Thursday, June 06, 2013

Colorado Skies from the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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MQTlogoa The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a narrow gauge heritage railroad that operates 45 miles of 3 ft track between Durango and Silverton, in the US state of Colorado.

DSC_0003Careful now don’t get a cinder in your eye.



Views from the Silver Vista Car as we travel through the San Juan National Forest


All Aboard………..”All aboard! Take a delightful trip to the past. Enjoy a scenic journey behind Durango’s historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive. Experience the sights and sounds of a romantic bygone era on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad , as it winds through the breathtaking canyons of San Juan National Forest to the old mining town of Silverton, a Historic Landmark.”READ MORE





Our car host, Melissa, was not only knowledgeable & friendly, but obviously enjoyed her work aboard the train.




“The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad uses approximately 10,000 gallons of water per round-trip and 12,000 pounds of coal, which is shoveled one shovelful at a time.”



“Two miles of the Animas River are “Gold Medal” waters, a classification for the highest quality of fishing for large trout. Fly fishing only on this stretch of water.”





Getting ready to pull into Silverton Colorado..


DSC_0370 Hope you enjoyed the scenery and skies.. Make sure to check out Sky Watch Friday and the train museum. Now for some famous Silverton food and entertainment.


Oh, and by the way the train ride back was just as neat.


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HansHB said...

Awesome, - I love railways!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We loved that trip! We only went one way on the train though. We were staying in an RV park in Silverton, so we went from there to Durango and got a bus back (and we were the only passengers). It really is breathtaking scenery....thanks for the beautiful pix and the memories.

Jim said...

Terrific shots.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for taking us along on that fabulous train ride!

Sky Hung on Fence

Jidhu Jose said...

nice clicks
happy SWF

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful and scenic train ride. The last shot is awesome and I love the train car that has the clear roof and all the windows. Thanks for sharing, what a ride. Happy Skywatching!

Sylvia K said...

I do love to travel by train and this looks like a great trip as well as the perfect skies!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Karen said...

Looks like a great trip! Excellent shots!

ExploreColorado said...

:) Colorado has such beautiful skies. Even better to see if from a train. Terrific photos. Happy SWF.

Joe Todd said...

The piano player is Lacey Black. Find out more about her at

TONY LETTS said...

I was enjoying that train journey until I saw the drop over the side and my vertigo kicked in :)

A Colorful World said...

Incredible pictures! What an awesome trip! I would love to do this....we are headed to CO in October (we hope!) but I doubt that we will get to do the train. May have to go back the following year to do it. I would just love that! Thanks so much for sharing! Love the pow-wow picture on your header too...we just came back from a Gourd ceremony I will be posting next week, and plan to attend a pow-wow in September. Hope you two are doing great!

Marja said...

wow what a great trip I love train rides but this one with the glass roof the best. The last picture is magical

Jenn Jilks said...

That looks like a fabulous trip!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

One of these days, I WANT to take that train ride. BUT--I would HAVE to be in one of those open cars... Reminds me of the ride we took in Cass, West VA (which I hope to do again sometime also). My Dad worked for the railroad --so trains have always been a huge fascination to me.

Great photos.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've been on the train four times but the latest was about 20 years ago. Time for another trip I think.