Attention Historic Train Enthusiasts!!

The weekend after our conference, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will be offering their Annual Fall Photographer’s Train Rides. That’s Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, departing from Durango, about 70 miles south of Ouray via US 550.

Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge

The Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Comin’ around the bend © William Horton

Unlike the regular passenger trains, these trains will stop at several pre-determined places to allow photographers to detrain, after which the locomotive will back up out of sight, and after two whistle blasts, come steaming back past the line of photographers – all against the backdrop of fall foliage in the San Juans. A wonderful opportunity for both still and video photography.

For more information visit www.durangotrain.com, and for reservations call 888-872-4607. Call now to be placed on a wait list and they will call you when the fares are finalized. Last year’s rates were $175 – $275. The trains fill up, so call soon.