Street Address
413 7th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Mailing Address
413 7th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and M 12 noon-4:00 pm

Admissions
adults: $2.00, children 12 and under: free
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Girardot, Managing Director
phone: 970-928-8721

Description

We attempt to preserve and present the rich railroad history of the Roaring Fork and Colorado river valleys, with photographic and interactive displays. The trains are running at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, located in the historic (1904) Rio Grande railroad depot. Two large rooms full of railroad history, with operating model trains, gift shop, photo displays and full-size Union Pacific, Amtrak and BNSF trains right outside.

History

Glenwood Railroad Museum was established by our NRHS chapter, after obtaining a lease from Union Pacific railroad. It opened to the public in Sept. 2003 and is staffed by volunteers along with three paid staffers.

Artifacts Collections

.Rio Grande trackside signals from Glenwood Canyon
.Colo.Midland and Rio Grande track hardware
.Rio Grande dining car china and promotional ware
.Two Rio Grande rail motorcars, one operational
.One 1949 General Electric 45-ton switching locomotive
.Study models of the Interstate I-70 Glenwood Canyon project.

Research Collections

More than 100 railroad books and over 60 railroad videos.

Educational Programs

Guided tours for school groups, by special arrangement.

    Governance

    Three-member board

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Museum activities are covered in our monthly NRHS chapter newsletter, The Roaring Fork Foamer

    • Roaring Fork Foamer

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Gift Shop