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Re: D&S extending its shutdown

March 24, 2020 08:27AM avatar
In the Durango Herald:

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Monday it will remain closed “until further notice,” another hit to Southwest Colorado’s tourist-driven economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.

American Heritage Railways General Manager John Harper also said it has furloughed 44 seasonal D&SNG employees and 10 full-time employees from its permanent staff of 86 employees.

The furloughs are essentially temporary layoffs, with the employees expected to rejoin the staff once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and the railroad can return to normal operations.

Harper said it is unlikely service will resume in May, but the official cancellation through that date works with D&SNG’s schedule – May 1 was the date of the last train to Cascade Canyon. The railroad had planned to begin runs to Silverton on May 2, which now seems unlikely, Harper said.

Link to the March 23, 2020 article: Durango train to remain closed ‘until further notice’

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2020 08:28AM by Chris Webster.
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D&S extending its shutdown

Brian Norden March 23, 2020 03:50PM

Re: D&S extending its shutdown

Chris Webster March 24, 2020 08:27AM

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