It has been a long time since Denver had a visit from Union Pacific 3985.
Railroad Glory Days
Denver actually has two remaining railroad stations: the well known Union Station, and the long disused Moffat Station shown here in a photo taken yesterday.
Moffat Station was the Denver terminus of David Halliday Moffat’s Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railroad. This railroad was a latecomer to Denver — construction begun in 1904. It was projected to be the short route between Denver and Salt Lake City. Although the railroad never achieved Moffat’s (1839 – 1911) goal,ending a Craig, it survived long enough to be absorbed into the Denver & Rio Grande Western in 1947.
The station, designed by Edwin Moorman, is said to be predominantly Georgian Revival architecture and was opened to business in 1906. It has been redeveloped for a new use among overwhelming, larger new buildings that constitute Denver’s burgeoning LoDo neighborhood.
On Saturday 15 November the Trust’s ecologist Stuart Collins will be holding a free ‘Birding for Beginners’ course teaching people how to identify different species of bird.
The course is aimed at showing birdwatchers what to look out for through the changing seasons. On Sunday the Trust’s ‘Explorers’ education team will be teaching families how to make simple feeders helping birds through the winter months.
The team will also be leading some fun bird-spotting activities and helping families to collect leaves which they can use to create special Autumn crowns. The ‘Explorers’ programme is aimed at teaching kids all about the history and wildlife of their local canals as well as how to enjoy them safely.
The event is run by volunteers and is part of a monthly programme of things to do at Fradley Junction. More information The Birding for Beginners course takes place from 9:00 on Saturday 15 November.
For more details or to book a place contact Stuart Collins on 07879 884 802 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The ‘Explorers’ activities take place between 11:00 and 14:00 on Sunday 16 November.