Non-Member Library Research Request Fee
Library Service ChargeOur research volunteers can answer general railroad research questions for a small fee. In your request, please clearly define the information you would like us to look for (i.e., a name, railroad company, event, date, or document) and any sources you want us to search. Vague or poorly defined requests cannot be researched and will be returned.

When will I get the results? Research requests are handled in the order they are received. Turnaround time is 20-25 business days from receipt of payment.

Can I publish the results of the research? If you would like to publish a reproduction of an item in our collections, please see our Reproduction Use Agreement.

If you have questions about research requests, please contact us at 720-274-5148 or email ResearchVolunteer@crrm.org. For technical questions concerning the online payment portal, please contact Online Store Support.

Payment is required before we can begin to research your request. Please note that we may not be able to answer your question, depending on the materials we have and the nature of your question. Your research payment helps support the preservation and care of our library, archive, and artifact collections at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Instructions for submitting a research request

  1. Make payment for a Research Request Fee in the Museum's Online Depot General Store here.

  2. Complete the Research Request Form located here.

  3. Return your completed Research Request Form by email to ResearchVolunteer@crrm.org or by mail to:

Robert W. Richardson Library: Research,
Colorado Railroad Museum,
17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO, 80403.


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