Contact: Andrea Seid, Marketing Manager
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
479 Main – Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-2733 www.durangotrain.com
Executive offices: (970) 259-0274
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2010
Annual Narrow Gauge Day Celebration Kicks off Railroad’s Summer Season and Features Special Guests
Durango, CO –The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will kick off the opening of summer service to Silverton with the annual Narrow Gauge Day celebration in front of the Durango depot. This free community event will be Friday, May 7, 2010 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
In addition to a complimentary picnic and a performance by the Bar D Wranglers, the railroad will have some of its Premium-Class cars on display for the public to view and walk-through.
The Peanuts™ characters, Snoopy and Charlie Brown, will also be part of the picnic and will make appearances throughout the event. Members of CarbonZero will be present to give away 300 small trees that have been purchased by the railroad as part of the ongoing green efforts. Admission to the museum will be free from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The D&SNGRR begins summer service to Silverton on Saturday, May 8 at 8:15 a.m. The first train arrives in Silverton at 11:45 a.m. This opening day is known as “Silverton Salutations,” and the community takes part to make it a festive celebration. The railroad will host a complimentary continental breakfast in the Silverton depot at 10th & Cement Streets in Silverton from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
For schedules, fares, special events and adventure packages, please visit www.durangotrain.com or call 1-888-TRAIN-07 (872-4607).