Durango & Silverton Ride

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by SeriousSam, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    Whats going on? I thought I would post a couple pictures from my trip to Durango, Colorado, where I got to ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Rail Road. The trip lasted about two hours, because it being winter time and the train is not able to make the full trip because of the snow. Nevertheless, the trip was very fun and I learned a lot. This used to be part of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Now, as you can see from one of the pictures (which really does it no justice), I have pretty big lips. Cold, dry moutain air plus a steady pace forward do not mix well with lips. My lips were chapped for about a month after the ride. The sunglasses are required because of the smoke and any small particles that might get in your eyes. One of the security guys said that they had people sent to the hospital because of smoke and coal particles going in their eyes. I appologize for the "stretched" pictures. I am not very good at this uploading stuff. If anyone has any pictures of this, or any other train ride, please post.

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  2. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    Aww man, POST MORE!!!!!!! dont mind the quality, just POST MORE!!!!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Cool stuffs. I plan to be there sometime this summer.
  4. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    heres another 2. the first one is on the same canyon as the first, but on our way back to the station. the second is after the train had backed up on the "Y" to turn around. Its a Narrow Gauge 2-8-2

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  5. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

    Great stuff! I certainly do remember how sooty you are after riding the D&S narrow gauge in one of the open air cars! sign1

    I have pictures of my ride somewhere in the house - it was a couple years ago.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Man - that's great scenery!! -- I Gotta get out there someday!!!!!
  7. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    It looks like an Alaskan RR. It has it all over the Cass Scenic RR for great terian and scenery.
  8. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    This is kind of how it starts. It goes from a beautiful mountain scenery to actually being in the mountains. There are a few places where the passage is so narrow, that you can actually reach out and touch the rock walls on either side of the train. I will try to find more pictures and scan them. But I think I left most of them in New Mexico at my parent's house. I'll post them as soon as I get them.

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  9. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    Hey, if you find them, please post. I really need to get into the digital camera era. These disposable ones dont do the scenery justice. And yes, you are sooty after riding the open car. Did you go to the museum after the ride?
  10. woodone

    woodone Member

    This has to one of the greatest trips that you can take.:thumb: The scenery is WOW! WOW! and you still say WOW!
  11. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    I agree. I had NEVER been on a train before (unless you count roller coasters), and it was a really cool first time experience (except formy poor lips).
  12. woodone

    woodone Member

    Well if your are like me this will be the trip that you will make referance to, if you ever ride any other trains. It will be hard to beat!! I have been on several others and they just don't match up to the scenery and the likes. This is one that I made a second trip back to see again.
  13. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Great photo's of one of the finest tourist railroads in the world. Thanks for sharing. When you were mentioning the cinders and smoke I got to thinking about something that I read about the earliest railroads that used stage coach bodies for cars and how the cheap seats were the ones on top of the coach where the passengers sat in the smoke.
  14. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    ...................:eek: :eek:

    Thats horrible.

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