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Silverton Northern dream lives on
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Posted on April 19 2012, 11:49am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Fritz Klinke still has a dream. A dream to rebuild at least part of the old Silverton Northern Railroad that used to run from Silverton to Animas Forks.
Klinke, 71, has support from the San Juan County Historical Society for the project, and the county commissioners are also on board.
But Klinke told the county commissioners last week that the project remains on “a low simmer right now.” 
The historical society is trying to seek funding for a feasibility study. That report should provide a clearer picture as to the costs involved and the potential economic impact of rebuilding a 2.5-mile portion of the line from the power plant north of town to Howardsville.


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