|Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge
||[Sep. 4th, 2006|01:29 pm]
Saving People, Places & Memories of the Past
You talk about a project where someone has saved the past! This railroad started in 1881 -- the history of the thing is amazing and volumous. Most of the other railroads in the area were demolished over the years, and this one came THAT close, but it is full up and running today, with some of the last steam engines of certain types in the world working away and being lovingly cared for.
I have the whole trip spread out over seven pages. Some of it is ruins, some scenery, some just personal shots I thought were amusing enough to share. The locations we hit are Trinidad, the Highway of Legends, Great Sand Dunes, an alligator farm near Alamosa, our ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway plus a tour of their train yard (some good relics shots in there), and the Royal Gorge.
Click here for your virtual vacation!