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All Seven Galloping Geese at the Colorado Railroad Museum June 16-17, 2012

Colorado railroad enthusiasts will be flocking to the Colorado Railroad Museum during its Goose Fest this June.  The scattered fleet of seven Galloping Geese will be reunited for the first time ever for this event.  Truly a once in a lifetime event.  Rail fans from around the world will be attending this event.

The Galloping Geese have been scattered around Colorado and one in California since the dismantling of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad in 1952.  They originally waddled from Ridgway to Durango from 1937 – 1952.  Several restored Geese have since run on the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Cumbres and Toltec during special occasions.

The Geese have a number of owners.

Galloping Goose No. 2, 6, and 7 – owned by the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO.

Galloping Goose No. 5 – owned by Galloping Goose Society in Dolores, CO.

Galloping Goose No.4 – owned by the City of Telluride, CO.

Galloping Goose No.1 – replica built by Karl Schaffer of Ridgway, CO.

Galloping Goose No. 3 – owned by Knott’s Berry Farm in California.

Rides will be available on select Galloping Geese throughout the day.  Visitors can also view the Colorado Railroad Museums ‘Galloping Goose’ exhibit.

Don’t miss this reunion of Colorado railroad history.  Galloping Geese played an important part in Colorado mining history and in linking communities together in southwest Colorado.

Read more about Goose Fest at http://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/special-events-2/themed/goose-fest/?doing_wp_cron=1337617457

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