Colorado Railroad Museum

Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden
The F9A diesel engine powered freight trains and the California Zephyr passenger trains from the 1960s until the 1980s. This engine was donated by the Southern Pacific Lines in 1996. | Photo by Jonathan Thorne / flickr

Staff writer

The Colorado Railroad Museum offers a collection of trains dating from the 1800s spread across a 15-acre site.

The museum building is a replica of an 1880 train depot and is packed with photos, memorabilia, paintings and a general store. A huge model train layout fills the lower level and a larger “garden railroad” is in motion outside the depot.

On Saturdays rail buffs can hop aboard a historic trail for a ride around the museum site.

Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Ave.
Golden, CO 80403
(303) 279-4591