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Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Locomotive No. 169

Step back in history and view a unique locomotive from Alamosa's boom days as a railroad town. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Alamosa's narrow-gauge locomotive 169 was built in April 1883 by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After decades of service in the San Luis Valley, the engine was retired in 1938 and later refurbished for display at the 1939 New York World's Fair. A restored coal car and B-1 Business Car (1881) accompany the 169 in an outdoor pavilion in Cole Park near the Rio Grande bridge.

Cole Park, just off US Hwy. 160 at Rio Grande bridge
AlamosaCO  81101
(719) 589-3681
1-800-258-7597


Hours of Operation
Housed in an outdoor pavilion, the engine is visible to the public at all hours, every day. Can be toured by appointment only. The nearby Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce, which has visitor information and a small gift shop, is open 8 AM - 5 PM, M-F.
Directions
Traveling on US Hwy. 160 West: immediately after Rio Grande bridge, turn right off of US Hwy 160 (Denver Ave.) onto Fourth Street, then another quick right onto Chamber Drive to park at the outdoor train pavilion or stop at Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce (yellow depot building) in Cole Park. An interpretive sign marks the walkway to the engine's pavilion. Traveling on US Hwy. 160 East: in downtown Alamosa, turn north (left) onto State Ave. at the light, drive 2 blocks and turn right onto Fourth Street. Drive 2 blocks and turn left onto Chamber Drive. The outdoor train pavilion will be visible to your immediate right. Park in the gravel lot at the interpretive sign or on Chamber Drive.
Visitor Services
Parking
Restrooms
Gift Shop
Visitor Information
Picnic Area
ADA Accessibility
Pet Area
Designations
National Register Individual Listing
State Register of Historic Places
Travel Tips
The pavilion that houses the engine is located in the City of Alamosa's Cole Park, which offers ample parking, shade, benches, a playground, public restroom, ball field, and walking trail on the Rio Grande levees. Ethnic restaurants including Mexican, Asian, and a local gourmet eatery are one block or less away on Fourth and on Main Streets. Historic downtown Alamosa and its diverse late 19th- and early 20th-century architecture are just a few blocks to the west and south.
Entrance Fees
Free




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