Durango & Silverton RR K-37 #493

Durango & Silverton RR  K-37 #493 | Train Fanatics Videos

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum covers approximately 45 miles of track between Durango and Silverton, Colorado and operates year round.

Built between 1881 and 1882, The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the oldest continuously operating steam engine line in the United States!

Located in the San Juan Mountains, it became quickly apparent the true value of the line became its scenic beauty. She is a true narrow gauge railroad with her track gauge at 3 feet.

Notice the front of #493 has a snow wedge where the cow catcher would normally be!

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Durango and Silverton Railroad
  • Locomotive: #493 Rio Grande Class K-37
  • Power type: 2-8-2 locomotive
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Train type: Excursion
  • Engine Weight : 223,550 Lbs
  • Year Built: 1924

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Durango & Silverton or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!

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