Colorado Railroads & The Black Experience

Location & Contact Information

  • Presented By: Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Dates: February 24, 2021 - December 29, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Location: Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Address: 17155 West 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403
  • Phone: (303) 279-4591
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: General admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas or The Polar Express Train Ride. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays). Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 2-17, $8 seniors ages 60+. Free for members and active-duty military*


Colorado Railroads & The Black Experience

February 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021

The story of railroads in America is closely intertwined with that of African Americans. Black families share tales of railroading ancestors who endured hardship, exploitation, opportunity, and change. Using objects and archival materials from the Museum’s permanent collection as well as from friends in our community, this exhibit strives to tell some of those stories.

 Note: Mask required for Museum entry. We are currently operating at a reduced capacity. Advance admission purchase reserves entry at your desired time.

Voltaw Scale Model Trains

Available Year-Round

Herbert W. Voltaw built a series of 1-inch scale locomotive and railroad car models in the 1940s, 50s and 60s using aluminum, steel bar, soft and hard woods, plastic, and glass. The Museum displays a number of these intricate works of art in this gallery.