Forney Museum of Transportation

Big Boy

Growing up, you loved train and you can’t believe your eyes when you finally see it.
The 4005 Union Pacific “Big Boy.”

You saw steam engines in old movies, but never in real life. When you see the massive “Big Boy” train, you find yourself wondering how they even got it into the Forney Museum of Transportation!
They had to take the walls off and then you hear about the crash! You imagine 600-tons falling on its side and how it must have carved into the earth.

You can see the scars on its flank from the accident as you stand beside the driving wheels, nearly six feet tall!

Now you understand where it got its name.

No matter who you are, standing beside this monster steam engine, you imagine the history that happened before you got to stand here in the Forney Museum of Transportation.
See the Union Pacific “Big Boy,” and hundreds of other historical transportation artifacts!

Visit forneymuseum.org or call 303.297.1113 for ticket and tour information!

Kissel

Enjoy the history behind the vast collection of 800+ artifacts at the Forney Museum of Transportation!

It began with one Kissel automobile.
One Kissel that JD Forney traded his original Model T to get.
The same Kissel that he later courted his wife Rachel in.

That one car turned into the 2nd largest collection of Kissel vehicles in the world, and then into the Forney Museum of Transportation.

Now, that same museum houses Amelia Earhart’s first car, also a Kissel.
The 1923 Kissel Speedster. A Model 45 “Goldbug” running on 41 horsepower and 6 cylinders.
It’s a shiny yellow car complete with a mother-in-law sidecar on the side, no seatbelts of course.
When sitting in the side car without a windshield, your feet hung off like an amusement park ride.

Amelia Earhart owned it from 1924 to 1929, which was less than a decade before she disappeared.

Visit forneymuseum.org or call 303.297.1113 for ticket and tour information!