Colorado Train Museum

Our family had a fantastic day discovering the state’s rich railroad history at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden.

CO RR Museum

A great time to go is when they are doing their “Day Out With Thomas.”  It was magical from the moment we heard the whistle echo through the air of the parking lot. Then Thomas came around the bend!

thomas train face

We went eight years before with our oldest and it was fun for my big guys to take their baby brother!thomas train side view

There are many activities for the kids besides riding the train. As you can see, even my big boys loved to play! (My boys are 10, 8 & 4.) Since they’ve been playing with their little bro they seem to have remembered the names of all the engines too!

playing trains

thomas train table

“Day Out With Thomas” is usually held at railroad museums, so we got the double excitement of exploring the Colorado Train Museum in Golden.

engine 419

manitou and pikes peak rr

train ride

The Colorado Railroad Museum has over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, HO Model Railroad and G-scale garden railway on a 15-acre railyard.

train yard

coors train

Get out and ride the rails!

burlington caboose