A beautiful Durango & Silverton
Railroad train can be modelled with the 20283 “Mogul” steam locomotive
to go with the 36808 and 30261 cars.
The Durango & Silverton Railroad is world famous and runs in the
mountains of Colorado. This line was operated until the Seventies by the
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. It was then sold and it continued to
be run as a pure tourist railroad. Although it is a narrow gauge
railroad with a gauge of 3 feet (914 mm), the locomotives and cars do
not need to shy away from a comparison with European standard gauge
locomotives and cars. Trains with up to 10 of the famous yellow
old-timer cars are the rule rather than the exception. These cars are
also in dark red and dark green paint schemes – chiefly for special
services and historic trains. The dark red cars also have a name in in
addition to the car number.