Research Associate Kris Autobee was a speaker at Rails and Cocktails, a program series presented by Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado on August 2, 2019. Her talk was entitled “The Railroad that Wasn’t”. By the early 1890s, the Brighton Creamery (Brighton, Weld County) had cut costs through increased transportation efficiency. The Creamery not only used the railroads to ship butter and cream to customers, but also ship milk from the farms to the creamery.  A group of Jefferson County dairies and dairy farmers wanted replicate Brighton’s method but lacked the key component – a location near a railroad junction.