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2013 Durango Blues Train

Blues on the Rails

Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1, 2013

Durango Blues Train logo

Although Saturday's train is SOLD OUT, there are still tickets available for the Friday night train! BOOK NOW to be sure to get onboard for this fabulous GOOD TIME!

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival present the 3rd Annual Durango Blues Trains on May 31 & June 1, 2013. This exclusive musical Blues Trainevent returns for a third year after overwhelming response and praise for the event's previous blues trains. The event has grown to two nights, with each evening providing 3 hours of live blues music while traveling on the rails behind the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive for an unforgettable experience.

"We are very excited to return for a third year and excited to extend to two-days, giving more people a chance to ride the Blues Train," said Steve Gumble, founder of Durango Blues Train. "Something magical happens when you combine blues with a steam fired train."

The 2013 Blues Train lineup brings award-winning music artists Peter Karp and Sue Foley, Lil' Brian & The Zydeco Travelers, Lionel Young, Kirk James, Todd & The Fox, and Low Volts for both Friday & Saturday nights. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach car, and passengers are to free to dance, move and sample all the musical acts while traveling from one vintage railBlues Train 2012 car to next. Entertainment and favorite libations are peppered with the scenery of the famous train featured in the Hollywood production, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," among others. 

478 chugging along in Durango

Guests will enjoy live blues and a full cash bar featuring beer, wine, snacks and a wide selection of hot and cold beverages, including non-alcoholic beverages all while riding the rails.

Board 6:30-6:50pm
Depart Durango: 7:00pm
Return to Durango: 10:10pm

Tickets are $95* per person.
Tickets are extremely limited so book early! Purchasers must be 21 years old to participate.
*Fares subject to a 6% Historic Preservation Fee.

To purchase tickets to the Durango Blues Train, BOOK online, call the Durango depot at 888-872-4607 or stop by the ticket office at 479 Main Ave. For additional information visit

Read the 2012 article in The Denver Post!Blues Train 2012

Boarding Time: Passengers must be on board no later than 6:50pm. If not occupying a seat at that time, you will be considered a No-show and your seat may be sold to the waiting public.
No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance of trip. If a ticket is cancelled more than 48 hours in advance of the trip, and we are able to resell the seat before departure time, after the trip is completed a refund will be issued less a $14 service fee. 


Note: The D&SNG reserves the right to add, change or omit equipment and/or scheduled trip details depending on conditions, schedule and unexpected circumstances. The D&SNGRR assumes no obligation other than refunding ticket cost. The D&SNGRR will not be responsible for any cancellation-related costs, including but not limited to travel, lodging and food if it is necessary in their opinion to cancel the event.


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