The Silverton Train, was the last narrow gauge steam train operating on a regular schedule!
Pathe Films made this documentary back in 1960 to show the unique passenger steam locomotive travel that was coming to an end.
Set in the gorgeous scenery of Colorado, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad uses a 3 foot wide track that operates on 45 miles of track between Durango and Silverton, Colorado.
The route was originally built as a supply route for silver and gold miners back in 1881. Although the line stopped regularly scheduled service for passengers, it is mainly run as an excursion line carrying tourists.
The Durango and Silverton Railroad is one of very few railroads in the United States that has seen continuous steam locomotive use since its inception!
Let us know if you have ever had the opportunity to ride on the classic piece of history! We would love to hear about your experience!