Programs 2018

Program times and places will be found on the Timetable

January 30, 2018
Members from the Colorado & Southern Railway Society presents the history of the C&S Caboose No. 1006.
The Colorado & Southern Railway Society is in the process of restoring the C&S Caboose No. 1006 to operational status, as it would have appeared in 1914, when the Colorado & Southern rebuilt its cabooses to the state they appear in today. Currently only three C&S bobber cabooses remain. No. 1009 is at the CRRM, No. 1008 is being restored by the Farmer brothers, and No. 1006, which is owned by the town of Silver Plume. Caboose No. 1006 is the only one of the three to retain all its original parts. Thus, it stands as the only truly complete C&S Narrow gauge Caboose.

February 27, 2018
General Meeting and our Annual Winter Swap Meet. Members may Buy – Sell – Trade their Trains, Structures, and Accessories. Start looking now for items you wish to offer for sale or trade. Pizza provided by the Hospitality Committee. Come for some bargains and some fellowship.

March 27, 2018
Program presented by Bob Leise (along with other members of DGRS) on the new “Larkspur Consolidated Railroad.” This 7 1/2” rail project is currently under construction in Larkspur, CO.

April 24, 2018
Steve Patterson, who worked for many years on various railroads, will present a program on the life of Fred Harvey, the man behind the Harvey Houses along America’s railroads.

May 22, 2018
Annual Gardening Presentation at O’Tooles Garden Center in Littleton

June 16, 2018
DGRS Annual Picnic and Swap Meet at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Members may Buy – Sell – Trade their Trains, Structures, and Accessories.

July 31, 2018
Get ready for fun! Cherylene Evans is presenting “Adding Whimsy to your Layout.” We will meet at Doug Mayes home, and will be creating a bit of whimsy for our railroads. Bring an old pickup truck, or a gondola car that is no longer worthy rolling stock or perhaps a little cart or wagon and we will plant succulents in them. They should survive the summer, add whimsy to your railroad and can live indoors through the winter.

August 28, 2018
Larry and Barbara Foos will host our annual Ice Cream Social at their home in Littleton.

September 25, 2018
Jeff and Dominique Lillo will present “A Day in the life of a Modern Railroader”. An in-
siders view into the current operations and family life of a Union Pacific Engineer.”
This presentation will include plenty of photos, discussion and stories about the Denver area
railroading and the affects it has on family life. Jeff Lilo is an Engineer currently employed on the Union Pacific Railway.

October 30, 2018
“The Uintah Railroad” will be presented by Ron Senek. The railroad was built for the sole purpose of hauling Gilsonite from Dragon, Utah to the refinery at Mack, Colorado.  Ron retired from a career in mining. He now lives in Grand Junction, Colorado. He is a member of the National Railroad Historic Society, Rio Grande Chapter. This group maintains the Uintah Collection at the Cross Orchards Living History Museum. He is also a member of the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, G Group, which has a layout at the museum. In addition to these groups, he is a Friend of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. He spends two weeks with them every summer in Antonito CO rebuilding drop bottom gondola cars. He’s also a member of the Utah Garden Railway Society. At his home he has a 2,400-foot G-Scale layout.

November 27,  2018
“The Stampeder’s and the Railroad” – a presentation by Joe Foss.
This is the story of the last great gold rush in North America & the railroad it spawned. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railway connected the sea with the Yukon interior, bringing in needed supplies and goods, and taking out minerals such as silver, Zinc, and GOLD !!!  Today, it is “The Scenic Railway of the World”.

December 2018
DGRS Holidays – Members – follow your Newsletters for Information. No meetings or programs are scheduled in December.

Program Chairman – Erlene Finch contact via