The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is one of the most famous, photographed, and written-about tourist railroads in existence.  Running between Durango and Silverton, Colorado (hence the name!), it carries passengers through spectacular scenery on its vintage trains.  Once the very end of the line for the Denver & Rio Grande (Western) Railroad, the D&S is now an active excursion line, and a key component of the local economy as well. I won’t go into much of the history or particulars of the line– others have done that extensively– but I’d like to share some of my experiences and photographs of the operation.  Living only 50 miles from Durango gives me regular such opportunities.

(Disclaimer: This is a railfan site, not an official site of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This site has no official connection whatsoever with the D&SNGRR nor with American Heritage Railways.)