Friday, August 19, 2011

Colorado Railroad Museum To Lay 300 Feet of Track August 27th

This next Saturday, August 27th, Colorado Railroad Museum will be laying 300 feet of track in one day, with some help. Here's the news straight from the Telegrapher,
FasTracks West Rail Line Contractors and Denver Transit Construction Group are donating all the materials, including track, ties, and ballast, equipment, and labor to build 300 feet of standard gauge track in a single day.

Thanks to Board member Bill Robie and Mike Spalding, Track Superintendant for the contractor for the RTD West Corridor light rail project for making this happen!

Bill met Mike on a tour of the West Corridor project and communicated the Museum's need to build a length of track to relocate our standard gauge boxcars. Mike visited the Museum and offered not only to provide the track, materials and equipment, but also to volunteer his track crew to lay the track in one day as a donation to the Museum, a $40,000 value!

The Museum is grateful to the DTCG and the FasTracks West rail Line Contractors for this generous donation.

If you plan to attend, please use 58th St. and McIntyre to access 44th Street, as 44th Ave west will be closed to Golden due to the pre-Pro Cycle Challenge bicycle race festivites.
Sounds like a huge day, and one that will change the museum yet again for the better! The boxcars sitting next to the museum building will be moved to the new track, freeing the tracks by the museum building for a high-exposure exhibit space. More about those plans soon.

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