Originally built in 1880 and having undergone several rebuilds over the next 134 years, this car debuted in 2014 as the “Yankee Girl”, named after the largest mine in the Red Mountain Mining District north of Silverton, Colorado. It has undergone a complete remodel focused on maintaining the old-fashioned flair of the 1880s while providing the comfort and conveniences of the 21st century. Luxurious Victorian-Era touches include woodwork created from Mahonany, Oak and African Bird’s-eye Maple, custom wrought-iron scrollwork, and stamped-tin ceiling panels. Your private attendant will be there to answer questions, serve beverages and let you know when the best photo opportunities are coming!
The Yankee Girl is scheduled for the 9:30am departure to Silverton allowing you a more relaxed morning in Durango; plenty of time to enjoy that extra cup of coffee before your arrival at the depot. Step back into the Gilded Age when railroads opened up the continent and provided first-class passage into the American West. The conversation is sure to be stimulating, scenery breathtaking and the experience unforgetable.