Durango silverton railway
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
25Trip End Oct 15, 2008
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The train had about nine carriages mostly enclosed coaches plus a couple of open sided carriages and one up-market (First Class) carriage (which you apparently need to book six to eight weerks in advance.
Great scenery and well worth the trip. Make sure you wear sunglasses if you're going to stick your head out the window as coal cinders are a constant.
Arrived in Silverton around 12:30 and walked around, had some lunch and then boarded the bus back (mainly to save an hour and a half on the return journey). Bus back was also worthwhile as the driver gave an interesting commentary all the way back, and the road scenery was good for me to see (as I had been concentrating on the road yesterday when driving the same route).
Arrived in Durango around 4:30 and more sightseeing, plus a compusory Cold Rock icecream. Dinner at Cyprus restaurant again, good again. Off to Mesa Verde tomorrow.