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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

It is early morning in Durango.
A black locomotive chugs into the staging area of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad station. Passengers begin to board the 119-Year-old train that will take them on a journey through majestic mountains to the historic mining town of Silverton. Two short blasts to alert passengers and photographers that the historic train is leaving the depot. Gears thrust forward and the wheels of the engine begin to turn. Bright yellow, Victorian-era coaches inch forward, one after the other, as the train pulls out of the station and picks up speed as it travels through the pastoral landscape of the Animas Valley.

The train travels on a 36-inch track high above the roaring Animas River. Passengers see telltale signs of yesterday's mining and railroad activities as they ascend into the majestic San Juan Mountains. About three hours later, passengers arrive in the old mining town of Silverton, Colorado.

The train offers a variety of options for chartering historic private cars. Arrangements can be made for catering or any other special requests. Many wedding ceremonies and celebrations have been held on the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The train is accessible to the disabled and is also used by backpackers seeking access to the high country

Reservations are recommended, For reservations call 1-888-872-4607 or if you are in Durango 247-2733

Rates around 60 Dollars for an adult. Please verify. The ticket price includes a visit to the Durango & Silverton Railroad Museum, which opened in 1998 and the Silverton Freight Yard that opened in May 1999.

Durango-Silverton Railroad

Train Station
Train Station Durango-Silverton Railroad



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