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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train

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Constructed by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1881–82, the narrow gauge line from Durango to Silverton climbs nearly 3,000 feet in 45 miles. It was built to carry ore from mines in the San Juan Mountains, but now the scenic route is a major tourist attraction.

Location: 
Silverton
Place: 
San Juan County
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Date: 
1997

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