Steam In Colorado, The Durango & Silverton RailRoad!
Everyone has to take this trip at least once!
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum puts on quite a show in Colorado. This Baldwin 4-4-0 is in getting ready to take passengers over a 45 mile journey from Durango to Silverton. The railroad has been in continuous 1882 and was used initially for both freight and passengers.
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.
This Baldwin Locomotive (The Eureka) was constructed in 1875 at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. It was later bought by Warner Brothers Studios and featured in many movies.
- 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!