Galloping Goose No. 5
of the
Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Goose5pic

  The Galloping Goose Historical Society was founded by a group of Rio Grande Southern Railroad enthusiasts in Dolores, Colorado as a non-profit corporation in 1987.

  The purpose of the GGHS is to preserve, restore and operate the Historical Rio Grande Southern Railroad and all necessary equipment, rolling stock, real property, historical sites and buildings.

train trestle pic
Galloping Goose No. 5 was completely restored to operating condition in 1998.  It now operates twice a year on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  (see schedule link above for details.)
Goose at DSNGR
East Side of Depot pic
An exact replica of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad's Dolores Depot was constructed by the Society in 1991.  It now houses the Society's Museum and Gift Shop and is located in the center of Dolores on Railroad Avenue.
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     Galloping Goose No. 5 is located in Dolores in the Four Corners area of Colorado.  Dolores is halfway between Durango and Telluride, only 20 minutes from Mesa Verde National Park, and we are where the Dolores River forms McPhee Reservoir, the second largest body of water in Colorado.  With the Dolores River running through town and mountains on both sides of the valley, Dolores is one of the truly unique vacation spots in Colorado.
dolores area map
“Galloping Goose” and associated images as used on the Rio Grande Southern Railroad are registered trademarks of the Galloping Goose Historical Society of Dolores, Inc.  All written material and photographs contained on this web site are the property of the Galloping Goose Historical Society and any copying or reproduction of any material on this site must be by permission.