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Durango-Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad

Durango, Colorado
County of La Plata.
Between Durango and Silverton
National Register Number: 66000247
Resource type: District.
Property type: Transportation - rail - related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CO-3 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Active excursion railroad. 1-888-872-4607; www.durangotrain.com.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
Completed in 1882, this railroad was built to haul ores from isolated areas to smelters. It was also the main source of transportation and support for the mining community of Silverton. One of the few passenger railroads of its kind still in operation in the U.S.

The landmark is in satisfactory condition.

There are no changes to the landmark.

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