More than 700 guests will ride behind the Living Legend, No. 844 Denver, CO, July 20, 2018 – The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train, presented by MDC Richmond American Homes Foundation, travels round trip from Denver to Cheyenne on Saturday, July 21. More than 700 passengers, selected through a ticket lottery in mid May, will be treated to a historic day of western entertainment which includes attending the “Daddy of ’em All” rodeo at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Dating back to the 1900s, this annual trip was a highlight for Denver and Colorado politicians and businessmen because of the hospitality and VIP treatment they received. In 1992, The Denver Post brought back this western excursion to celebrate the paper’s 100 year celebration, and it has been running ever since.
The Train will be led by the Union Pacific Railroad’s Living Legend, Steam Locomotive No. 844 again this year. Delivered in 1944, No. 844 is the last steam engine built for Union Pacific.
The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train is a signature event of The Denver Post Community Foundation. A $2,500 grant will be awarded to The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum to support their mission of acquiring, preserving and interpreting the art and material culture of the American West.
“We look forward to this unique event each year,” said Tracy Ulmer, President and CEO of The Denver Post Community Foundation. “It’s exciting to take our guests back in time to enjoy such a great day of western hospitality from the Union Pacific Railroad and Cheyenne Frontier Days and we are thrilled to give back to the community in the process.”
For more information about the event, please visit DenverPostTrain.com.
About The Denver Post Community Foundation
The Denver Post Community Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, raises funds through individual and corporate donations, through seven unique Signature Events and Programs and through its annual holiday campaign Season To Share. The overall mission is to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that benefit arts and culture; children and youth; education and literacy; and the provision of basic human services. To date, including recent Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita grants issued this spring, over $3,090,250.00 has been raised and distributed. For more information, visit denverpostcommunity.com.