Railroads and Flood Relief

Steve Lee is a retired schoolteacher who often provides re-enactments at the Railroad Museum.  This afternoon from 2-5 he will be there in his role as Hiram Wheeler, a railroad jack of all trades, demonstrating the whistle signals that trains used to communicate with each other and their dispatchers in the pre-telephone/radio days.

Hiram Wheeler will be on hand again this Friday evening for “Colorado Rails and cocktails.”  Hear “Jack, the Rail Dog”, the true story of a dog that won the hearts of a dusty town in Arizona and “The Opening of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad between Ridgway and Rico”, a true railroad story with a twist. Entertaining and captivating, Hiram’s often humorous stories will paint a picture of the early days of Colorado railroading.  Tickets are on sale now, but they always sell out, so don’t delay in buying them.

Tomorrow night, Miners Alley will present a special performance of “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden,” with all proceeds going to benefit victims of the recent Colorado floods.  The suggested donation is $12 at the door.