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An OS for Dave Gross

David Lee Gross died on Sunday, June 2, 2024, from complications due to the West Nile Virus.

Dave was born in October 1939 in Denver, Colorado to Leland and Claire Gross. He married Jean Gallas in August 1966. They have a daughter, Kirsten (Eric) Heerdt of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and two grandchildren, Russell (Jenifer) Heerdt, of Aztec, New Mexico, and Elizabeth Heerdt of Durango, Colorado.

Dave left an indelible mark on the steam railroading community with his efforts to record the last breath of steam at various locations across the globe. His love of railroading began at 15-years-old, when he grabbed a camera and headed out on his first railfanning trip with life-long friend Jim Ehernberger. His photography and videography will forever be a part of railroading history. As a founding partner in the High Country Railroad in Golden, Colorado, an early and long-time member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, a member of The Lexington Group, a volunteer for Midwest Old Threshers Association in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and a first-generation steam preservationist, his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those who follow in his footsteps.

There will be a visitation on Friday, June 7th from 3-6pm at Horan & McConaty, 1091 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Saint Michael and All Angels' Church - 1400 S. University Blvd, Denver - on Saturday, June 8th at 11:00am with a reception following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Michael and All Angels' Church, The Center for Railroad Photography & Art, or Midwest Old Threshers.

In 1964 Trains Magazine dedicated their 8 page Photo Section to the 25th anniversary of the club. Click on Trains 25th Anniversary Article to view this article. It is best viewed as a two sided display.

The Rocky Mountain Railroad Historical Foundation was founded in 1990 by the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club for the purpose of restoring historic railroad equipment. For many years our main project was the restoration of Denver and Intermountain No. 25 (the only totally intact, surviving car of Denver's once vast electric railway system). Car 25 was added to the National Register on January 12, 2012. The foundation page details how this piece of Colorado history was saved from the scrapper.

railroad passenger car No. 25 was one of seven cars that provided passenger service between downtown Denver and Golden over the Denver Tramway Company's 13 mile standard gauge line. A history of No. 25 can be found by visiting the Foundation page. train books videos books videostrains equipmentbooks videos

This site is the result of the enormous contributions of the members of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. All railroad photography and writing contributed for this project are used with much appreciation.

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Updated 04.06.2024