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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Photo: © James Melzer | Flickr

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango, Colorado provides the thrills along its beautiful and perilous gorge route

Inaccessible by road, the Animas River Gorge daunted 19th-century engineers charged with tethering this narrow gauge railway to its fragile wall. Today, vintage steam locomotives take riders on a heart-pounding journey around a treacherous high line curve and across a wood-decked high bridge to the old gold rush town of Silverton, now a mountain recreation center.



 
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