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Colorado Railroad Museum

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1959, Robert Richardson. 17155 W. 44th Ave.

Railroadi-Ana galore, including architectural bric-a-brac, make this large museum a joy for rail enthusiasts. A replica railroad depot is jammed with ephemera, photos, paintings, books, models, and other artifacts. The large grounds hold more than sixty-four pieces of vintage rolling stock and a halfmile track for mini-excursions. Museum founder Robert Richardson selected the Allen Lewis Farm-house (1863), the county's oldest, for the curator's house, although numerous alterations hide its antiquity.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Colorado Railroad Museum", [Golden, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-JF03.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 151-151.

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