Sherb Talk: Steam Returns to Ridgway

Full Steam Ahead! June's Sherb Talk is all about the railroad.

Karl Schaeffer, one of the founders of the Ridgway Railroad Museum, will cover a spectrum of railroad topics including; the history of the railroad in Ouray County, the story behind the Motors/Galloping Geese, and discussion of the RGS 36(the original and the new steam locomotive at the Ridgway Railroad Museum).

About Danny Karl Schaeffer

Karl grew up in Montrose, and holds to degrees from the Colorado School of Mines, and an MBA from CU. He worked for Denver and Rio Grande Western/ Southern Pacific/ Union Pacific Railroad for 22 years, maintaining the train cars and locomotives. Karl is one of the 6 founders of the Ridgway Railroad Museum (founded in 1989), and has been the president of the museum for 10 years.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Interested in supporting the Sherbino? Sponsors make it happen.

  • Alpenglow Arts Alliance
  • Telluride Foundation
  • Colorado Creative Industries

A history of community

Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to restore the venue and to offer events and community focused program. Learn more about the Sherbino.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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