Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado - Page 2

by Ken Humphreys

Click on each image below to see its full sized version. Hit your back button to return and view the next group of photos. The photos appear on two pages. All images are copyrighted by Ken Humphreys.

Standard Oil Company switch engine #1. Operated at the company refinery in Casper, Wyoming this engine carried water in the curved tank over the boiler and fuel oil in a tank at the rear of the cab. This engine is typical of many thousands of "saddletank" locomotives once used by industries, mines and contractors.
Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 locomotive #20.
D&RGW dump gondolas #830, #878 and #883. These cars hauled coal, ore, and limerock from 1904 until abandonment of D&RGW narrow gauge in the 1960s.
Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-0 #346. She was built in 1881 by Baldwin Locomotive Works as D&RG #406 and was named "Cumbres". Still steamed up by the museum, she is the oldest operating locomotive in the Rocky Mountain west.
Denver & Inter-Mountain "side door" caboose #902. Built in 1924 by Denver Tramway and used until 1953 on the D&IM electric line from Denver to Lakewood and Golden, CO.
Denver & Rio Grande Western diesel-mechanical locomotive built in 1937 for Oregon's Sumpter Valley Railroad. Used until the 1960's by D&RGW to switch the Silverton Train. Later it was used by California's Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad.
D&RGW 23-ton boxcar #3661. Built in 1904, this car served for over 60 years on the narrow gauge mountain lines of the D&RGW.
Adolph Coors and Company insulated reefer #5400. Initially Coors had 30 of these cars in 1934. Today two trains a day of about 50 cars leave Golden carrying 172,000 sixpacks of Coors beer.

Return to Colorado Railroad Museum - Page 1
Colorado Railroad Museum - Page 3
Prototype Images - Page 1
Prototype Images - Page 2
Prototype Images - Page 3
Prototype Images - Page 4
Piedmont and Western Home Page

©2000-2009 Piedmont and Western Railroad Club