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Updated November 12, 2015


Museums

Colorado Railroad Museum
The Colorado Railroad Museum is recognized as one of the best privately supported rail museums in the United States. It is owned and operated by the Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. This "can't miss" site for the rail fan features over 70 historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars exhibited on 12 acres at the foot of North Table Mountain, near Golden, CO.


Railroads

Georgetown Loop Railroad, CO
History, tourist information and photos of this narrow gauge railroad and accompanying silver mine tour.

Durango/Silverton Railroad, CO
This tourist railroad is one of the most popular rides in the United States.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, CO-NM -- Official Site of Cumbres and Toltec
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, CO-NM -- Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec
The 64 miles of track now preserved as the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the finest remaining example of a vast network of narrow-gauge railroads that once connected commercial outposts in the Rocky Mountain region. Built in 1880 as the San Juan Extension of the Denver & Rio Grande, this section served the rich mining camps in the San Juan Mountains.

The Narrow Gauge Circle
One thousand miles through the Colorado Rockies by Rail.

Royal Gorge Tourist Railway
Standard gauge train ride through the spectacular Royal Gorge.

Fort Collins Colorado Municipal Railway
They operate the only original restored streetcar operation on an original route in the United States. It is without a doubt, the biggest electric train set in Colorado. 12 inch to the foot scale and is just an hours drive from Estes Park.

Union Pacific Railroad
Fact and figures about the UPRR. Great schematic of Baily Yard.


Magazines

Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette

Trains Magazine


Other Sites of Interest

Gilpin Tram
Photos, history and documents of the Gilpin Tramway and the mines, mills, towns and other railroads that serviced the rich mining veins of Gilpin County Colorado.