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Location DB > United States > Colorado > Boulder > Valmont Trains
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Valmont Trains
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 Database Info
created by Valdyr on 8/24/2012 3:14 AM
last modified by Valdyr on 8/24/2012 3:25 AM
 Viewability
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 Overview
 Description
There are currently about a dozen or so railway cars here. Easy parking, very accessible.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
Indian Road
Boulder, Colorado
United States
Owner:
 Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    A fair number of neat cars and engines - PLUS you can crawl around on a lot of them much more easily than you could at active museums!
     Security Measures
  • a few locks on the interior doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    From what I gather, the Boulder County Railway Historical Society was formed in 1997 to help preserve and restore historically significant railway equipment. This site was called the Valmont Railroad Museum, and is a section of track leased from Union Pacific.

    Not much of the information I can find is current - the latest article I can find referring to the museum is dated 2002. The cars all have stickers listing them now as property of the Museum of Railway Workers, which is - from what I can gathered - focused more in southern Colorado.

    The cars aren't in great shape, but evidently someone is somewhat actively looking after the property. The locks on all of the equipment is relatively new, and someone did drive up to the location as I was taking photos to retrieve some equipment from one of the sheds. He saw me and waved - didn't seem at all concerned that I was there taking photos - so I can only assume this is still open to the public in some fashion.
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    August 23rd, 2012
    Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 9/12/2012 12:37 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 12 12 at 12:37, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:40, Valdyr made this location public
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:40, Valdyr made this location available
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:39, Valdyr updated gallery picture wheels.JPG
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:39, Valdyr updated gallery picture wood.jpg
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:38, Valdyr reordered images in gallery August 23rd, 2012
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:38, Valdyr added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:37, Valdyr updated gallery picture panelcar1.JPG
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:37, Valdyr updated gallery picture museum.JPG
  • on Aug 24 12 at 3:37, Valdyr updated gallery picture lightswitches.JPG
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