Colorado has a rich history of narrow gauge railroads which carried people and goods to and from the mining, lumber and farm towns of the Rocky Mountains. These railroads include

Fragments of these mountain railroads exists today as modern standard gauge railroads, or Steam Locomotive powered tourist trains (such as the above mentioned Durango and Silverton Railroad, Cumbres and Toltec Railroad and the Georgetown Loop Railroad Railroads).

Here you will find details about each railroad, the people who created and ran them, the places they went to, the obstacles they faced, the equipment they used (including lettering and paint guides) and books related to this subject.