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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bachmann G Scale Electric Train Set - Durango & Silverton

Bachmann G Scale Ready To Run Electric Train Set - Durango & Silverton

Product Features

4-6-0 steam locomotive with operating headlight smoke and speed-synchronized sound
Reefer car and bobber caboose
8'2" x 4'3" oval of track
Power pack and speed controller
Illustrated Bach Man instruction manual and DVD format video instructions

From the Manufacturer

After founding the town of Durango, Colorado in 1880, then Denver and Rio Grande Railway began construction of a rail line the following year that connected their new community to nearby Silverton. Designed primarily to haul gold and silver from the San Juan Mountains, it is estimated that more than $300 million in precious metals have traveled the line throughout its history.

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) is a narrow gauge heritage railroad in the U.S. State of Colorado that operates over the 45 miles (72 km) of 36-inch (914 mm) track between Durango in La Plata County and Silverton in San Juan County. The railway is a federally designated National Historic Landmark and is also designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

The trackage was originally built between 1881 and 1882, by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, in order to carry silver and gold ore mined in the San Juan Mountains. The line was an extension of the D&RG narrow gauge from Antonito, Colorado to Durango. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad operates the line from Antonito to Chama, New Mexico. The line from Chama to Durango has been abandoned and removed. The line from Durango to Silverton, however, has run continuously since 1881, although it is now a tourist and heritage line hauling passengers, and is one of the few places in the United States which has seen continuous use of steam locomotives. In March 1981, the Denver & Rio Grande Western sold the line and the D&SNG was formed.

Some of the rolling stock dates back to the 1880s. The trains run from Durango to the Cascade Wye in the winter months and run from Durango to Silverton during the summer months.

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Durango & Silverton News Items: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Announces Winter Train Schedule

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