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In the 1880s, the Denver & Rio Grande began building its three-foot railroad toward the San Juan Mountains alongside the Animas River and the budding community of Durango. The D&RG quickly established itself in Durango, constructing a depot as well as a 45-mile connection to the regional mining hub of Silverton. Over 60 years, the towns, the railroad, and the mines it served would weather plummeting silver values and a turbulent economy. By the end of World War II, declining freight volumes left the future of the railroad ...

Rails Around Durango 2006, Arcadia Publishing (SC)

ISBN-13: 9780738548593

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Rails Around Durango 2006, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531630058

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