Forney Transportation Museum, Rail Collection, Denver Photos

The Fourney Transportation Museum has a small collection of rail vehicles with the centerpiece Big Boy locomotive, one of a series which weighed over a million pounds & were the largest locomotives ever built. The museum was started by industrialist J.D. Forney.

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Forney Museum of Transportation in former Denver Tramway Powerhouse. Denver, CO.Cable Car by LeClede Car Co of St. Louis used for Denver's transport at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Cable car from Denver Tramway Co at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Forney Locomotive 040-T designed by Matthias Forney & built by Porter Locomotive Works, Pittsburgh at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
Forney Museum of Transportation in former Denver Tramway Powerhouse (1416 Platte St.). Denver, CO. On National Register.Cable Car (1888) by LeClede Car Co of St. Louis used for Denver's transport at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Cable car from Denver Tramway Co at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Forney Locomotive 040-T (1897) designed by Matthias Forney & built by Porter Locomotive Works, Pittsburgh at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
Forney Locomotive 040-T first used on elevated railways of New York & Chicago & then moved to mining operations around Denver, at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.German locomotive nr 7 at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Elaborate decoration of German locomotive nr 7 at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Painting of Indian chasing buffalo on nose of German locomotive nr 7 at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
Forney Locomotive 040-T (1897) first used on elevated railways of New York & Chicago & then moved to mining operations around Denver, at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.German locomotive nr 7 (1905) at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Elaborate decoration of German locomotive nr 7 (1905) at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Painting of Indian chasing buffalo on nose of German locomotive nr 7 at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
C&NW #444 locomotive at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Headlight of C&NW #444 locomotive at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Big Boy locomotive 4005 by American Locomotive Co, Schenectady, NY at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Each Big Boy series locomotive weighed over a million pounds & was largest locomotive ever built at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
C&NW #444 locomotive (1906) at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Headlight of C&NW #444 locomotive (1906) at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Big Boy locomotive 4005 (1942) by American Locomotive Co, Schenectady, NY at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Each Big Boy series locomotive weighed over a million pounds & was largest locomotive ever built at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
Big Boy locomotive cab controls at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Rail combo car built in Sweden at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Rail combo car built in Sweden at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Wooden passenger coach at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
Big Boy locomotive cab controls at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Rail combo car (1909) built in Sweden at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Rail combo car (1909) built in Sweden at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Wooden passenger coach (1910) at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
Rio Grande Pikes Peak Dining Car at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Pikes Peak Dining Car interior at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Railway derrick crane by Industrial Works of Bay City, Mich. at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Rotary snowplow by Leslie Bros Manufacturing at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
Rio Grande Pikes Peak Dining Car (1927) at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Pikes Peak Dining Car interior at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Railway derrick crane (c1940) by Industrial Works of Bay City, Mich. at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.Rotary snowplow (1909) by Leslie Bros Manufacturing at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.
Rotary snowplow was big enough to chew through any snowdrift at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.


Rotary snowplow (1909) was big enough to chew through any snowdrift at Forney Museum. Denver, CO.



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