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Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

 
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
 

Durango, Colorado, was founded in 1879 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. The railroad to Silverton soon followed in 1881, and in the summer of 1882, the route was completed and opened. Originally, it was built to carry silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but it didn't take long for the true treasure of the San Juan Mountains to be discovered: the scenic views. These are the same views available to passengers today. This historic train has been in continuous operation for 128 years, and the passenger cars are still pulled behind vintage steam locomotives that are authentic to the line. A ride on this historic train also brings alive the sights and sounds of days gone by, including its station in the charming, mountain city of Durango and its mining town destination of Silverton.

Hours Open: Varies by season

Time Period Represented: late 1800s through the early 1900s.

Seasons Open: Late spring, summer, early fall, and shortened winter rides.

Visitor Fees: Varies by package

For More Information, Contact:

Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

http://www.durangotrain.com/
479 Main Ave,
(970) 247-2733 · toll-free 1-888-TRAIN-07
 

KIRK STEWART wrote on April 05, 2012: I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO RIDE BACK IN HISTORY WITH A TRAIN OF DAYS GONE BY NOT TO MENTION THE MOVIE HISTORY OF THE LINE..

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Latitude: 37.275280000
Longitude: -107.880066700
Elevation: 6531 FT (1991 M)
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