Cutting through Obstacles: The Durango–Silverton Narrow Gauge Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 42-45


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The Durango–Silverton Narrow Gauge Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad pioneered the use of narrow-gauge tracks to open up the mountainous interior of the American West.

Subject Headings: Railroad tracks | Mountains | Denver | Colorado | United States | Rio Grande

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