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

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

Hey, look at that. It’s Aug. 1. And you know what that means… No? You don’t? That means a whole lot of deals this month to ride the Durango and Silverton train. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering a heap of discounts through August when you book the railroad’s bus/train combo trip. Riders can save 10 percent if they ride the bus to Silverton and take the train —… Read More