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Narrow Gauge Day

Narrow Gauge Day!

May 4th, 2018

Narrow Gauge Day! Help us celebrate as we begin another season of continuous train operation between Durango and Silverton since 1882. Join in the fun and festivities on Friday (Narrow Gauge Day) and Saturday (Silverton Kickoff).  2018 is the 20th anniversary of American Heritage Railways purchasing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad! The day's events and activities will be centered around this 20th anniversary.Community picnic

Grilling hot dogs




















Friday, May 4th is Narrow Gauge Day 

We'll kick off the opening of summer service to Silverton with the annual FREE PICNIC and community celebration at the Durango depot. Our fantastic volunteer staff will be grilling hot dogs and serving chips and soda from 11:00AM -2:00PM. Watch for Snoopy to be dancing to the beat of the Bar D Wranglers strumming and singing some great Colorado songs!  Join us for the fun!!
The premium car, Nomad and standard class car Coach 333 will be on display; both have been recently renovated.  The B7, 1203, 476 and drop bottom gons 899 and 717 will also be on display as well as other railroad equipment.  Tours will be available and we invite you to visit the D&SNG Railroad Museum with new exhibits added regularly. The model train is beloved by kids of all ages and is continually receiving enhancements. Also new to the museum this year is a 600 gallon aquarium featuring Colorado River Cut Throat Trout!
Durango Cowboy Gathering will be on hand to tell you about their annual event in October.
Be sure to arrive early to pick up a free tree seedling! Owner/CEO Al Harper purchases seedlings every year for you to take home and lovingly plant to help offset the world's carbon footprint!

Saturday, May 5th is Silverton Salutations

RIDE ONE OF THE FIRST TRAINS: Silverton train arrivalJoin us onboard one of the first Silverton Trains of the season  departing Durango Saturday at 8:45AM and  9:30AM. These will be the first passenger trains to Silverton for the 2018 season. Historic Narrators will be dressed in period clothing and will stroll through the cars to tell a bit of history and provide a sampling of the daily Historic Narration offered daily during the Silverton season.

Book your seats now by calling 1-877-872-4607!

 

 

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