Riding a historic train pulled by a steam-powered locomotive is great.
But it’s even better when it’s the Durango Heritage Train, a once-a-year event that allows guests to experience an 1880s train ride on historic passenger cars filled with people in period costume: cowboys, cowgirls and high-society folk wearing the latest Victorian fashions.
And you will be, too: Victorian or Old West costumes are required for everyone aboard the Durango Heritage Train.
According to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, “As usual, we have to be on the lookout for robbers when we ride the Heritage Train. Experience has shown that they’re getting more aggressive every year!”
Before departing, passengers can also buy silver and gold “coins” to have a quick bribe on hand in case robbers do overtake the train.
Passengers must be at the Durango train depot by 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, for departure at 9:30 a.m. The Heritage Train will return — hopefully without running into any robbers (wink, wink) — at 10:45 a.m.