The museum is an ongoing process. Information will be updated as it becomes available. Please check back often as we will be adding to the site and updating our progress over the next few months.
Model Railroad Christmas Display December 9, 2012 - January 2, 2013 The model railroad display for the holiday season is open to public viewing at the Granby Community Center Building, at the corner of 3rd & Jasper streets, in downtown Granby, CO. Visit the Christmas Display page for a complete schedule of viewing days and times. All ages welcome!
UPDATE! - Caboose Trucks Donated by the U.P. The Interpretive center took ownership of a set of caboose trucks that were donated by the U.P. The U.P. was very generous and provided a truck and driver to bring the trucks (wheels) to us from Cheyenne and set them on the 40' of rail that we laid recently and no charge! They also provided the 40 feet of rail - 25 ties and a bucket of spikes! Way to go U.P.!! See our 1923 Caboose Project page for new photos, a video of the coach, & more details on the project.
The Passenger Car is on it's Way The 1905 Passenger Car, the third piece of railroad equipment for the Railroad Interpretive Center, is officially on it's way to Granby! We've received the trucks (wheels) and they are in place and ready to hold the coach. See our Passenger Car Project page for new photos, a video of the coach, & more details on the project.
Work Days at the Interpretive Center The Moffat Road Railroad Museum is working on the equipment restoration for the Interpretive Center every Saturday. We are working every Saturday from 10am to 4pm on the 1923 CA-1 class Union Pacific caboose restoration. If anyone wants to work at a different time they should contact Dave Naples 970-281-9094. We need to be very far along with the exterior by end of June so we can once again apply for grant money from the UP. We need all the help we can get!!
The Interpretive Center is Growing The Moffat Road Railroad Museum is preparing to receive a 1905 Passenger Car, the third piece of railroad equipment for the Railroad Interpretive Center, which is being transported from Rhode Island, and scheduled for delivery later in the month. The museum currently has two pieces of railroad equipment located at the Railroad Interpretive Park next to the Kaibab Park ball fields in Granby, Colorado, and is patiently waiting for the third piece to be delivered. The two pieces already on site and ready for restoration include a 1923 all wood, red UP caboose, and a 1915 era railroad hand-cart shed from Hot Sulphur Springs. See our Caboose Project page, Railroad Hand-Cart Shed Project page, and Passenger Car Project page for more details on each project, photos, and how to get involved.
The Museum Building
Still in the process of funding the building expenses, the museum will be an 8,000 sq. ft. building to house the Moffat Road Railroad Museum and "Moffat Road" Model Railroad - the Grand County Model Railroad Club’s display of the Denver & Northwestern Pacific R.R. from Denver, Colorado to Craig, Colorado circa: 1905 thru 1960’s. Once funding has reached its goal, the Moffat Road Railroad Museum will be built and operated by the Grand County Model Railroad Club, a 501(c)(3) Colorado not-for-profit corporation.
The museum will be next to Kaibab Park, located near the bridge at the southern entrance to Granby. Kaibab Park features two softball fields, one baseball field, a kids fishing pond with handicapped access, picnic shelter with four tables, a playground, and walking trail to the Fraser River. The museum will be situated in a fully landscaped area called the Railroad Interpretive Center, complete with outdoor life size displays of steam engine, caboose, railroad artifacts, etc., along with pathways, lights, and benches. It is a place where history, art, education, community involvement and pride can all come together.
We are currently in need of a laptop for the museum and are looking for someone who can donate one. The museum is also looking for artifacts to display permanently or for a limited time exhibition. For specific needs and to help, please contact Dave Naples at 970.887.9478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and see how you can contribute to the project today.
The Moffat Road Railroad Museum is a member of the Grand County Museum District.