Inside the OC&E: CMRM Unveils New Exhibits for the Holiday Season

Harris Department 56 Collection Donated to CMRM Our museum has received a unique collection of Department 56 villages from Marilyn and Bob Harris of Lincoln, Nebraska. Because Christmas was such a special time in their youth, the Harris’s already had an extensive collection of Christmas dec- orations, figures, and trees when in 1984 Marilyn purchased … Read more

Inside the OC&E – 2018 Fall Newsletter

Littler Youth Fund Awards Grant to CMRM Youth Program The Community Foundation of Greeley and Weld County awarded a Grant to the CMRM the first week of October to provide after-school and summer activities in a cross-curricular, hands-on learning environment using the LEGO Education STEAM Programs. The curriculum will engage students to become more independent … Read more

Inside the OC&E – 2018 Summer Newsletter

Inside the OC&E Museum Speeder Cart Gets Rebuilt Longtime museum supporters may remember that in October 2010, we placed a “Speeder Cart” out at the street corner next to the parking lot and Great Western track. The newsletter containing that article is on the website. It’s interesting to see how much the little tree has … Read more

Inside the OC&E – 2018 Spring Newsletter

Inside the OC&E OC&E Tests Mystery Locomotive Photos by Kirk Orndorff, story by Bill Kepner Several photos were recently uncovered from Gus Dobyns’ estate that were in a folder labeled “GP10 Trial – 1977”. You might remember from the “revised history” of the OC&E documented in the November 2010 through the March 2011 issues of … Read more

Inside the OC&E – 2018 Winter Newsletter

Inside the OC&E CMRM in the Classroom By Norm Wolstein Thanks to our caring volunteers and supporters, the Youth Program had a busy year in 2017. We conducted several “Kids Clinics“ teaching them how to paint, landscape, and develop miniature layouts. We also conducted several tours of the Colorado Model Railroad Museum for the Boy, … Read more

Department 56 Christmas Villages Collection

The holidays are making their way to the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, which is thrilled to announce its 2018 debut of the Department 56 Christmas Villages Collection. The donated display will be arranged and ready for public viewing on November 23, 2018. Museum executive director Michelle Kempema calls the collection “a true treasure” and expects … Read more

C&S 10583 Caboose – 1919

This beautiful fully restored Colorado & Southern Railway Caboose is on display for you to walk through and catch a glimpse of the past.

OC&E Railway HO Scale Layout

The Oregon, California and Eastern Railway can be seen in action on this 5,500 square foot HO scale model railroad layout. Breathtaking vistas and high wooden bridges are seen throughout this miniature world.