We thought about taking the train to Silverton the first time we visited Durango, but ran out of time. I’m really glad that we waited to ride the train until this year as we were able to take advantage of the new historical train. This ride includes a character from the early days of Durango, Silverton. We were provided with a wonderful narrative on the way up and back. I highly recommend this tour if they continue it. Just before we arrived back into Durango, we were mooned by 5 teen-agers.
our guide on the way up was Mrs. Pinkerton. Her family provided butter, cream, and milk to the town of Silverton. Sold butter for $1 a pound.
Our guide on the way back was Mrs. Cotton. Her husband was an engineer. This lady is the great-grand-daughter of the real Mrs. Cotton. Lots of great stories.
rainbow caused when the engineer does a blow-out. Mrs. Pinkerton let us know that this was going to happen so we could have our cameras ready.
Missionary Ridge named by the Civil War Veterans who fought in the battle of Missionary Ridge.