2013-10-29

Colorado Railroad Museum Vlog Debuts, Builds Following

I just found something very encouraging being done at the Colorado Railroad Museum. For many, many years, the museum has produced a periodical called the Iron Horse News, started by their founder, Robert W. Richardson. They now have turned it into a video blog (Vlog) or video magazine. Take a look at the latest [YT] to see the improvement, then visit their channel on YouTube and subscribe to the museum to get new updates!



I was gratified to hear that Rio Grande K-37 Mikado #491 is finally, officially part of the museum. Long has the lonely example of the fabled narrow gauge 2-8-2 class suffered like her sisters from the weather while the smaller, lighter, and more versatile K-36 engines (480 - 489) remain in top condition because of their usefulness to narrow gauge circle, heritage railroads like the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The heavy, rigid frame of the K-37 engines tend to put more wear and tear on the bridges and curves. While the 491 is not slated for full restoration, this change in ownership was the first step in that direction. Here's hoping!

Great work, Donald and all the staff at the museum, especially the volunteers!◊