About the Book
Along a spectacular 45 mile route between Durango and Silverton a narrow gauge railroad was cut into a remote and treacherous landscape as a means of extracting the mineral being mined in the San Juan Mountains.
From the start the Silverton Branch, as it was known at the time, was recognized for unequaled access to the fantastic vistas of the San Juan Mountains and the roaring beauty of the Animus River.
For more than 25 years the D&SNGR has traveled the tracks first laid in 1881-1882 by the Denver Rio Grande Railway.
It continues to this day!