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Durango & Silverton


Durango & Silverton: A photographic celebration of America's favorite narrow gauge train ride

For almost 130 years the shrill whistles of steam locomotives have echoed off the steep walls of Southwestern Colorado's beautiful Animas River valley. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge is also a priceless and nearly perfectly preserved example of living history. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Durango to ride the trains - still powered by superbly maintained steam engines - and to experience the unblemished wilderness of the Animas River gorge. D&SNG trains and locomotives, the people who run them, and the superb scenery they traverse are the subjects of the photographs in this book. The history of the line has been covered in many other volumes, so the photos here seek to portray this breathtaking railroad as it operates in the 21st Century.

By Sam Furukawa, text, captions and editing by Bob Hayden.
Copyright 2009 by Susumu Furukawa.
Published by the Narrow Gauge Preservation Society.
176 pages, 250 color photos.
11.25" x 8.75" hardbound with dust jacket.
ISBN: 978-0-9790113-1-3

About the author:
Sam Furukawa is an internationally known railroad photographer and modeler. Retired from a long career at the Microsoft Corporation, he now serves as a professor of Media Design at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, and devotes his available time to recording the operations of surviving narrow gauge lines around the world, particularly those in Colorado and New Mexico.
Sam is also the author of Cumbres & Toltec and Narrow Gauge to the San Juans.


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