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Date of visit:
January 23, 2002

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Location of D&SNGRR
 

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Site Highlights:
 In town
 Expensive
 Museum
 Uncrowded in winter
 "Cattle Car"
 Travel only half-way
 Majestic views
 Canyon vistas
 Bring camera

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The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR
The D&SNGRR JourneyThe D&SNGRR JourneyWelcome aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. You are about to embark on an unforgettable narrow gauge steam rail journey along the spectacular and ever-changing Animas River. This somewhat nostalgic means of transportation is a relic of earlier times. If the first few flakes of placer gold had not been discovered at Silverton in 1860, and if the Denver & Rio Grande Railway had not decided to expand its narrow gauge system to the growing mining camp along the Animas River, your trip would not be possible today.

Engine 478 of the D&SNGRRThe Silverton generally follows the Animas River as it meanders back and forth across the lovely lower valley. But beyond Baker's Bridge this slow-moving character changes to that of a river running wild through an almost inaccessible gorge. Past the gorge, the track continues to follow the rushing, tumbling Animas to Silverton. The distinctive greenish color of the water probably is due to copper salts from mines in the Silverton area.

The D&SNGRRRead the complete history of the D&SNGRR here  This is a PDF document (16Kb)


Site Gallery - D&SNGRR
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The D&SNGRR Journey The D&SNGRR Journey The D&SNGRR Journey
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The D&SNGRR Journey The D&SNGRR Journey The D&SNGRR Journey
The D&SNGRR Journey The D&SNGRR Journey The D&SNGRR Journey
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Site Gallery - Town of Durango
Town of Durango Town of Durango Town of Durango
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Text source extracted from "Cinders & Smoke" by Doris B. Osterwald
(complete text).
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