Narrow Gauge Day

May 5, 2023


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). Silverton summer train season begins May 6.

Friday, May 5th is Narrow Gauge Day (This event is over for 2023.)  Sign up for our newsletter to learn more about upcoming events.


We’ll kick off summer with the annual FREE PICNIC and community celebration at the Durango depot. Our volunteer staff will be grilling hot dogs for members of the community. Enjoy a hot dog, chips, cookie and soda while jamming to the Bar-D Wranglers who will be performing on the lawn in front of the depot.

Interesting railroad equipment will be on display including the Galloping Goose** and select cars from the Presidential Train. Tours will be available and we invite you to visit the free D&SNG Railroad Museum where new exhibits are added regularly. The model train is beloved by kids of all ages and is continually receiving enhancements. Also, be sure to check out the Animas River Display featuring a 600 gallon aquarium currently stocked with rainbow trout.

Representatives from Durango Cowboy Gathering, Tracks Across Borders,  Four Corners Bee Association, Bayfield Belles, and Operation Lifesaver will be on hand to share information about their organizations.

** The Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 will offer one hour train excursions from the Durango Depot (MP 451.52) to Event Park (MP 456.65). Two departure times are available.
May 5- Roundtrip Durango Depot to Event Park Excursions                                                             
Departure Times: 11:15am/12:30pm
Fares: $30*
* plus 8% historic preservation fee
To book a Galloping Goose excursion, please call 970-247-2733 or 800-408-3518

Hope to see you at the depot on May 5th!

or call for reservations!