Silverton, Colorado  

12th Street Silverton - looking towards Blair Street (left) and the train arriving from Durango (right) which will run down the street and stop with the locos almost on Blair Street - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Passengers arriving off the train (left).  The Old Arcade faces onto Blair Street (right).  It sells all sorts of souvenirs - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Natalia's 1912 Restaurant with old time automobile outside - but modern vehicles, the street lamp and dress of the people give the game away - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
High Noon Hamburgers on Blair Street (left);  Grand Imperial Hotel in Green Street (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Green Street, Silverton, Colorado - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Lunch time in Green Street - entertainment in the Grand Imperial Hotel is provided in the form of live music played on a vintage piano - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
There is ample time to walk around town and maps of the 16 block walking tour are available - the US Post Office, Silverton (above) is in 12th Street at Reese Street - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
The weather can change quickly and dramatically in Silverton - in the space of a couple of hours the sun had disappeared and was replaced by heavy rain - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
San Juan County Courthouse (left) in Reese Street, Silverton - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
View from Silverton Depot and a good location from which to film the trains as they reverse to and from the wye after droppping the passengers in 12th Street - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
You are free to wander around the Depot Museum which houses some photographs and artefacts - but if you are only in town for a couple of hours you will have to determine your priorities - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Silverton - in 1882 a first class ticket from Silverton to Denver cost $41.30, including a sleeper.  The trip was scheduled to take 30 hours and required a change to standard gauge at Cuchara - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
#473 (above) reverses down from 12 Street to turn on the wye and later return light engine to Durango.  Diesel Hot Shot 1  on a maintenance of way train at Silverton (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow


Rail Tour:  Million Dollar Highway to Ouray and on to Georgetown