Durango to Silverton Railroad, Colorado, USA  by Adrian Paul
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Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. By July of 1882, the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers.

The line was constructed to haul silver & gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the view that was truly precious.

This historic train has been in continuous operation for 127 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line

Camera – Nikon N80 SLR

101 views as at 15 March 2011

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See also Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

I am a retired secondary school English teacher and live in Coffs Harbour (NSW) Australia.

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 5 years ago

    A beautiful scenic capture and interesting info, thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks Maggie

    – Adrian Paul

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture Adrian … an interesting part of the world!

  • Yes, we loved it there – particularly as we spent three weeks touring the South-West with good friends of ours who live in this region of Colorado.

    – Adrian Paul

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