By Brent Rush, Club President
Friday - January 3, 2020 10:20 am
The club's 2020 train show schedule is firm for the first half of the calendar year.  Look for an e-mail from me kicking off our club 2020 activities with details on the show trains below.  The e-mail will also include the 2020 club calendar which I hope to distribute it out this weekend.
  • Rails In The Rockies - February 15-16, 2020 (Estes Park, Colorado)
  • Rocky Mountain TCA Train Show - March 7-8, 2020 (Denver Merchandise Mart)
  • Sherman Hill Train Show - May 16-17, 2020 (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

Other Trains shows are in consideration for the second half of 2020 but are still in the works.

Thanks,
Brent Rush
Club President
Colorado & Great Western Modular Railroad
www.cgwrr.org

By CGWRR
Wednesday - October 9, 2019 4:29 pm
Our club will be displaying our layout at the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo in Denver on the weekend of October 13th & 14th at the Denver Merchandise Mart.  More information about the Expo can be found on this flyer.



A new addition this year is the Rocky Mountain Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet (RPM) that will bring in serious scratch building modelers from around the region. The Meet is a separate activity within the Expo and has a separate $20 registration fee. The RPM registration includes visits to San Juan Model, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Cheyenne Depot Museum, a workshop at the Colorado Railroad Museum and a pizza night at Caboose. The RPM meet is sponsored by the Colorado Railroad Museum, Cheyenne Depot Museum, the Colorado Model Railroad Museum and various manufacturers and retailers. RPM Meet info and registration may be found at- rockymountainhobby-expo.com/rpm/

In addition to railroad hobby activities, we will have a presentation called The Transcontinental Story, which covers building the first transcontinental railroad as well as Richard Luckin will be presenting his PBS documentary “Journey to Promontory! Additionally, we will have presentations on prototype railroad operations.

Renown railroad artist Jim Jordan will be exhibiting at the Expo as well.

We are also pleased to have James Rogers, Senior Special Collection Librarian of Denver Public Library’s Western History and Genealogy Department (WHG) exhibiting the library’s transportation and genealogy resources at this year’s event. WHG’s "crown jewels" include the Colorado Railroads Collection and the Ross Barrett Historical Aeronautics Collection.

The Colorado Railroads Collection includes 20,000+ historical railroad photographs from notable railroad photographers such as Robert Richardson and Otto Perry, including a large portion of Perry’s works. Included are images of standard and narrow gauge railroads in Colorado and the West; locomotives, passenger and freight cars, structures, and terminals. Many rail lines such as the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, the Rio Grande Southern, and the Union Pacific Railroad are represented.

Beyond railroads, the Hobby-Expo offers Radio Control cars, trucks, aircraft and boats, drones, model kits, slot cars, rockets, games, LEGO and STEM activities.

The Hobby-Expo takes place at the Denver Mart 451 East 58th Avenue Denver, CO 80216
Admission is $12 with kids 12/under, Active Military and First Responder families and scouts in uniform FREE. Parking is FREE too.

You may purchase discount advance tickets at Caboose and area HobbyTown stores or purchase online at- http://rockymountainhob
 
By CGWRR
Tuesday - April 30, 2019 9:19 pm
The Sherman Hill Annual Model Railroad Show: The club will once again have our layout at the annual show which is held each year in conjunction with Depot Days on May 18th-19th in Cheyenne Wyoming.  We are exciting to be participating in our 9th trip to be part of the show and hope folks locally can make a trek up to Cheyenne to take in a true unique railroading event.

The following other events in Cheyenne Held in conjunction with the show will be on Saturday and Sunday only:
  • Depot Days: The Cheyenne Depot Museum will also have exhibits and vendors.  Depot Days takes place at the Cheyenne Depot Sat & Sun, May 19th (9am-4pm) & 20th (9am-3pm), with exhibits and tours of the historic UP roundhouse. A trolley will escort people to and from the steam shop, with departures scheduled every 30 minutes from in front of the Depot. Union Pacific Steam Shop is open for public viewing.
  • Union Pacific Steam Shop Open House: See Union Pacific Big Boy 4014, as well as 844, 3985 and the rest of Union Pacific's historic equipment. Tour the working shop and roundhouse. Transportation to and from the other venues is provided.
Dates & Times
Saturday, May 18, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, May 19, 9am - 4pm
 
Admission $10 for adults, children 12 and under free.  Includes admission to all venues on Saturday and Sunday, including the Cheyenne Depot Museum, Union Pacific Steam Shop and Wasatch Railroad Contractors. Transportation is included to all the sites via busses and trolleys.
 
Parking: There is plenty of Parking at the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall. Ride the trolley or bus downtown to the other venues, which is included with the cost of admission.  The Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show is at the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, Fri-Sun.

Location:
Frontier Park Exhibition Hall
1312 W. 8th Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001