Durango Heritage Train
Friday, October 9, 2015
Durango Heritage Train to Cascade Canyon
Join us as we "Step Back in Time" to the 1920s! The Durango Heritage Event Train will feature special event cars in the rear portion of the train for the folks wanting to celebrate the heritage of Durango with special themed fun.
Step back in time! Prohibition has pushed folks to extreme measures with gold and silver mines shutting down due to lack of minerals. Moonshiners are setting up stills in abandoned mine shafts. "TAKE HEED" reports the Herald Democrat - revenuer's arrest three men transporting milk bottles painted white in an attempt to disguise their brew - white lightning.
Robberies on board the Durango Heritage Train are known to occur. 'Gold' coins will be available for purchase at the train station before departure time that will help insure your safe passage. We caution folks to purchase your insurance and feel good about it since all 'robbery' proceeds will benefit a local non-profit organization.
'Period costume clothing' ranging circa 1880 to the Roaring 20s is required for this journey if you purchase your ticket to ride in the Durango Heritage portion of the train. No Steampunk or Modern Western wear please!
We'll be traveling north 26 miles through our beautiful San Juan National Forest to the wilderness area of Cascade Canyon at 7695' elevation. Dress warmly!
The standard-class front portion of the train will be for the folks wishing to enjoy a standard, no-frills, scenic train experience to Cascade Canyon.
Depart Durango 9:45am
Return to Durango 2:45pm
Adult $59.00* Child (age 4-11) $34.00*
Durango Heritage Event: (period costume clothing required)
Deluxe-class Rio Grande open gondola seating $79.00*
Deluxe-class San Juan coach $79.00*
Presidential-class Nomad $99.00*
Call 888-TRAIN-07 (872-4607) or 970-247-2733.
(This event is not available to book online.)
Note: Period clothing 1880s-1920s required to ride in the rear portion of this train.
To see more photos and for information on the annual Durango Heritage Celebration, visit www.durangoheritage.org