The D&RGW K-28 Historic Narrow Gauge

The D&RGW K-28 Historic Narrow Gauge | Train Fanatics Videos

Stunning scenery of the Rocky Mountain’s Cascade Canyon provides the perfect backdrop!

What’s not to love about Colorado’s narrow gauge Durango & Silverton Railroad? Built between 1881 and 1882, The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the oldest continuously operating steam engine line in the United States!

The railroad has been in continuous use since 1882 and was used initially for both freight and passengers. Her 3 foot narrow gauge track is a must for the tight bends and curves in the Cascade Canyon. Carved out of solid rock, the track snakes along the most beautiful scenery in the world!

Located in the San Juan Mountains, the Durango & Silverton RR passes through some of the old west’s most beautiful countryside.

Sit back and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the K-28 #478 !

This Alco Locomotive (Mikado type) was constructed in 1923 at the American Locomotive Company.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Durango & Silverton Railroad
  • Locomotive type: Mikado type
  • Wheel arrangement: 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Train type: Freight/Passenger
  • Location: Western Colorado

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the D&RGW K-28 #478 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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