Home Help Contact Search Log In | Create Account
Navigation
News Subscribers: 161

Local News
Old railroad, new horizons
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
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.

 

GET THE FULL STORY IN THE SILVERTON STANDARD!

Subscribe to the e-mail edition for only $26 a year.

Get a full PDF of the entire paper every Thursday morning instantly.

Or get the traditional subscription — the newspaper mailed to your home each week, for $48 a year..

Subscribe now to “Silverton Public Newspaper,” now owned by the San Juan County Historical Society.

Just use the buttons at the top of the Silverton Standard home page.

Or call (970) 387-5477

Or send a check to Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433

Have thoughts or an opinion on this story? Post it here ... Log In | Create Account