A trip to old Durango where I rode the Cinco Animas, a business care built in the 1880’s. The car rides at the end of the first daily train to Silverton. The car was built with berths for eight with a galley and viewing lounge. The platform is extra large and easily accommodates four for photos and watching the marvelous scenery along the Animas River.
Silverton is an old mining town which comes alive with thousands of daily visitors in the summer and slumbers with only 300 souls in the winter. There are lots of shops and some very authentic leather craft shops. My friend, Dale Kreutzer and I had a great lunch at the Grand Imperial Hotel before boarding the train for the return to Durango. It was a great six hours well spent.
Here is a link to a video of part of the return trip.
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