Mudslide blocks Durango’s scenic train |

Mudslide blocks Durango’s scenic train

Associated PressVail,CO Colorado

DURANGO The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad suspended trips to Silverton through at least Wednesday as crews cleared a mudslide that buried a section of track in 50 feet of mud and debris.Trains were still running from Durango to Cascade Canyon. Ticketed passengers can take the shorter trip or reschedule for another day.The 100-foot-wide slide, caused by heavy rain over the weekend, was discovered Sunday morning after two trains had left Durango for Silverton. The trains turned around about 25 miles from Durango, or 19 miles away from their destination.Railroad spokeswoman Andrea Seid said 1,500 people were scheduled to ride the scenic train Monday, one of the railroads busiest days of the week. About 1,000 ended up making the trip.Its still a great day as far as passenger counts go, she said.Seid said it wasnt immediately known how the mudslide would affect the railroads revenue.

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