Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado

June 13, 2012

With the motorhome parked at American Legion Post #28 in downtown Durango…we walked the six blocks and boarded the train for a 9:15 AM departure. It’s 45.2 miles to Silverton. To read about Silverton, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverton,_Colorado

The elevation in Durango is at 6,512 feet and in Silverton 9,308 feet…a gain of  2,796 feet. With a maximum grade of 4%, it took us 3.5 hours to reach Silverton…going uphill. We enjoyed a two-hour lunch break and walk-around time in Silverton after which we started downhill  and returned to Durango in 3.5 hours.

Here’s an illustration on the route map…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

You can read about the route by clicking this link…
http://www.durangotrain.com/ride-us/-route

To read all about the history of this railroad, click these links…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durango_%26_Silverton_Narrow_Gauge_Railroad

http://www.durangotrain.com/history

To read about the Historical Narration Journey that we took, click this link…
http://www.durangotrain.com/ride-us/deluxe-class/historical-narration-journey

Here are some photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

To see the other 70 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/DurangoSilvertonNarrowGaugeRailroadColorado

Seven hours on a train made for a long day…but the scenery made it all worthwhile.

Enjoying beautiful nature scenery is yet another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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