When we lived in Colorado back in the 1960's, Dad once to me to the Forney collection. It was located in a different location then and not in this fairly bleak industrial area of Denver. My eight-year old enthusiasm may have been at work, but I enjoyed it far more back then.
On this hot day in June, 2013, this overly warm and poorly-lit exhibition hall was mostly containing some early 20th-century autos, and nearly half the floor space was displaying postwar Cadillacs, every one of which was on loan for a temporary exhibit. Had these Caddys not been here, the collection would have been very thin.
What I did remember from my youth was the Big Boy locomotive, evidently then and now the only survivor of this magnificent beast. It is a static display; I suspect that if this monster was operational, the costs to operate it would bankrupt your average emerging nation, and it would devastate the track upon which it was set. It's that big, and the best reason to visit this collection. Plenty of free parking, a friendly staff and an interesting museum store.
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