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12th Annual Railfest

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The ONLY excursions for D&RGW 315 in 2010!


D&RGW 315: The 315 is making limited runs with their newly-restored locomotive and this is the only time and place she will be running in 2010! She will be pulling a mixed consist and a Pullman Green consist resembling an excursion from the 1940s! Don't miss it! Click here for more information on the history and restoration of the D&RGW 315.

 

RGS 5 near TefftBridgeRGS Galloping Goose #5: "Even though originally built from Buicks and Pierce Arrows, the word “dignified” never seems to have been included in their description, but they were serviceable and definitely fit their purpose. Traveling through the countryside with a horn that could easily be mistaken for the call of a real goose, they were said to have “waddled” down the uneven, poorly maintained tracks of the cash-strapped Rio Grande Southern." Click here to read Larry Spencer's full story of the RGS Galloping Goose #5!

 

Eureka & Palisade #4:  Eureka _DCrawford photoThe wood-burning E&P #4 is one of the Eureka & Palisade Railroad's only surviving steam locomotives and is on the US National Register of Historic Places.  It is the oldest operable narrow gauge 4-4-0 in the U.S. The wood-burning locomotive has been restored by Dan and Ditty Markoff to its original appearance when it left Baldwin in 1875. It sports a "Russia iron" boiler jacket, polished brass bands, gold filigree, varnished oak, with red and gold trim.

 

 

New! The D&SNG is going green!   Pullman Green.

311 Pullman GreenOver the next six months, a total of four cars, three passenger cars and one mail-baggage car from the 1880’s will be painted to represent a 1930’s-40’s era scheme.  This set of cars will make their debut behind locomotive 315 at this year’s 12th Annual Railfest in August.  The green coaches will be further featured in a series of Photo Specials and private charter trains throughout the fall of 2010 and winter of 2011.  The cars will stay green for a period of 12 months.  Private charter operators looking for a period train representing those decades are encouraged to contact the railroad for more information.
This will be the first time that an entire train-set of cars has been back-dated.  The cars will not run on regularly scheduled trains.  The D&SNG will post schedules for these events in the coming weeks.   Early reservations are highly recommended as these trips are expected to sell out quickly!

Click here to see our Passport saving levels! These packages offer you the best experience at a great savings! Seats are booked on a space-available basis. Be sure to reserve your seats on these special trains EARLY! The Gold & Platinum Passports are available at these guaranteed rates only through May 31, 2010.Green coaches in valley
Click here to see our suggested Combination Trips! Although any trip or event can be purchased a la carte, these combinations are recommeded to use with Gold and Platinum level Passports. They allow the best opportunities to experience the widest variety of equipment over different parts of the line.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

SPECIAL PRE-EVENT TRIP ON PULLMAN PASSENGER EXTRA!315

Denver & Rio Grande Western 315 (D&RGW 315) On display in Silverton.

Eureka & Palisades 4 (E&P 4) and Rio Grande Southern Goose 5 (RGS 5) afternoon test trips to Rockwood.

North American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA): Arriving in Silverton to set up for Friday's test trip.

Click here to view the full schedule, details and fares for events happening on this day!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

E&P 4: Morning departure from Durango.

RGS 5: Morning departure from Durango.

D&RGW 315: Morning departure from Silverton.Goose on high bridge

NARCOA:  Test run Silverton to Elk Park.

Daytime events in Durango:
World Fast Draw Celebrity Shoot Out on south depot lawn. Email the organizer Dave at www.DaveL111@aol.com if you are interested in joining up!
Railroadiana swap meet in D&S Museum 3-7pm. If you'd like to have a table at Railroadiana, please contact Doug at www.doug.summer@colostate-pueblo.edu

Evening event in Durango:
Historical railroad presentations in D&S Museum.

Click here to view the full schedule, details and fares for events happening on this date!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

E&P 4: Morning departure from Durango.

RGS 5: Morning departure from Durango.

D&RGW 315: Morning departure from Silverton.

NARCOA:  Early morning Silverton departure to Rockwood and return to Silverton.Eureka

Daytime events in Durango:
Railroadiana swap meet in D&S Museum. If you'd like to have a table at Railroadiana, please contact Doug at www.doug.summer@colostate-pueblo.edu
World Fast Draw Balloon Elimination Championship on south depot lawn. Email the organizer Dave at www.DaveL111@aol.com if you are interested in joining up!

Evening event in Durango: Parade of Trains and Railfest Reception. Watch 5 trains arrive in Durango 10 minutes apart. Railfest Reception 6:30-8:00pm in the Museum. Included in Silver, Gold & Platinum Pssports. Tickets at the door $20.00 per person. Enjoy live music, hors d'ouevres, cash bar while mingling with railroaders young and old from around the world.

Click here to view the full schedule, details and fares for all the events on this date!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

E&P 4: Morning departure from Durango, one way to Silverton. 

RGS 5: Morning departure from Durango, one way to Silverton.

Presidential Dinner Train: Late morning departure from Durango to Silverton.

D&RGW 315: Day off. On display in Durango with Pullman Green consist.

NARCOA:  Early morning Silverton departure to Rockwood and return to Silverton.

Daytime events in Durango: World Fast Draw Balloon Elimination Championship on south depot lawn. Email the organizer Dave at www.DaveL111@aol.com if you are interested in joining up!

Click here to view the full schedule, details and fares for all the events on this date!

MONDAY, AUGUST 23

D&RGW 315 Freight and Chase Train: Morning departure one way Durango to Silverton.

E&P 4: Morning departure from Silverton to Cascade Canyon round trip. 

RGS 5: Two departures (morning and afternoon) from Silverton round trip to Elk Park.

NARCOA:  Early morning Silverton departure to Rockwood and return to Silverton.

Evening events in Silverton: Night Photo Shoot with D&RGW 315 and E&P 4 and D&S locomotive.

Click here to view the full schedule, details and fares for all the events on this date!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

E&P 4 and Chase Train: Morning departure one way Silverton to Durango.

RGS 5: Morning departure one way Silverton to Durango.

FULL MOON TRAIN (RAILFEST GRANDE FINALE!) Evening departure from Durango to Cascade round trip.

Click here to view the full schedule, details and fares for all the events on this date!

 

Call (970) 247-2733 or 888-872-4607 to book your tickets now!

If you plan to stay overnight in Silverton, CO be sure to book your hotel as soon as possible! Click here to go to the official site of the Silverton Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to visit The Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton or The Bent Elbow Victorian Hotel. They are offering Railfest guests 10% off their rooms if booked before August 1, 2010!

Note: Although we strive to adhere to our posted information, as in all railroading we cannot always predict weather and equipment status. The D&SNG reserves the right to add, change or cancel any run-by, equipment or schedules posted without advance notice.
Should an event be canceled for any reason, D&SNG shall assume no obligation other than refunding the actual cost of tickets. The D&SNG will not be responsible for any cancellation-related costs, including, but not limited to passenger travel, lodging, and food if the event cannot be completed.

C&TS 40 Years

After you've enjoyed the D&S 12th Annual Railfest, be sure to visit the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad as they celebrate theier 40th birthday. They've recently had a fire on the Lobato Trestle and your support for the railroad and the town of Chama will be welcome and appreciated! Visit  Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad for more information. 

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RAILFEST COMBINATION TRIPS.pdf17.71 KB
RAILFEST PASSPORT LEVELS.pdf32.13 KB
Aug 19 THU RAILFEST Schedule.pdf25.15 KB
Aug 20 Friday RAILFEST Schedule.pdf28.85 KB
Aug 21 Saturday RAILFEST Schedule.pdf29.31 KB
Aug 22 Sunday RAILFEST Schedule.pdf29.16 KB
Aug 23 Monday RAILFEST Schedule.pdf28.66 KB
Aug 24 Tuesday RAILFEST Schedule.pdf28.21 KB
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