Durango-Silverton Railway

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Walking to the train- crossing the Animas River in Durango

Beautiful scenery - historic railroad - an authentic mountain town of Silverton all made for a fun day. 

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The deep gorge, raging river, icy waterfalls, snow-capped mountain peaks, green meadows, gorgeous horses, and cute town of Silverton were sights to behold. 

While the train ride was admittedly long (3.5 hours each direction), we are very glad we got to enjoy it.  We took lots of pictures, (see below), and read some good books along the way.

We walked to and from (short 1/4 mile walk) the railway depot, as planned. 

We also bought hot chocolate and popcorn on the train, got bagels this morning for a picnic lunch, and played at the school playground in Silverton. 

We were so cold with our long pants and 2 layers of clothing that we obtained some afordable Silverton sweatshirts.  It was 34 this morning when we awoke- thank goodness for the heat in the RV!

Colorado is just stunningly beautiful!

 

 

VolleyballGirl says:
That's so funny -- just a few days ago, you were boiling hot in your RV and had to get the AC fixed, and now it is 34 outside and you need heat!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2008
susandent says:
Dad and I are sure enjoying all your pictures! They are stunningly beautiful! Already your trip sounds wonderful - first thing everyday we can't wait to check out your travel blog. How about a picture of all four of you? Love to all!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2008
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Walking to the train- crossing the…
Walking to the train- crossing th…
Theres our train!
There's our train!
Conductor prior to boarding
Conductor prior to boarding
Chipmunk who successfully begged p…
Chipmunk who successfully begged …
Silverton mine
Silverton mine
Silverton
Silverton
Silverton playground
Silverton playground
Silverton playground
Silverton playground
Silverton
Silverton
Silverton
Silverton
Silverton courthouse
Silverton courthouse
Lia in her new Silverton sweatshirt
Lia in her new Silverton sweatshirt
Charles really enjoyed the train!
Charles really enjoyed the train!
A lot of soot and pollution is off…
A lot of soot and pollution is of…
Deep gorge with river at the base
Deep gorge with river at the base
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