Eureka & Palisade #4 On The Durango And Silverton!
Creeks, trestles and bridges provide terrific scenery for this old time train ride!
The Eureka & Palidade #4 was purchased by Warner Brothers in 1940 and appeared in numerous movies including John Wayne’s final movie “The Shootist”.
Built between 1881 and 1882, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the oldest continuously operating steam engine line in the United States!
Here the Eureka & Palidade #4 is getting a chance to stretch her legs on an excursion that is taking her across the Timber Bridge, with stops along the way at King Mine, Needleton Tank and lastly at Tank Creek to take on water.
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a true narrow gauge railroad with her track gauge at 3 feet.
The Eureka & Palidade #4 is a Baldwin Locomotive that was constructed in 1875 at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia.
- Rail Line: East Coast and Southern Seaboard
- Train Name: Baldwin Eureka
- Power type: 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive
- Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
- Train type: Freight/Passenger
- Location: Multiple States
If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Eureka or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!