Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Pueblo Railway Foundation

  • Pueblo, CO
  • http://www.pueblorailway.org

Mission Statement

1) Collection, Preservation, Restoration & Display of Railroad Items of Historical Interest. 2) Operate Pueblo Railway Museum in the coach yard behind Pueblo Union Depot in our own new yard and restoration facility and in the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center. 3) Developing cooperative educational programs with school districts and public library.

Main Programs

  1. Museum Operation
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Primarily southern Colorado.  We receive visitors from Colorado and throughout the US as well as many foreign tourists.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr Gerald Dandurand

Keywords

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Historic restoration, Railroads, History, Museum, Civic

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Also Known As

Pueblo Railway Museum

EIN

87-0694204

 Number

5093037235

Physical Address

Northwest of Union Depot

Pueblo, CO 81003

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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In 2010 completed the 3 year project to build a new rail yard to store and display equipment including access to restoration building and modifications in the building itself.  We plan to continue to consolidate our collection in a more centralized location, add improvements to yard and building.  We are also planning cosmetic restoration of large steam locomotive ATSF #2912.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Museum Operation

- Operate the Pueblo Railway Museum, and maintain and operate the museum's historic equipment. - Maintain the Transitions in Railroading exhibit at the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center. - Upgrading the Pueblo Railway Foundation Restoration Center located at 330 "D" street in Pueblo. - Community outreach for passing on the personal histories of railroading that were a cornerstone to the growth of Pueblo CO as a major industrial center. - Hand-on education experiences through public activities like the Pueblo Express Christmas train, Pueblo Parade of Lights, Heritage Days, etc. - Completed the patriotic paint scheme on C&W locomotive #102, "The Patriot" - Begun Phase I of track expansion plan to connect our facilities, the depot and the Heritage Center with ultimate movement of the entire collection to our own propery.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$32,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Primarily southern Colorado.  We receive visitors from Colorado and throughout the US as well as many foreign tourists.

Funding Needs

We do not currently charge admission.  We do generate some operating income from user fees including train rides and renting space to store private railroad cars which also improve the ambiance of the museum.  We need funding for the museum operation as well as preservation & capital projects.

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PUEBLO RAILWAY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Pueblo Railway Foundation

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Principal Officer

Mr Gerald Dandurand

BIO

Successful contractor and real estate developer. Longtime interest in railroading and history. Board member of Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center, Pueblo, CO and Denver & New Orleans Railroad Club, Parker, CO.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"I am very excited about the possibility of making the 2912 steam locomotive look like new a new engine. Since the 2912 is listed in the Register of Historic Places and Things, we are eligible for funding of 50% to 75% from the Colorado State Historic Fund. We need to develop a plan to raise the balance of the funding required.  We also need to recruit volunteers to help reduce the cost of the project by performing some of the work in house and to do work around the museum."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gerald J Dandurand

Dandurand Builders, Inc.

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