Future: All Aboard Westcliffe was finally successful in buying the original early 20th century train depot in 2014. We are in the process of returning the depot to an approximation of its former glory, as it was early last century, including a working Telegraph site for the summer of 2019.
Volunteers & local paid craftsmen have been hard at work on the exterior, scraping, painting, replacing structural elements, roofing, doors, etc. We have also removed layers of materials in the interior to reveal the original walls, floors, etc.
Stop in & see what we've accomplished this year!!
Plans for the near future include the restoration of an 1889 caboose and several other standard gauge rail cars, to create a model of a rail section maintenance. The acquisition of a 4-6-0 or a 2-8-0 steam locomotive to occupy a space of prominence in the Engine House is still a goal, along with a water tower next to the depot.
These projects, along with numerous programs and planned activities for educational and historical presentations, are what help keep All Aboard Westcliffe an active and vibrant part of the Wet Mountain Valley Community.
The first engine to Westcliffe, #527 Standard Gauge.
This two story depot located in Westcliffe, was built for standard gauge spur from Texas Creek. The photo was taken September , 2018.
D&RG Caboose #0825 in fall 2011.