Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum


“In Durango, tucked in the back of the rail yard, you’ll discover the 12,000-square-foot D&SNG Railroad Museum. The Museum was created in 1998 utilizing 8 stalls of the ‘new’ 15-stall roundhouse built in 1989. READ MORE



The museum staff is knowledgeable in the history and current affairs of the local railroad.


Durango & Silverton Railroad Music Video.At least listen to the music while you view the rest of the post.

After Watching/Listening to the video are you ready for a train ride????


476 saw  extensive service on the San Juan passenger train, which ran between Durango, Colorado and Alamosa, Colorado until 1951.


Two drunks were walking upgrade between the railroad tracks. One of them said, "this is is longest stairway I have ever been on. hobo." The other one said, "It's not the stairs that bother me, it's the low banister.


A man and a woman, who had never met before, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train. Although initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, the two are tired and fall asleep quickly -- he in the upper bunk and she in the lower. At 2:00 a.m., he leans over and gently wakes the woman, saying, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold." "I have a better idea," she replies. "Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married." "Wow! That's a great idea!!" he exclaims. "Good," she replies. "Get your own damn blanket."


Linda and I were in Durango to hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the same railroad tracks that miners, cowboys and the early settlers of the Old West used over a hundred years ago. With about an hour to spare before boarding the train I had the opportunity to visit the museum..


800-square-foot model railroad :: SEE VIDEO of HOn3 Train - Silverton to Durango



The wall is lined with military miniatures..I didn’t know what the connection was so I did a little research.“I’m delighted to have a place where thousands of people will see them,” said Capt. William “Bud” Davis, U.S. Marine Corps (retired), center. Davis was referring to his collection of 5,000 lead and plastic military figurines that now will be housed at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum. Davis painted all of the toy soldiers and casted most of them himself. He has been at it since 1950. Read More



Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum Ranked #5 of 37 attractions in Durango Read reviews at TripAdvisor 


Nearing the end of the post:  Caboose - The end of train, a non revenue car.


Linda and Sara say, “Where have you been.”


The train is ready to leave the station.


Safely onboard,Melissa will highlight the trip to Silverton.Which may be another post….


DSC_0005 Joe Todd posting from the Durango & Silverton…Thanks for stopping by. P.S. The jokes don’t have anything to do with the museum. I found them on the net while doing some research. Made me LOL so thought you might enjoy..Also,one photo is from Wikimedia.

trainbear If you want your own train::

Bachmann Durango and Silverton HO Scale Ready To Run Electric Train Set


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We didn't have time to go to the Museum, so I enjoyed getting to see it through your eyes and camera.

Joyful said...

Your museum photos are beautiful. I really love the train photos and the outside of the museum is very nice.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I want to do that sometime... I've read so much about the Durango-Silverton Railroad. I'd enjoy the museum--but what I'd really love is the train ride.... Wouldn't that be great in the Fall?

I had a friend once who rode that train and lost her camera over the edge..... Gads!

Have a great weekend.

genie said...

I just love this post and the other one. I cannot close down the computer. genie