Minor Colorado narrow gauge mystery solved

In his 2002 book “Rio Grande – Chasing the Narrow Gauge”, Colorado Railroad Museum co-founder Robert W. Richardson relates a story about himself and a guest having to spend a night in caboose 0500 as every room in the Narrow Gauge Motel was taken. Richardson and Carl Helfin started the …

The Saga of D&RGW 5654 continued

The last post about 5654 ended with it being tapped as the car to take to the Great Western Stock Show for their 100th anniversary celebration. There was a lot of work to be done to get it ready: Over a few hectic weeks in November 2005, 5654 received new …

The saga of D&RGW 5654

Like the proverbial fish out of water, former Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge stock car No. 5654 sits in a parking lot alongside National Western Drive near Marion Street in Denver. Though somewhat out of context in its present location, the car once served as a reminder of …