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Posted on October 03 2013, 4:44pm by Mark Esper in Local News category



Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad officials say the summer season has not exactly unfolded the way they had hoped.

“We’re a bit disappointed,” said Gary Keil, business manager at the railroad. “We had big ideas. But we’ll finish pretty flat this year” in terms of passenger numbers.

And railroad officials say they are more determined than ever to find new products to get passengers on board the historic line that largely drives Silverton’s summer economy.

Keil said the South Fork fire near Pagosa Springs in June generated a lot of bad publicity for the area.



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