Mar 15, 2013

RGS business car Rico - open for interior tours on Sat Mar-16

Just got this update from the Colorado RR Museum:

Open Car Day - Saturday March 16
New Event 
 
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Children $5, Adults $15, Families $30, Seniors $10
 
Ever wonder what the inside of the CB&Q Business Car No. 96 looks like?  Or the mid-century UP Passenger Coach No. 5442?  Well tomorrow is your chance to view five very special cars not generally open to the Public. We'll have docents giving guided tours in each of them and will let you know why they are such special railcars in our collection.  On Saturday, you will be able to tour:
  • CB&Q Business Car No. 96 - splendid example of executive travel in the 19th century- a rolling hotel with a parlor, staterooms, magnificent dining room and crew quarters and galley.  Not to be missed!
  • CM Observation Car No. 111 - beautiful 1880's standard gauge passenger coach.
  • UP Coach No. 5442 - classic mid century passenger coach that ran through Colorado- a 20th century version of the No. 111. 
  • RGS Business Car Rico - narrow gauge business car renowned photographer William Henry Jackson used while photographing the beautiful Rio Grande Southern line from Dolores to Ridgway, CO.  
  • D&RGW RPO No. 60
In addition, we'll be running Goose No. 7!

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