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Celebrate the Durango Train at Narrow Gauge Days
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Durango Winter Photographer’s Train and Night Photo Shoot
There’s still time, and there’s still space, so there’s still a chance to get on the Durango & Silverton Winter Photographer’s Train this Sunday. This trip sells out every year, but there are still a few coach seats left, although spots are all booked up for the Night Photo Shoot in the D&SNG rail yard on Saturday, Feb. 15.
2014 Winter Photographer’s Train
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16
The Durango & Silverton railroad offers a few photography trips each year that give shutterbugs — professional and amateur alike — a chance to ride the rails through the pristine wilderness of the Animas River valley and the San Juan Mountains then deboard to take photos of the antique engine pulling the train through the winter landscape.
Sunday’s train will feature a K-36 steam engine pulling three heated coach cars as well as the first-class, glass-ceiling Knight Sky car that will serve as a classroom for a workshop during the trip. The train will stop in the woods, and passengers must be physically able to climb on and off the train to take photos. It will be a long day — the train departs at 8 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. — so passengers-slash-photographers should be prepared for the long haul.
After the train returns to Durango, photogs are invited to meet up at Brew Pub & Kitchen about a block from the depot. Passengers can warm up with happy-hour prices on drinks and appetizers and chat about the shots they got and the ones that got away.
Call 970-247-2733 or 1-888-872-4607 to make your reservations now.
Night Photo Shoot
The night photo shoot is booked up this year, but you can always put your name on the wait list and cross your fingers. For future reference, the night shoot gives photographers a rare chance to capture the Durango railroad’s engines and passenger cars in the D&S rail yard. The event is limited to 20 photographers and only offered to Winter Photo Train passengers. Call 970-247-2733 or 1-888-872-4607 to be put on the waiting list.
Bird Walks, Full Moon Hikes with Durango Nature Studies
This is the last month that the Durango Nature Center will be open before shutting down for the winter — but Durango Nature Studies is offering plenty… Read more “Bird Walks, Full Moon Hikes with Durango Nature Studies”
Ride the Cowboy Poet Train: 2013 Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
All aboard and giddyup for the 2013 Cowboy Poet Train on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad! The Cowboy Poet Train departs from Durango on Friday,… Read more “Ride the Cowboy Poet Train: 2013 Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering”
Labor Day events in Durango
There’s still another couple days to party down during Labor Day weekend (assuming you read this today), so what’s going on in Durango today and Monday-slash-Labor Day? Well,… Read more “Labor Day events in Durango”
Tulle Time: Durango’s “Tutu to Brew” bike parade and beer festival
Ugh. We hate not having anywhere to wear our tutus. Don’t you? It’s the worst. Well, yank your tulle out of the closet and fluff that sucker… Read more “Tulle Time: Durango’s “Tutu to Brew” bike parade and beer festival”
Durango & Silverton train discounts: Choo-choo!
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Durango: Rafting on the Animas River
The Animas River is one of Colorado’s major rafting rivers and accounts for about 9 percent of Colorado’s commercial rafting market, according to some report somewhere. But… Read more “Durango: Rafting on the Animas River”
Mountain bike trails and road rides in Durango
Summer is prime cycling season in Colorado, and Durango is one of the best places to explore the stunning San Juan Mountains and lush Animas River Valley.… Read more “Mountain bike trails and road rides in Durango”