D&SNGRR named one of most world’s most astonishing train rides
The 11 Most Astonishing Train Rides In The World
By Helen Armitage
While an airplane might get you to your destination in a fraction of the time, nothing quite beats the romance — and window-side sightseeing opportunities — of a train ride. Here, we profile eleven of the world’s most amazing train rides. Click here for the article.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad – Colorado, USA
A train ride perfect for history buffs, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation since its completion in 1882.
Constructed as means of hauling silver and gold from Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, the railroad allows passengers to enjoy the same breathtaking journey — via a coal-fired steam locomotive, no less — taken by Old West miners and settlers more than a century ago. The 45.4 mile
route moves alongside the Animas River, winding through the remote wilderness and beautiful canyons of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest and often offering a glimpse of local wildlife, including black bears, deer and mountain lions.
This year-round railroad offers a variety of excursions, with seating options ranging from open-air gondolas to Presidential-Class luxury coaches. The railroad also offers special events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.durangotrain.com or call 888-TRAIN-07 (872-4607).