Caveat: this was my first visit.
I'm new to the whole train scene, but in comparison to what I have seen elsewhere (e.g. Durango, Cañon City) the Colorado Railroad Museum could use some work.
There are many interesting things to see: multiple types of engines, boxcars, refrigerator cars, passenger cars, stock cars, and cabooses; models, parts, and pieces, infrastructure, tools, and attire; and the odd little Galloping Goose. The kids loved getting to see and touch things up close.
We visited on a "Free Day" in early March, so it was perhaps unusually crowded. The wait to ride the Goose was more than a touch long, but what do you expect when there is only one small car? It was also in need of repair. It had broken windows (not) held together with broken tape!
Perhaps the timing was the worst part. A recent heavy snow was in full melt, and since little of the grounds are level, paved, or planted, it was a mud field, which made everything slippery and filthy. Not great for little ones, especially when climbing the steep stairs on and off train cars.
Very few cars were able to be entered. Don't know if that's normal or because of all the mud. But mostly, you climbed up and looked at a bunch of nothing, like an interior wall. And some of the ones you can experience, you shouldn't be able to, as the wood is falling apart.
Maybe it's better when it's dry and warmer. But free was a good price for today.
The highlight: awesome food truck serving the best pulled pork sliders I've ever encountered!
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