Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

Galloping Goose plows through snowstorms in Animas Valley

The Galloping Goose No. 5 experienced some winter adventure during two February excursions on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The Feb. 15 and Feb. 18 trips to Cascade Canyon were cut...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

A new era has begun for the 137-year-old Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with the arrival of Southern Pacific No. 18, an oil-burning locomotive. The new era is not necessarily of D&SNG ’s...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose to run winter excursions on Durango & Silverton railroad

For the third consecutive winter, the Dolores-based Galloping Goose No. 5 will run winter excursions up the Animas Valley on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. On Feb. 15 and Feb. 18,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mary Jane, boat with a story, to dock at Durango train museum

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will soon get a new exhibit in its museum: a 17-foot boat brought to Durango by rail in 1939. The Mary Jane, named after a person, not a plant, will be...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In a turn for the worse, cars drive on train tracks

I heard through the grapevine that a car got stuck driving up the railroad tracks downtown. Could you try to (ahem) “track” down this rumor. If true, do we need to erect Do Not Enter signs at every...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

416 Fire lawsuit may be put on hold

A lawsuit accusing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad of starting the 416 Fire that burned more than 54,000 acres this summer may be put on a brief hold, or a stay of proceedings,...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taxpayers pay half the costs when Durango-Silverton train starts fires

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s coal-burning locomotives have a long history of starting wildfires on public lands, with about half the firefighting costs falling on the taxpayers....

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Need a tree? Take the train

The San Juan Mountains are chock-full of trees. So many, in fact, that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has to cut some down to help prevent potential wildfires. Now, as the holiday...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six months later, no cause released for 416 Fire

Six months later, and no official cause of the 416 Fire has been announced. Saturday will officially mark six months since June 1, the start of the 416 Fire, which burned 54,000 acres north of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s skijoring race likely to return this winter

The annual skijoring race in Silverton is expected to return this winter. Pete Maisel, event organizer, said all insurance issues that arose out of the 2017 skijoring race – where three people were...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Al Harper: ‘Every crisis makes you better’

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s struggle with fire and flooding in June and July was not its first bout with nature for a line that traces its origins to 1881. The roundhouse was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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