflect popular themes as they relate to
railroading. Besides the rail area of the museum, the exhibits of the
Heritage Center itself and the other member historical societies are
very interesting and worth the visit. The Heritage Center is across the
street from the Depot at 201 West "B" Street.
News and Calendar
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