The Colorado Railroad Museum Is Celebrating Their 60th Anniversary

 
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GOLDEN, Colo. - July 8, 2019 - PRLog -- On July 11th-14th, 2019, the Colorado Railroad Museum will be celebrating 60 years in Golden, CO.  In 1959, Robert W. Richardson and Cornelius W. Hauck turned over the first shovel of dirt on 44th Avenue and brought Colorado railroad history to life.  This year, the museum will be celebrating Bob and Cornelius' vision by marking the occasion with special activities, events, train rides and more throughout the weekend.

Some of the events for the weekend will include VIP Experiences that will allow guests to ride in the cab of our locomotive, go on behind-the-scenes tours on the grounds, access to rare train equipment, participate in the parade of locomotives and top off the weekend with dinner to toast the accomplishments of the past and the future success of the Colorado Railroad Museum.

"There were a lot of railroads, especially narrow gauge railroads, that were going out of business in the late 1950s and they wanted to preserve Colorado railroad history," says museum Executive Director Donald Tallman about founders Bob Richardson and Cornelius Hauck. "There are people from all over the world who love Colorado railroad history because it is so different and so unique. We say that we bring Colorado railroad history to life."

Executive Director of the Colorado Railroad Museum Donald Tallman will be available for interviews for more information on the 60th Anniversary Celebration weekend on Monday, July 8th to Thursday, July 11th.

What: Interview for Colorado Railroad Museum 60th Anniversary Celebration

Who: Executive Director Donald Tallman

When: July 8th – July 11th, 2019

Where: In studio or at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden

Contact information:  303-279-4591 or by email chadk@crrm.org

For more information on the event, please visit our website at https://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/60th/

About the Colorado Railroad Museum:  Robert W. Richardson and Cornelius W. Hauck opened the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1959. Then, and now, our mission is dedicated to preserving for future generations a tangible record of Colorado's dynamic railroad era and particularly its pioneering, narrow gauge mountain railroads.

In 1964, the nonprofit Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation was formed to assume ownership and operation of the Museum.  The Colorado Railroad Museum has over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, an HO Model Railroad, and a G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre railyard. We also have a research library with over 34,000 railroad books, photos, artifacts, and archival records.

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