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Railroad History & Preservation - Mountain

This page provides a directory of railroad historical societies, railway preservation groups, and websites offering a history of railroads in Western USA and Canada.

Abandoned Railroad Tunnels - Photos and histories of more than 130 abandoned railroad tunnels including Sand Patch Tunnel, Crozet Tunnel, East Broad Top tunnels, Manunka Chunk Tunnel, Oxford Tunnel, Haskell Pass Tunnel, Alpine Tunnel, Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, B&O Parkersburg Branch tunnels, and more

Alpine Tunnel Historic District - Guide to the 13-mile right-of-way of the original Denver, South Park & Pacific railbed between the town sites of Quartz and Hancock, Colorado

Amazon.com Railroad History Books - Thousands of new, used, and out-of-print railroad history books

Auctions on eBay - 100,000+ collectibles and railroadiana items including vintage ads, maps, timetables, tickets, stock certificates, watches, clocks, signs, lanterns, utensils, locks, apparel, and more

Bridges, Stations & Tunnels - Guide to the earliest, longest, highest, and largest railroad structures

California Zephyr Virtual Museum - Historical information, memories, memorabilia, and photos; by Alan Radecki

Canadian Northern Society - Preserves railway stations in Big Valley, Meeting Creek & Camrose, Alberta, Canada

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in Wyoming - Prototype info about the CB&Q Casper line and the C&NW Lander line, plus an HO scale model railroad based on these lines

DRGW.net - Denver & Rio Grande Western history, rosters, timetables, trip reports, and more

Durango Railroad Historical Society 315 - Formed to restore D&RGW Consolidation steam locomotive #315 to operating condition (completed 2007), and to preserve the history of railroading in Colorado

Early Railroads - Records and firsts for railroad construction and operation in the U.S. and worldwide

East Central Alberta Heritage Society - Preserves abandoned railway rights of way for recreation or future rail use

Edmonton Radial Railway Society - Operates historic streetcars in Ft. Edmonton Park and the High Level Bridge route connecting Old Strahcona Historical District to downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Eureka Hill Railroad - History of a shortline railroad that operated near Silver City, Utah until 1937

Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society - An organization preserving and operating the Fort Collins Municipal Railway, Colorado

Friends of 169 - Restoring Denver & Rio Grande steam locomotive #169 in Alamosa, Colorado

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

Ghosts of the Southline - History of the abandoned towns along the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad in southern New Mexico and southeast Arizona

Golden Spike Chapter, RLHS - Aims to restore D&RGW narrow gauge C16 steam locomotive #223; Ogden, Utah

Great Northern Archive - Photos and rosters of the Great Northern Railway's streamlined passenger trains

Great Northern Empire - Photos, histories, and rosters of the Great Northern and its locomotives, rolling stock, and structures

Great Northern Railway - History, photos, timetables, modeling information, links, and more

Great Northern Railway Historical Society - Dedicated to the preservation, study, and history of James J. Hill's Great Northern Railway

Great Northern Trains - Historical information and photos about the Great Northern Railway

Intermountain Chapter, NRHS - Denver, Colorado

James J. Hill - Essay titled The Empire Builder by Christopher Muller

Lamy Railroad & History Museum - Acquires, preserves, displays, and interprets the history of New Mexico, the village of Lamy, and the Southwest with particular emphasis on the railroads and their impact on the area; Lamy, New Mexico

Locomotive Records - Guide to the earliest, fastest, heaviest, largest, and most powerful steam locomotives

Mexico National Railways Historical & Technical Society - Information about past and present railroads in Mexico

Montana Railroad History - Vintage railroad maps and place names in Montana

Mount Manitou Scenic Incline Railway - History and photos of an incline railway that operated from 1907 to 1990 on Rocky Mountain in Manitou Springs, Colorado

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

New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society - Restoring Santa Fe 4-8-4 #2926 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Record Railroad Routes - Guide to the highest, steepest, and longest railroad grades worldwide

Rio Grande Chapter, NRHS - Meets monthly in Grand Junction, Colorado; site includes a history of the Uintah Railway, built in 1904 to haul gilsonite (a coal like mineral) from the mines in Eastern Utah to Mack, Colorado where it was transferred to the standard gauge Rio Grande Western Railway

Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society - Dedicated to preserving and disseminating the historical record of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and its predecessors, and to the encouragement of accurate scale modeling of the railroad

Rio Grande Southern - by John Humphrey

Rio Grande Southern Info - Historical information about the RGS, including timelines, remaining equipment, references, and RGS-specific links

Rio Grande Southern Technical Information Page - Railroad's history, physical plant, operating procedures, and personnel

Rocky Mountain Rail Society - Organization of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of Canadian National Railway steam locomotive 6060, known as The Spirit of Alberta

Rocky Mountain Railroad Club - Contains information on cars which the club owns, photos, and information on the Colorado narrow gauge railroad system

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

Santa Fe Archives: R. L. Crump Library - Collection of AT&SF historical documents now available online

Silverton Railroads - History of the Silverton Railroad, Silverton Northern Railroad, and Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly Railroad

Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society - Dedicated to preserving and disseminating the historical record of the Southern Pacific Railroad and its affiliates

SugarHouse Trolley - Proposed vintage trolley (tramway) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Summit Station and the Donner Pass Snowsheds - An album of beautiful recently discovered photographs of the snowsheds at Donner Summit taken at the turn of the 20th Century

Train Records - Guide to the fastest, longest, and heaviest trains in U.S. and world history

Train Wrecks - Guide to the earliest, deadliest, and strangest train wrecks, crashes, derailments, and accidents

Union Pacific Historical Society - Preservation of the history of the Union Pacific Railroad from its beginning in 1862 to the operation as it is today

UtahRails.net - Collection of Utah railroad information, including full UP, D&RGW, Utah Railway, and Kennecott Utah Copper locomotive rosters and history, along with extensive information about all of Utah's railroads and the industries they served

Victor Trolley - Constructing a trolley route in Victor, Colorado, with the eventual goal of reaching Cripple Creek

Wagon Wheel Gap Route - History and restoration of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway branch along the upper Rio Grande River

Western Colorado Chapter, NRHS - Operates the Glenwood Railroad Museum; Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Western Montana Chapter, NRHS - Serves Montana west of the Continental Divide

Yosemite Valley 330 Restoration - Ongoing restoration of the Yosemite Valley Railroad observation car #330 (Hick-1907)

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