Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Started Jun 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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capturef22 Senior Member • Posts: 3,577
Re: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Bill MacBeth wrote:

The line was built in approximately one year, driven by the $$$$$ potential of getting > the precious metal ore from Silverton to Durango where it could be moved to the > D&RGW standard gauge railroad to haul it elsewhere.

Thanks Bill--that's even more fascinating. It appears the contemporary version of history repeating itself is happening now in 'shale country' where drilling for gas and other hydrocarbons is happening...

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