Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

Durango train begins fire mitigation, but is asked to stop

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s extensive fire mitigation project this spring was shut down after the U.S. Forest Service broached concerns about the number of trees being cut down...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle allows faster rescue in backcountry north of Durango

Search and rescue crews in Southwest Colorado have a new toy to aid missions deep in the backcountry, and this one is tailored to ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks. As...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Washout cuts off Durango train from Silverton for eight to 16 weeks

A recent rainstorm has washed out a significant portion of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s tracks, effectively cutting off the railroad from Silverton for the next eight to 16...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG receives green light to resume rides, with limited service

After months of being shut down, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is set to ride again, though with a much-altered look to adhere to social-distancing guidelines put in place because...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG hopes to run at 50% capacity by end of month

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad now says it can turn a profit running at 50% capacity and hopes to resume limited service trips by the last week of June. “It’s just going to have to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort’s insurance company sues D&SNG for 416 Fire losses

Purgatory Resort’s insurance company has filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for costs associated with the 416 Fire. Granite State Insurance Co., based in New...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge throws out D&SNG’s attempt to escape 416 Fire lawsuit

In a major blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge Monday threw out the railroad’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S. government is seeking $25 million for...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves variance request

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to seek a variance from Gov. Jared Polis’ public health order to reopen some businesses still shut down. But they...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With arrival of Durango train, Silverton says it’s open to visitors

SILVERTON – In a sign of strange times, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad didn’t take passengers Thursday through the San Juan Mountains to the town of Silverton; rather, the locomotive...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeks variance for outdoor recreation businesses, others

La Plata County should have a draft finalized Wednesday of a variance request from state public health orders that seeks to reopen outdoor recreation companies, gyms, churches and the Durango &...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Heritage Railways temporarily closes historical line in Washington

Because of operating difficulties caused by restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, American Heritage Railways has temporarily ceased operations of another one of its historical...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Durango train delays opening into June

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has extended its COVID-19 shutdown to an undetermined time in June as it continues to plan how it can reopen while still turning a profit under...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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