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 at 479 Main Avenue. This free community event will be Friday, May 4, 2012 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, including the Knight Sky, the railroad’s newest glass-domed car, for the public to view and walk-through. 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.
The D&SNGRR begins summer service to Silverton on Saturday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. The first train arrives in Silverton at noon. 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 packages, please visit www.durangotrain.com or call 1-888-TRAIN-07 (872-4607).