Here is a list of other things to see and do while in our neighborhood.
Colorado Railroad Museum
Our gracious host and, without a doubt (at least by us), the best railroad museum in the
Rockies. Please visit them for all of your book and video needs, as proceeds go to fund
restoration projects for the Museum's collection.
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
If you've enjoyed visiting the Denver HO Model RR Club, we're sure you'll really enjoy visiting
the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley. It features a really fantastic model railroad
and is worth the effort to visit.
Rail Heritage Society
The Platte Valley Trolley operates an open siteseeing trolley along the the South Platte River
from 15th Street south to Decatur. Visit their website for fares and schedules.
Forney Transportation Museum
The Forney Transportation Museum features antique cars, buggies, bicycles, motorcycles,
rare and exotic vehicles...and of course, trains...including the world's largest steam
locomotive, a Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy locomotive.
Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad Club
Formerly located in the basement of Denver's Union Station, adjacent to the Denver O
Scale Club, the HO scale PV&WRR Club was building a new layout at the White Fence Farm
Restaurant at 6263 W Jewell Ave in Lakewood, but was forced to cease operations when the
restaurant closed in December 2018. They are currently setting up a layout at 6719 W. Colfax Ave.
in Lakewood. You can only reach their Facebook page if you are a Facebook member.
Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation, Inc.
Site address: 2333 Steel Drive
Colorado Springs, CO Mailing address: P.O. Box 544
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
The Foundation owns at least nine PCC-style streetcars as well as leasing Fort Collins
Birney streetcar 22 and owning an ex-Colorado Springs streetcar body. Both the historic
cars are undergoing restoration and one of the PCCs operates on a 600' test track
equipped with overhead wire.
Georgetown Loop Railroad
Ride a steam-powered narrow gauge train over the famous Devil's Gate Bridge on Colorado's
historic Georgetown Loop Railroad, one of the most famous scenic lines in the West.
Canon City & Royal Gorge
This is one of the most spectacular rides in the entire country. Travel through the Royal Gorge
of the Arkansas River and marvel at the scenery as you pass more than a thousand feet beneath
the World's highest suspension bridge.
Regional Transportation District
RTD now operates nearly 35 miles of light rail system from 30th & Welton through Downtown
and south via its southwest corridor alongside the BNSF/UP Joint Line to Littleton, and to the southern and
southeastern parts of the Denver Metro area along the I-25 and I-225 corridors.
The Colorado Live Steamers is a non-profit organization of people interested in building
and operating large scale model railroad equipment. They are located on approximately 120 acres
in Byers, CO, about 40 miles east of Denver. To date they have laid approximately 3,200 feet
of track and have built a 102' wooden bridge which completes the first loop called the Johnson Loop.
Originating in "the highest incorporated city in North America," the LC&S takes passengers along
the old Denver, South Park & Pacific and Colorado & Southern lines to the Continental Divide.
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow
Gauge Railroad (CC&VRR)
The area around Cripple Creek was the inspiration for some of the Club's scenery.
Toltec Scenic Railroad
Please check their website for schedule details. This is the most authentic
narrow gauge railroad in the U.S.
Durango & Silverton Narrow
The Durango & Silverton trains take you through some of Colorado's most
beautiful scenery. It is well worth the time for a visit.
Fort Collins Municipal Railway
Ride an original Fort Collins Birney streetcar on the reconstrucuted route that
this car once served.
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Travel to the top of 14,300 foot Pike's Peak in a cog train. On a clear
day you can see all the way to Kansas!
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