First train of season arrives noon Saturday
The first regularly scheduled Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad passenger train of the season leaves Durango at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Silverton at noon on Saturday, May 7.
As usual Silvertonians will be greeting the train dressed in Victorian-era garb at the Silverton depot and the Silverton Brass Band will be playing at the corner of 12th and Blair streets.
The railroad will kick off the opening of summer service to Silverton with the annual Narrow Gauge Day celebration in front of the Durango depot at 479 Main Avenue on Friday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition to a complementary picnic and a performance by the Bar D Wranglers, the railroad will have some of its Premium-Class cars on display for the public to view and walk-through.
The Peanuts characters will also be part of the picnic and will make appearances throughout the event. Members of CarbonZero will be present to give away 300 small trees that have been purchased by the railroad as part of the ongoing green efforts.
The railroad will also have its new ORCA Green Machine — the first composting machine of its kind in Durango — on display. In addition, The La Plata County Humane Society will have animals available for adoption during the event.
On Saturday the railroad will host a complementary continental breakfast in the Silverton depot from 10 to 11:30 a.m. train dressed in Victorian-era garb at the Silverton depot and the Silverton Brass Band will be playing at the corner of 12th and Blair streets.
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