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Tourist Railroads & Museums - Mountain Region

This page provides a directory of tourist railroads, scenic train rides, steam trains, and railroad museums in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and Idaho.

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Alder Gulch Short Line - Narrow gauge steam-powered tourist railroad operates 1.5 miles between Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana

Arizona Railway Museum - Dedicated to the railways of Arizona and the Southwest; Chandler, Arizona

Belen Harvey House Museum - Santa Fe Railroad exhibits and model railroad; Belen, New Mexico

Boise Depot - Restored railroad depot in Boise, Idaho

Canyon County Historical Society & Museum - History museum housed in a former Union Pacific Depot in Nampa, Idaho

Carson City Railroad Association - Operates the Carson & Mills Park Railroad, a two foot gauge amusement park train that winds 1.5 miles through Mills Park; Carson City, Nevada

Charlie Russell Chew Choo - 56-mile, 3.5-hour dinner trains from Lewistown, Montana

Cheyenne Depot Museum - Restored 1886 Union Pacific depot with railroad history exhibits and an annual excursion to/from Denver; Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cheyenne Frontier Days Train - Annual Union Pacific steam excursion from Denver, Colorado to Cheyenne, Wyoming and return

Cheyenne Frontier Days Train Photos - Scenic photos of Union Pacific steam locomotive No. 844 leading the annual Frontier Days Train from Denver, Colorado to Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Colorado Railroad Museum - Unofficial site with a virtual tour of the museum; by Mike Sullivan

Colorado Railroad Museum - Colorado railroad memorabilia and more than 70 cars and locomotives, with a focus on the state's pioneering narrow gauge mountain railroads; Golden, Colorado

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad - 45 minute narrow gauge steam excursions on a former mining railroad; Cripple Creek, Colorado

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos - Scenic photos of a two-foot gauge steam railroad in Cripple Creek, Colorado

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - Narrow gauge steam excursions between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Photos - Photos of a narrow gauge steam railroad that operates historic Rio Grande locomotives in Colorado and New Mexico

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Friends of the - Official museum support group

Day Out With Thomas - Full-size replicas of Thomas the Tank Engine operate on tourist railroads throughout the US and Canada

Denver Rail Heritage Society - Operates the Platte Valley Trolley; Denver, Colorado

Desert Breeze Railroad - Miniature railroad in Desert Breeze Park, Chandler, Arizona

Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center - Restored 1886 passenger depot plus steam locomotive and railcars on display; Douglas, Wyoming

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - Year-round steam excursions along the Animas River from Durango to Silverton in southwest Colorado

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos - Scenic photos of a steam railroad in southwest Colorado

Forney Museum of Transportation - Steam locomotives, executive and business cars, a dining car, rotary snow plow, and cabooses; Denver, Colorado

Fort Collins Municipal Railway - 3-mile, half hour trolley ride; Fort Collins, Colorado

Freestone Railroad - Miniature railroad in Freestone Park, Gilbert, Arizona

Galloping Goose Historical Society - Operates Galloping Goose No. 5 on the Cumbres & Toltec and Durango & Silverton, plus a museum of Rio Grande Southern Railroad history in Dolores, Colorado

Georgetown Loop Railroad - Narrow gauge steam excursions on a 3.1-mile mountain route over the famed Georgetown Loop trestle; Georgetown, Colorado

Glenwood Railroad Museum - Railroad artifacts and large scale model railroad in the 1904 Denver & Rio Grande station in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Golden Spike National Historic Site - Site of the Golden Spike ceremony that marked completion of the transcontinental railroad; replicas of steam locomotives Jupiter and #119 operate during summer months; Promontory, Utah

Goldfield Ghost Town & Mine Tours - Only narrow gauge railroad in operation in Arizona

Grand Canyon Railway - Diesel and steam powered excursions to the Grand Canyon; Williams, Arizona

Grand Canyon Railway Photos - Scenic photography featuring steam-powered passenger and freight trains between the Grand Canyon and Williams, Arizona

Greeley Freight Station Museum - Features over 600 railroad-related artifacts in Greeley, Colorado

Heber Valley Railroad - Steam excursions follow the shore of Deer Creek Lake into the breathtaking Provo Canyon; Heber City, Utah

Heber Valley Railroad Photos - Winter photos of steam trains on the HVRR in Utah

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula - Montana history museum includes a geared steam locomotive and rolling stock; Missoula, Montana

Las Cruces Railroad Museum - Interprets the history of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad; Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Vegas Railroad Society - 200 acre live steam miniature railroad park and museum with 7-1/2" and 15" gauge trains; Las Vegas, Nevada

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad - 22.5-mile, 2.5 hour diesel excursion; Leadville, Colorado

Limon Heritage Museum - 1910 railroad depot plus rolling stock on display; Limon, Colorado

Livingston Depot Center - Historic exhibits and cultural programs in a restored 1902 Northern Pacific Railroad depot; Livingston, Montana

Narrow Gauge Circle - Based on an early day travel package offered by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad on narrow gauge railroads in Colorado, with maps, photos, and information about the Rio Grande Southern, Denver & Rio Grande, Denver South Park & Pacific, Colorado & Southern, Colorado Central, and present tourist railroads

Nevada Northern Railway Museum - Operates two separate steam and diesel excursions, plus restores and preserves the historic facilities, yards, and rail collection in Ely, Nevada

Nevada Northern Railway Museum Engine Rental Program - Hands-on experience operating Alco 2-8-0 #93, Baldwin 4-6-0 #40, or an Alco diesel on the mainline; Ely, Nevada

Nevada Northern Railway Photos - Scenic winter photos of steam and diesel trains in Ely, Nevada

Nevada Southern Railway - Six-mile diesel-powered excursions from Boulder City, Nevada

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Friends of the - Steam train and motorcar rides, plus over 65 pieces of railroad equipment from Nevada's past including seven steam locomotives and several restored coaches and freight cars; Carson City, Nevada

Old Pueblo Trolley - Operates historic electric streetcars along University Blvd. & 4th Avenue in Tucson, Arizona

Phoenix Trolley Museum - Preserves and operates streetcars at the Arizona Street Railway Museum; Phoenix, Arizona

Pikes Peak Cog Railway - 3-1/4 hour trip to the summit of Pike's Peak; Manitou Springs, Colorado

Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation - Restores and operates historical street and electric railways in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Pueblo Railway Museum - Museum specializes in the five lines serving Pueblo before consolidations; home to the steam giant ATSF 2912 and three operating GP-7 locomotives; Pueblo, Colorado

Ridgway Railroad Museum - Dedicated to the preservation of the history of railroading in Ouray County and surrounding areas; Ridgway, Colorado

Rio Golden Railroad - Five inch scale replica of a Colorado narrow gauge railroad, located on the perimeter of Heritage Square Amusement Park in Golden, Colorado

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad - Steam and diesel excursions in southern Colorado from Alamosa through legendary La Veta Pass, and between Alamosa and Antonito with a transfer to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Photos - Photos of SP 2-6-0 #1744 and LS&I 2-8-0 #18 in freight and passenger service on the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad over La Veta Pass in southwestern Colorado

Roundhouse Restoration, Inc - Preserves a 28-bay roundhouse, working turntable, and machine shop in Evanston, Wyoming

Royal Gorge Bridge Incline Railway & Aerial Tramway - 2200 foot long tramway above the Arkansas River, plus 1500 foot incline railway; Caņon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Route - Diesel-powered excursions follow a famous portion of the Denver & Rio Grande Western route, 24 miles round-trip, from Caņon City to Parkdale and return; Canon City, Colorado

Santa Fe Southern Railway - 4-hour diesel-powered excursions from Santa Fe to Lamy, New Mexico

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum - Interprets the history of transportation in Southern Arizona with a focus on the Tucson Historic Depot and Steam Locomotive #1673; Tucson, Arizona

SteamPhotos.com Railroad Photography - Thousands of photos of North American tourist railroads in a variety of scenic settings, plus prints, gifts, and calendars for sale

Thunder Mountain Line - Diesel-powered excursions on routes from Horseshoe Bend and Cascade, Idaho

Tiny Town Railroad - 15" gauge live steam railroad in the village of Tiny Town, Colorado

Toy Train Depot - 1898 El Paso & North Eastern Railroad Depot Museum holds 8,000 pieces of railroad artifacts from Z scale to 4'8.5", including operating layouts, hands-on demos, and four M.T.C. 16" gauge park ride trains that travel three miles through Alameda Park, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Upper Musselshell Museum - Milwaukee Road railroad artifacts and models in Harlowton, Montana

Utah State Railroad Museum & Eccles Railroad Center - Chronicles railroad heritage of Utah from the original joining of the transcontinental railroad in 1869; Ogden Union Station, Utah

Verde Canyon Railroad - Four-hour diesel-powered excursions from Clarkdale, Arizona

Virginia & Truckee Railroad - Steam and diesel excursions through the heart of the Comstock mining district in Virginia City, Nevada

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Photos - Scenic winter photography featuring steam locomotives V&T 29 and McCloud 18 leading freight trains on the famous Nevada shortline

Western Mining and Railroad Museum - Exhibits feature the Denver & Rio Grande Western and other area railroads; Helper, Utah

Western Museum of Mining & Industry - Exhibits related to mining, metallurgy, and their support industries, with several working steam engines and model trains; Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wheels Museum - Proposed museum to be located in the historic Santa Fe Railroad Shops and showcase every type of transportation vehicle from past and present; Albuquerque, New Mexico

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