Narrow Gauge Days!
May 1st & 2nd, 2015
Narrow Gauge Days! 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 and Saturday.
Friday, May 1st is Hot Dog 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! You'll also have a chance to meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T. rex from the hit PBS Kids Television series, Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train™. Dinosaur Train
Our premium-class cars and other railroad equipment will be available for tours 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.
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 2nd is Silverton Salutations
RIDE THE FIRST TRAIN: Join us onboard the Silverton Train when it departs Durango at 8:45AM. It will be the first passenger train to Silverton for the 2015 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!
IN SILVERTON: The D&S offers a complimentary continental breakfast at the Silverton depot at 10th & Cement Streets for people who would like to be at the train station to wave to the train as it steams past the station.
The town of Silverton welcomes the train with festivities and townspeople dressed from the Victorian era as the train pulls into the center of town.