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!

Featured Photo:

Rio Grande 5360 leads the the MRODV east near Grassy as the Book Cliffs stand tall in the background.  photo credit by Frank Keller

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 17 (2018), click the button below.

Current Prospector
Volume 17, Number 4, 2018


The Prospector

Current Green Light
Issue 10-18, October, 2018





Check out the RGM&HS on Facebook and on Groups.io
There are two groups of note on Groups.io around the Rio Grande to be aware of:
  • DRGW Group - This is the group that has the [DRGW] as its prefix and was started by the society and is OPEN to anyone for all topics D&RGW, including current operations over former Rio Grande territory.  With over 1,400 subscribers this list is the "Unofficial Group" of the society and is jointly moderated by the RGMHS webmaster and two non-members of the society as a joint effort.
  • RGMHS Group - Is used for Society announcements, questions, comments, etc.  As the Society's "Official Group" its intended for RGM&HS paid members only. As a current RGM&HS member will be invited to subscribe to the group. This is the group that has the [RGMHS] as its prefix.
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