Colorado steam train offers annual passes
December 7, 2008
DURANGO, Colo. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering an annual pass for the first time.The pass costs $99 for adults and $49 for children for 2009.The railroad line from Durango to Silverton, Colo., was built in 1882. Today, coal-fired, steam-operated locomotives run year-round.The pass is $20 less than what a passenger older than 12 would pay for one ride in the train’s least expensive summer seating.Marketing manager Andrea Seid says people who live near the train want to take the four-hour ride many times a year.The train can drop off people to fly fish, hike, raft, camp or kayak.Pass holders can’t ride free on special event trains, but they can get discounts. These include New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and Independence Day trains.