Museum logo
Museum logo

Search Term Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Name Castle Rock Scenic Railway
Details Opened on July 3, 1913 and continued to operate until 1919 when the operation went bankrupt and entered into foreclosure. The railway and accompanying resort were built by Charles Quaintance.

Also called Castle Rock Mountain Scenic Railway

Associated Records

Image of 1873.a - Postcard

1873.a - Postcard

Unused postcard marked, 5993 - Golden, Colorado, and Entrance to Clear Creek Canon from Castle Rock Mountain Scenic Incline Railway. Denver Mountain Parks. BAck of postcard stamped in red ink, Jefferson County Museum, Old Court House, Golden, Colo.

Image of 2012.028.018 - Album, Postcard

2012.028.018 - Album, Postcard

Postcard album envelope with 22 postcards that are accordian style attached to the envelope. Written on the outside of the envelope: "Golden, First Capital of Colorado, Souvenir Folder, The Region of Peaks, Parks, and Canons". The postcards inside are: "1464- Golden-First Capital of Colorado"; "1528 Castle Rock Mountain, The Peerless Panoramic Peak of The Rockies, Golden, Colo."; "1473 Castle Rock MT., Adolph Coor's Brewery in Foreground, Golden, Colo."; "1526 Golden, Colo. from Sentinel Point on Castle Rock Mountain Railway"; "1470 Washington Ave., Golden, Colo."; "1530 Above the Clouds, on Castle Rock Mountain, at Golden, Colo."; "1068 State Industrial School for Boys, Golden, Colorado.";

Image of 2014.063.001 - Postcard, Picture

2014.063.001 - Postcard, Picture

Used black and white postcard of Golden at night looking towards Castle Rock. St. Joseph Catholic Church is in the middle right. Printed across the front bottom: 1527 Castle Rock Mountain Railway and Park at Golden Colo. "A unique night trip from Denver." Back of card is dated Mar 2, 1917. Card addressed to Mary Dedisse from Louisa Hicks.

Image of 2016.055.001 - Postcard

2016.055.001 - Postcard

Black and white real photo postcard of Castle Rock funicular full of tourists near the bottom. A gentleman with hat with "Golden, Co" on the bill is hanging off the front. The funicular car has the company's name on the front "Castle Rock S*/ A.D. Kenyon, Con*/ Denver, CO".

Image of 2016.066.001 - Brochure

2016.066.001 - Brochure

Tourist brochure for the Castle Rock Mountain Railway and Park in Golden, Colorado. Cover depicts one of the funicular cars with Castle Rock and South Table Mountain in the background. Image is black and white with a yellow accent. Opening the brochure reveals three more black and white images of funiculars on the track. A central block of text describes the attraction, referring to Castle Rock as, "The Sentinel of the Rockies." Two additional brochure panels provide trip suggestions and logistical details for getting to Golden from Denver.

Image of 2062.n.21 - Postcard

2062.n.21 - Postcard

1528, Castle Rock Mountain, "The Peerless Panoramic Peak of The Rockies," Golden, Colo.; and 1437, Summit of Funicular Railway, Near Golden, Colo.

Image of 2544 - Postcard, Picture

2544 - Postcard, Picture

Black and white postcard of the Castle Rock Mountain Railway and Park car descending the summit of Castle Rock on South Table Mountain in Golden, CO. The car is filled with sightseers and the three rails from the railway funicular can be seen in the foreground. Printed across the top of the postcard: 1530 "Above the Clouds," on Castle Rock Mountain, at Golden, Colo. Postcard is unused on the back, however, it is stamped Jefferson County Museum, Old Court House Golden, Colo.

Image of 3083.b - Postcard

3083.b - Postcard

Two-sided black and white postcard: One side titled, 1466 - Scene in Denver's Mt. Park System near Golden, Colo., and the other side is titled, 1527 - Castle Rock Mountain Railway and Park at Golden, Colo.

Image of 2004.024.001 - Print, Photographic

2004.024.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of fire atop of Castle Rock Resort on top of Castle Rock in Golden, CO. Two main plumes of smoke are visible in the distance and various forms of vegetation are in the foreground.

Image of 2006.009.017 - Print, Photographic

2006.009.017 - Print, Photographic

Black and white circuit photograph of the intersection of 13th Street and Washington Avenue in Golden, CO. The view is looking north with various business, cars, and people throughout. From left to right are the Tramway Depot, Foss Drug, the Opera House Block The Linder Block, Castle Rock, and the Gem Building. Original photograph is mounted to foamcore.

Image of 2011.002.003 - Print, Photographic

2011.002.003 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of three young men standing outside of the concession stand on top of the Castle Rock Resort on South Table Mountain in Golden, CO. Back of the original photograph says: Atop Castle Rock. This is a cable road to the top and this is the top. Reading left to right: P.F. Kohlby-St. Louis, Mo, Al, Myself (George Herbert) in the new vest.

Image of 2011.020.028 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.028 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Quaintance Block after the December 1913 blizzard. Quaintance Block is located at the corner of 13th Street and Washington Avenue. The Armory building can be seen in the background behind a bunch of trees.

Image of 2011.099.017 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.017 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of four people (two couples) standing in a vegetable garden with two tall deciduous shade trees and wooden garden fence. Castle Rock is in the background and shows dance hall and funicular on the mountain. People from left to right are William J. Pearce, Susie G. Sparks, Margaret Sparks and Thomas H. Pearce Jr..

Image of 2011.099.1020 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.1020 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph viewed down the set of the tracks for the Castle Rock Funicular. Two cars are visible near the bottom of the hill on the tracks. The Bella Vista Hotel is located on the left side of the photograph near the corner. The Golden Mill along Clear Creek is visible on Ford Street on the right side of the photograph. Written on the photograph: 832 E.

Image of 2011.099.1025 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.1025 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Castle Rock Resort Scenic rail cars with several passengers in both cars. A man is leaning on the car on the right side of the photograph while another man is laying in front of the left car on the tracks. Written on the front of both cars: Castle Rock Scenic RY. Golden, Colo.; A.D. Renyon, Contractor; Denver, Colo.

Image of 2011.099.472 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.472 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph view of the smoke plumes when the Dance Hall on Castle Rock burned. A wooden fence is in the foreground. Bushes and other vegetation is behind the fence.

Image of 2011.099.482 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.482 - Print, Photographic

Black and white close-up photograph of the funicular located on the side of Castle Rock. Seven people are sitting in the rail car located toward the camera. An electrical pole is located beside the rail car. Written in the lower left corner: 832 B.

Image of 2011.099.550 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.550 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of cars and people forming on Washington Avenue for the start of the Armistice Day parade on November 11, 1918. Foss Drug store located at the corner of 13th Street and Washington Avenue is on the right side of the photograph. Quaintance ticket office for the Castle Rock Mountain Railway and Park is located across the 13th Street from Foss Drug store. Telephone lines run along the left side of the photograph. Houses and other buildings are in the background.

Image of 2012.011.004 - Print, Photographic

2012.011.004 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of the two Castle Rock Scenic Railway cars parked side by side filled with people. South Table Mountain is in the background.

Image of 2012.010.103 - Print, Photographic

2012.010.103 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of a woman named Edith waiting at the Castle Rock Mountain Railway Depot at the base of the funicular in Golden, CO. The depot is an open air structure built out of log slabs. Castle Rock Mountain RY Depot is painted on the roof. North Table Mountain is in th background.