The Colorado Railroad Museum, located in Golden, will give a behind-the-scenes tour of its library on Saturday, April 22nd. “Treasures from the Library” is a one-and-a-half hour look at some of the Museum’s most cherished acquisitions. The tour will be led by the Museum’s Curator of Collections, Stephanie Gilmore.

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Robert W. Richardson Library / Image –

The Robert W. Richardson Railroad Library was established in 1997 and hosts one of the most wide-ranging railroad reference collections in North America. Materials focus on railroads in the Rocky Mountain region and the American West, and include photographs, maps, books, and employee records.

Robert Richardson was one of the lead individuals in creating the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1959. This writer has visited the Museum and my thoughts on that visit can be found at RR Museum Notebook. Here is a drone view the Museum has provided of its grounds:

“Treasures from the Library”, part of the Museum’s Adult Education Program, begins at 10:30am on April 22nd. Information about the Colorado Railroad Museum and tickets to the event can be found at RR Museum Events.

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)


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