Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Reader Poll On The Colorado Railroad Museum

The results are in with the reader poll. This was one of the longest running polls in CR history, running 200 days or 6 months, 2 weeks, 3 days (half a year, half a month and half a week!). The question was: If you had $5 Million to spend on the Colorado Railroad Museum, which options would you pick? While voters could pick more than one, they did weigh in with a majority. Here are the options ranked by total votes.

RankOptionVotes
1Build a train shed, covered pavilion or super roundhouse to shelter a significant percentage of the museum's collection from the ravages of weather and exposure, preserving your collection and saving money in the long term.57 (53%)
2Purchase additional land to expand the museum grounds (GP30, SD40T-2 and others await restoration and display).49 (46%)
3Purchase right of way and build a spur to connect the BNSF Coors branch directly with the museum grounds.39 (36%)
4Restore a long tenured locomotive to life, such as D&RG 583, D&RGW 491, CB&Q 5629 or D&RGW 31827 (25%)
5Finance several main line steam excursions throughout the state to help generate awareness for the museum by showcasing some of its rail-worthy collection and hosting key donors on board.13 (12%)
6Fund the construction of a small satellite campus of the museum in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Montrose, Grand Junction or another city8 (7%)

Thank you to everyone who voted!◊

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