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County OKs easement lease for Silverton Northern RR
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Posted on December 06 2012, 3:16pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
The San Juan County Commissioners have unanimously approved granting a 99-year easement to the San Juan County Historical Society to rebuild a 2.5-mile stretch of the old Silverton Northern Railroad between the Powerhouse and Howardsville.
But the proposed railroad still has a long way to go to become reality. It’s estimated cost is more than $2 million, with no funding source identified. And a feasibility study has yet to test whether the project actually makes sense.
Meanwhile, the owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has vowed to fight the effort at every turn.


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