The Intermountain Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) is set to host its annual banquet on October 3rd. The nationwide non-profit NRHS supports the preservation of such projects as locomotives, rail equipment and stations, and includes funding for publishing, education and archival documentation. The banquet takes place at the White Fence Farm Restaurant in Lakewood, Colorado, and will feature Dr. Tom Noel (known as Dr. Colorado) as guest speaker.
Dr. Noel is an accomplished academic and writer, currently serving as a Professor of History at the University of Colorado-Denver. This year, on “Colorado Day” (August 1st), he was named the official State Historian of Colorado. The theme of his talk is “Denver: Railroad City”, in which he will highlight the Mile High City’s railroading history and separate fact from fiction.
In terms of current passenger trains, Amtrak’s California Zephyr visits Denver once a day, either in the morning heading west into the Rockies, or in the evening heading east to Chicago. In 2013, the City of Denver produced the following video, which gives a historic snapshot of rail transit within the city:
(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)