Otto Perry’s San Juan Express

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The San Juan Express, on the Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge, ran between Alamosa and Durango. See the train from 1941 to the end of the line in 1951.

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The San Juan Express, on the Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge, ran between Alamosa and Durango, Colorado, and was a favorite subject for Otto Perry. He photographed and rode this train from 1941 to the end of operation in 1951. Travel over the line with us in all seasons, zigzag across the Colorado — New Mexico border and over Cumbres Pass. As we pass through the small railroad towns of Chama, Monero, Dulce, Navajo, Gato, Ignacio, La Boca, and Florida enjoy the rich Southwestern culture preparing us for arrival in Durango, a narrow gauge paradise. An added bonus is rare film from the Rio Grande’s Santa Fe Branch. You will see the narrow gauge mixed train during its last year of operation on the Chili Line in 1941

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2 reviews for Otto Perry’s San Juan Express

  1. Joshua Craig Beytien (railfan/artiste’/business man)

    I have a hunch that the San Juan Express would be “really” something for a passenger service on today’s narrow gauge, carrying people up and down the mountain like a realistic local passenger train since the early years. Plus I believe that one of the engines could have the job of the San Juan Express service.

  2. Chase

    Another great one from Machines of Iron. See the Chili Line in action and ride the San Juan between Alamosa in Durango. See when the San Juan was discontinued and the D&RGW still had to operate a one car train in New Mexico with combine 212 that still survives on the Durango and Silverton today. This includes great footage from all over the fourth division.

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