Trainspotting in Denver (CO)

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Trainspotting in Denver (CO)
Posted by Dutch steamer on Monday, February 11, 2008 5:08 AM
As a Dutch railroad fan staying in Denver in the first week of August, I wonder if any railroad enthusiast from the Denver area can give some advice where to see trains. Preferably spots that can be reached by public transport in Denver as I have no car at my disposal.
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Posted by sgtbean1 on Monday, February 11, 2008 8:58 AM

Hey countryman,

not knowing why you're going to Denver (business, vacation, family visit), I'd suggest renting a car (reserve in advance to get the lowest prices). Great spots I cannot give you, but you might want to check out the Denver RTD stations Pepsi Center, Alameda Station (UP trackage across the RTD tracks), or just down the street: Broadway Station.

You can also try Globeville Rd. near the La Quinta Inn. There's a yard right next to the river there. This one isn't far from the Union Station. 

West 48th Ave. crosses a yard on an overpass just northwest of where I-70 & I-25 intersect, looks like a good place to do some fanning. The last one can be reached by bus from Union Station in about 20 minutes.

Anyway, let me know if you found a good spot. I'd like to check it out myself the next time I'm in Denver.Cool [8D]

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Posted by CopCarSS on Monday, February 11, 2008 9:49 AM

Hi Dutch Steamer,

I can give you some recommendations in town, and acessible by public transit, but I think you might miss some of the fun of Denver railroading. Heading out on the Moffat Sub is a great experience because the scenery is spectacular. Based on your name, I'm guessing that steam locomotion might interest you. If so, trips to the Colorado Railroad Museum and the Georgetown Loop would also be nice excursions.

I probably could get a couple days off in August if you wanted to head out and check out some of the sites. Drop me a PM or an e-mail if you're interested.

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