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The Durango & Silverton Route

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The Durango & Silverton Route

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The Durango & Silverton is one of two remaining segments of the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad, which at one time had the largest operating narrow gauge railroad network in North America. The San Juan Extension of the network ran from Walsenburg, Colorado via northern New Mexico over the other remaining segment, the present-day Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, and terminating at Durango, Colorado. The 45-mile Silverton branch, represented in the G-TraX route, was constructed primarily to haul gold and silver ore mined in the San Juan Mountains and was completed in July of 1882.

The G-TraX D&S Route package includes the narrow gauge K-27 locomotive and rolling stock shown in the above screen shot plus over 6 hours of operating scenarios. Net proceeds from the Durango & Silverton route are donated to the Durango Railroad Historical Society. Visit the G-TraX web site for details.

For additional information, please visit the G-TraX Simulations web site at GTraxSims.com.

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