Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will operate a special Winter Photo Train for photographers on Feb. 16, 2014.
The train will be pulled by one of the railroad’s ex-Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36 class 2-8-2s and operate between Durango and Cascade Canyon. The special will make at least six photo run-bys.
The 2014 Winter Photo Train consist will have three heated coaches and one ‘classroom’ car using the first class, heated, glass-roofed Knight Sky. The car will serve as a rolling classroom workshop led by an experienced photographer who will provide photography tips before and during the trip and personal assistance to photographers. The workshop is limited to 16 persons at a cost of $298 per person.
Each coach seats 44, but for the special train will be limited to 16 passengers per coach to allow extra room for winter gear. Tickets for coach seating are $174.00. All passengers receive a morning pastry, boxed lunch, and a souvenir mug to fill from the concession car all day.
This is a rare opportunity to see and photograph a passenger train being pulled by a vintage steam locomotive through the Animas River Canyon! You can also reserve space for a night shoot in the D&S yard the evening before the Photographers’ Train.
Passengers will detrain in the wilderness to capture the beauty of an authentic K-36 steam train traveling along the Animas Canyon in the winter!
Undeniably one of American’s greatest scenic railroads, the Durango & Silverton was voted one of the “Top 10 Most Exciting Train Journeys in the World” by the Society of American Travel Writers.
For reservations, call 970-247-2733 or 888-872-4607.
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