Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Colorado Railroad Museum

Staying at a hotel only a few miles from where we were going meant we didn't have to rush out of the hotel this morning. After the included breakfast, we moved out to the van and drove over to the Colorado Railroad Museum, arriving shortly after they opened at 10 AM. After buying our admissions, I was about to go look at the "orientation video," but Lisa suggested we go on outside before it got too hot. This was a good idea, because the morning overcast had not yet quite burnt off. We headed outside. Lisa stopped to put together her camera equipment and I spotted rabbits grazing on the grass. (She got a picture of one later.)

We looked all over this wonderful collection of both standard- and narrow-gauge rail equipment focused on Colorado's rich railroad heritage. Lisa took lots of photos, which I'm not going to narrate here, although I did give them short descriptions when I posted them to Flickr.

We stayed four a bit over four hours, including having lunch on the grounds, and we had at least a brief look at everything there. We could probably have stayed longer, but (a) it was getting hot; (b) we were both getting tired from accumulated travel fatigue, and (c) we were getting anxious to get moved in to the hotel downtown.

This was a good railroad museum, and some pieces of it, such as the lovely roundhouse/restoration shop, were particularly noteworthy to us, given that we're members of an Oregon railway museum. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in railroad history, particularly narrow-gauge and Colorado-based roads.
Tags: lisa, railroad
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