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The love of the locomotive is so pervasive in American culture, it even has its own term: railfan. Or train buff, rail buff, railway enthusiast, trainspotter or any combination of the terms. And for those railfans, Durango brings you Railfest. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad puts on Railfest Aug. 18-20 with a slew of special railroading events, including a photo train, a murder mystery train, and the Durango train’s Presidential Special…. Read More

Colorado is a relatively new state, in the grand scheme of things. While Delaware was the first state to officially join the Union in 1787, we’ve only been a state since 1876. If you do the math, that’s 138 years. So it’s kind of crazy — and crazy impressive — that the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is celebrating its 131st year! Narrow Gauge Days kicks off next weekend, May 2-3, to mark the Durango… Read More

It’s almost that time — time for the 2013 True West Railfest in Durango with all things railroad for train lovers. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is partnering with True West magazine to bring the True West Railfest to Durango Aug. 15-19 and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic movie “Tombstone.” The festival offers five days of events, entertainment and opportunities to check out historic railorabilia (rail + memorabilia = railorabilia)…. Read More