Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango and Silverton, Colorado

On a recent trip to our daughter’s in Durango, Colorado we checked something off of our bucket list–taking a train ride in the Colorado Rockies on the Narrow Gauge Railroad, between Durango and Silverton.  This restored steam train offers scenic, seasonal rides and ends at a museum displaying machinery. If you ever have a chance to go, I’d strongly suggest that you do so!  It was awesome.  Enjoy the photos.

We heat with wood and I loved the ornate pot belly stove in the train station.

We heat with wood and I loved the ornate pot belly stove in the train station.

There was still snow in early May.  This area could receive snow in June.

There was snow in early May. This area could receive snow in June.

Beautiful mountain scenery along the way.

Beautiful mountain scenery along the way.

When I asked for the time, out came the cool pocketwatch!

When I asked for the time, out came the cool pocket watch!

Nice mountain views in the background.

Snowcapped mountain views in the background.

All aboard!

All aboard!

Switchback on the ride back.

Switchback on the ride back.

Awesome panaromic shot.

Awesome panaromic shot.

Panaromic antique wooden train car.

Panaromic antique wooden train cars.

Jim in Silverton, Colorado.

Jim in Silverton, Colorado.

We had an awesome day and have wanted to do this for over thirty years.

We have wanted to do this for over thirty years and had an awesome day!

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango and Silverton, Colorado

  1. Debra says:

    Water was up Looks chilly!

  2. I didn’t stick my toe in the water but I know it was cold due to the snow! Probably lots of water due to the snow melting.

  3. Cheryl says:

    What beautiful pictures, I would love to go on a train like that one day.

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