|Colorado Model Railroad Museum at the Greeley Freight Station
680 10th Street Greeley, CO 80631 970-392-2934
|Sale on 2014 OC&E Calendar - $4.00 ($2.00 shipping) - Store Page
at the Greeley Freight Station
The Greeley Freight Station Museum is ringing in the New Year with a new name
and a new logo!
The new name is Colorado Model Railroad Museum at the Greeley Freight Station. This exciting new change will help with our national and international marketing!
Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Wednesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Rave reviews from all over the world are flooding in about the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, located by the mainline of the Union Pacific Railroad in Greeley, Colorado
This one-of-a-kind facility features over 600 railroad-related artifacts ranging from a Virginia and Truckee Railroad switch key to a full-sized Colorado and Southern wooden Caboose available for examining both inside and out.
Designed to appeal to visitors of all ages and nationalities, the CMRM has set record attendance marks in its first four years of operation and has become the leading year-round tourist attraction in Weld County, Colorado. The highlight of the museum is its huge, 5,500 sq. ft. operating model railroad dubbed "the finest model railroad I've ever seen", by the 30-year senior editor of Model Railroader magazine, Jim Hediger, Milwaukee, WI.
Visitors may actually stroll through this three dimensional creation while the railroad is in operation. They are surrounded by rugged mountains with handmade features including 16,000 fir, 8,000 deciduous and 4,000 aspen trees. Rivers abound. Scenery becomes three dimensional art. The use of cameras is encouraged and guides are available to answer railroad-related questions and to point out unique aspects of this one-of-a-kind modeling wonder. Take a visual tour through this amazing railroad in miniature via the CMRM website, then plan of visiting the museum in person the next time you visit Colorado.
Upcoming Museum Events...
Inside the OC&E News Letter - July 2014
Previous News Letters are under "Museum Info".
On detour over the OC&E due to a mudslide on the Rio Grande at Thistle, Utah, the Rio Grande Zephyr heads east over Deep Creek Trestle just prior to entering Sycan. Even though most railroads joined Amtrak in May 1971, the Rio Grande continued to operate its own passenger service between Denver and Salt Lake City until 1983. The train in the background is a westbound freight climbing the 1.5 percent grade to Quartz after meeting the Zephyr at Bly Siding.
Photo by Bill Botkin
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Proud to be a part of the Greeley Creative District!
2014 Calendar of Events at CMRM
|Summer Hours Begin|
|May 28th – August 31st||Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm|
|June 20-21st||Dinosaur Days – Kids can join our Dino Safari with dinosaur themed games and activities.|
|July 4th|| – America Day – Museum is OPEN!|
|July 11-12th||Gold Rush Days – Gold panning for kids! Try out a real working telegraph system!|
|July 20th||Come ride with us on the City of Portland railcar from Denver to Cheyenne on July 20, 2014. Click here for Details|
|July 26th||Star Wars Day – Activities and games for kids!|
|August 8-9th||Steam Train Weekend – All steam locomotives!|
|August 22-24th||Senior Weekend! $2 off admissions for seniors all weekend.|
|September 13th||Hobo Stew Fundraising event at CMRM|
|October 10th-11th||Rio Grande Days – All Rio Grande trains!|
|November 7-9th||Military Appreciation Weekend! – Free admission to active and retired military personnel|