Tuesday - January 22, 2019 10:38 am

It was announced this week The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train will no longer operate.  The partnership between the Denver Post and the Union Pacific railroad has ended due to the railroad’s utilization of its historic rail equipment in 2019 and beyond. 

This event started in the early 1900s and as of 2018, The Denver Post, took 700+ ticketed passengers up the rails on a steam engine train to Cheyenne from Denver for a grand ol’ day at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Train enthusiasts from across the country and the Denver metro area came to experience a day of fun and the joys of riding a train pulled by the only operating steam engine in the country, the Union Pacific 844. The day included food and fun including tickets to the Daddy Of ’em All rodeo.

Wednesday - January 16, 2019 7:09 am
We are just a month from the show in Estes Park.  The next couple of work sessions will be focused on getting us ready for the show in Colorado Springs and this show. Remind for those going to get your hotel reservations in as soon as possible.

The Rails in the Rockies show is a premier model railroad show event developed and hosted by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders in Estes Park, Colorado.  It takes place on President’s Day weekend in February.  This will be our 18th appearance in the 22 history of the show.

Show Details

The show is at the Stanley Fairgrounds on the east side of Estes Park on Highway 36 as you pass the lake. The address is 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, 80517. Turn off 36 at the Estes Park Museum onto Fourth Street. We are in the Estes Park Event Center which is the large building in front of the show venue last year.

Set up times will begin at Noon on Friday, February 15. We have set up time through 8:00PM on Friday evening. Set up time is also available at 7:30AM Saturday, February 16. The Show opens at 9:00AM. Saturday 9 – 5 and Sunday 9 – 4. Watch for Club Members helping in the parking lot. Club members and others will be available to help you unload.

  • There will be dedicated parking for us and the trailer on the east side of the building or in the parking lot by the grandstand. There are two overhead doors, one on the east side and one on the north side, which will be available on a first come, first serve basis. There are many regular doors around the building.
  • The show has a number of security people that will be moving about during setup, the entire show, and during teardown. If you have safety or security concerns, please contact Laura Trump, Show Director or Mike Moon, Security
  • The table/display placement is to comply with the Estes Park Fire Code and Safety Regulations and provide better traffic flow. Please do not move from your assigned locations without permission from Laura Trump.
  • There will be food available in the show area, but they are only able to take cash. No credit cards or checks. There is an ATM available at the show in the lobby by the ticket table.
  • The Show closes at 4:00PM on Sunday.

Rails in the Rockies 2019….Always on President’s Day Weekend in February!

Tuesday - January 15, 2019 9:06 am
Reminder that the Foothills Model Railroaders Swap Meet is this coming Saturday and several of club members will be going and getting a table.  If you interested in joining us please let Brent or Dennis now, we could certainly use the assistance. 

The Foothills Model Railroaders Swap Meet runs the 3rd Saturday every other month in 2019 with the except of in May (moved to accomodate a train show in Cheyenne). 

The 2019 dates for the swap meet are: January 19th, March 16th, May 25th, July 20th, September 28th, November 16th.
Below are the swap meet details:
12900 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO; (Corner of West Alameda Parkway & Mississippi St)
  •    $3.00 Adults
  •    $1.50 Seniors (65 and more) and Children under 12
  • Tables are $1.50 per foot, $3.00 minimum.  Tables are "first come, first served"- doors open for sellers at 7:30am
  • The table fees are collected starting about 8:30 AM.   (Please stay by your table until your fee has been collected)