Welcome to the Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society, An independent, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization who's mission is preserving, disseminating and sharing the history of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad its predecessors, for the encouragement of accurate scale modeling of those railroads.

The mission of the Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society is to preserve and disseminate historical information about the collective Rio Grande railroads for the benefit of our members and to others by creating and promoting fellowship and education among persons interested in the D&RGW.  Locating, gathering, preserving, interpreting and distributing information, documents, publications and other tangible items relating to the D&RGW.

We Invite You to Become a Member of the RGMHS! Click here to Join!


Society Publications:

The RGM&HS publishes The Prospector, is our professionally produced and beautifully illustrated quarterly magazine featuring the finest work of historians and other experts on all aspects of Rio Grande Railroad.  Dealer inquires on carrying our magazine are welcome.  You can contact membership@rgmhs.org for more details. 

The Green Light is the society's electronic newsletter delivered 8 times a year via e-mail is intended to provide society information not included in the four regular issues of The Prospector magazine.

Members will find news about the Rio Grande, general interest, products of interest like books, videos, calendars featuring the railroad.  The
Green Light also highlights Society initiatives to provide individuals interested in learning about the D&RGW with historical information like the Rio Grande Source Data project which contains original Rio Grande publications, timetables, equipment information and other materials sold by the society in our Company Store.

If you have a Rio Grande story idea or photos you want to share in The Prospector or Green Light can contact the editor editor@rgmhs.org we'd love to heard about it.  Submission guidelines can be found by clicking here

We make available for purchase the current and back issues of The Prospector from Volume 1 (2002) through the current issue in Volume 20 (2021), click the button below.

Current Prospector
Volume 20, Number 4, 2021


The Prospector

Current Green Light
Issue 12-21, December, 2021


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