The last standing Single Stall Engine House in Colorado has been
restored to its 1901 grandeur. This is the centerpiece of All Aboard
Westcliffe’s historical Railroad District. A Heritage Center has been built and furnished to help tell the story of the
railroad and its link to the mining and ranching heritage of this
beautiful valley. A restoration workshop has been assembled and equipped
to refurbish the rolling stock. The above-mentioned
engine house has been refitted to serve in its new capacity as a small
railroad museum to showcase an era of steam locomotive transportation
that served a remote high mountain valley.
Some of the displays that you will see include a Google Earth Lansat collage of the old Texas Creek / Westcliffe branch of the D&RGRR that came into the valley in the early 1900's, a Timeline of the Custer County History and its relationship to the railroads, a working section car or speeder used by the section crew to maintain the rails, bridges and roadbed of this Westcliffe spur, and much more.