D&SNGR brings economic vitality back to a snowy Silverton

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D&SNGR brings economic vitality back to a snowy Silverton

Business owners anticipate a healthy season fueled by high moisture, a good economy and ‘pent-up demand’
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad locomotive 482 pulled dozens of passengers into Silverton Saturday, the start of what business owners hope is a good season.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad locomotive 482 pulls the first train of the season to Silverton on Saturday morning leaving the Durango Depot full of passengers.

D&SNGR brings economic vitality back to a snowy Silverton

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad locomotive 482 pulled dozens of passengers into Silverton Saturday, the start of what business owners hope is a good season.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad locomotive 482 pulls the first train of the season to Silverton on Saturday morning leaving the Durango Depot full of passengers.

D&SNGR brings economic vitality back to a snowy Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a tourism pipeline between Silverton and Durango, and a fire that shut the train down last year hurt the economies of both towns.

D&SNGR brings economic vitality back to a snowy Silverton

Meanie Bergole has been working in Silverton for about seven or eight years. All the moisture from an epic winter is a double-edged sword for the town – it lowers fire danger, but makes the backcountry inaccessible.
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