Aug 25, 2011 8:28 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

FasTracks builder working on the railroad museum

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - The contractor building a light rail line from downtown Denver to Golden is donating $50,000 worth of labor, materials and equipment for a project at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

The Regional Transportation District says Denver Transit Construction Group will build 300 feet of track for the museum in Golden on Saturday.

The 15-acre museum has standard-gauge and narrow-gauge railroad quipment, some of it in operating condition, as well as a roundhouse for restoration work and a large collection of documents, photos, paintings and artifacts from Colorado's railroad history.

The contractor is building RTD's 12-mile West Rail Line between Denver Union Station and the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden. The line is scheduled to begin operating in 2013.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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