Great Galloping Goose!

No, not that type of goose…this type of goose…

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Yesterday my family and I went to the Colorado Railroad museum in Golden. If you haven’t been there and are in the area it’s worth checking out, especially if you like history and in particular the early days of the railroad.  The above picture is of one of two Galloping Gooses at the museum. Only seven were ever made back in the 1930’s when it proved cheaper to run them than a locomotive. They were mainly used to transport mail. The Galloping Goose was a converted automobile, this one’s a Plymouth and were referred to as motors rather then engines. They proved to be more profitable since passengers could sit up front in the cab which allowed more room for cargo.  We rode this one on their loop of narrow gauge railroad.  Defintely a fun ride and the information the guide narrated during it was a lot of fun. The collection that the museum has is impressive and being able to enter a few of the old engines and cars is a great way to experience the history and craftsmanship of this marvels of engineering. Here are some more pictures…

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Water tower for steam engines they still use today at the museum for the locomotives.
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The Rio Grande Southern ran in the area.
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Telegraph office display.
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Different colored lanterns for signaling.

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  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    IT STILL GOES HONK, HONK, HONK!!!!!

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