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Foundation Grants

The Rocky Mountain Railroad Historical Foundation awarded 6 mini grants of $1000 this year. The grant requests were reviewed and awarded. The detailed announcement is in the June Rail Report. The recipients are:
  • Park County Historical Society - Caboose 10060 east end sill repair
  • Ridgeway Railroad Museum - RGS Inspection Car 1 transmission and four wheel braking system work
  • Teller Historic and Environmental Coalition - Midland Terminal boxcar stabilization
  • Denver South Park and Pacific Historical Society - stock to fabricate 3 new stub switches
  • Western Crossroads Railway Museum - large base scan of John E Tmberlake Collection of D&RGW Operational Documents
  • Loveland Historical Society - Move and stabilize the Loveland GW station

RGS #20 News

Number 20, acquired in 1952, is one piece of railroad equipment which the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club owned. On May 31, 2006 engine 20 was turned over to the CRRM Foundation ownership. Major restoration of engine #20 was performed at Strasburg PA. The restoration is complete and RGS 20 is running at the museum.
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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.

This site contains information about the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, railroad history, stories of historic Colorado railroad cars, late breaking train news for rail fans.

The preservation of rail history includes the memories and stories of the early railroaders who build and operated the railroads of Colorado. Personnel stories and histories submitted to us are part of Rail Reports page Personal Histories.

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 31.10.2021