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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

“Glorified homelessness”: Even tiny Silverton is experiencing the housing crisis that’s crushing mountain workers

Colorado’s housing shortage is exacerbated in remote Silverton, where there are no suburbs to commute from and little space to expand.

Housing

A historic San Luis Valley locomotive will tug passengers again thanks to a coal lot of love

Experts from across the country converged to restore Engine 168 for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad straddling the Colorado-New Mexico border.

Business

How divided is Silverton? Just ask one of the town’s six administrators who came and went in the past seven years.

The touchy mood among hardy high-altitude souls hemmed in by towering mountain swirls around how — or if — the small-town economy should change.

Economy

A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.

Culture

Storm damage to delay Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s service for months

The railroad's line from Durango to Silverton is expected to be out of service for the next eight to 16 weeks.

Transportation

Judge: Federal government’s lawsuit against Durango railroad over 2018 wildfire should proceed

In July, the U.S. government named the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as the cause of the 416 Fire

Crime and Courts

Polar Express rings in the holiday season, but wide-ranging themes power Colorado tourist trains year round

From weddings to murder mysteries, day trips to overnight excursions, rail with a special touch helps rev rural Colorado’s engine

Business

“Maybe it was bad luck,” tourist train owner says of massive fire near Durango that led to $25 million lawsuit

Federal prosecutors chase Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad chief for damages related to the 53,000-acre 416 Fire. He says he’s been focused on fire prevention since 2002

Crime and Courts

Southern Colorado is learning a tough lesson: Too much snow is a headache for the summer economy

Trail openings around Silverton are delayed for weeks and one big trail run is cancelled. But operators are making up for lost revenue with avalanche tours.

Business