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The High Line - Mile Post 469.5

After the train leaves the Rockwood Cut, the most spectacular part of the journey lies ahead. "The High Line," a shelf blasted from the solid red granite, was the most expensive portion of the Durango Branch to build. The construction costs were near $100,000 per mile on this portion of the railroad. Several well-known movies have been filmed along this section of the railroad. The scenic views of the Animas River from The High Line are spectacular. The river makes it way to Durango 400 feet below the road bed. I hope to visit this area at least once and get a photo of the train while the sun is out.

High Line Photo Gallery

s95-6-93_highline_caboose.jpg - 12057 Bytes A view of the Animas River from a
caboose on the High Line

Durango and Silverton Railroad

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sanimas.jpg - 7710 Bytes View of the Animas River from the High Line
September 1996
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December 1993

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December 1993

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December 1993

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December 1993

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sdc_rockwood_train.jpg - 9343 Bytes Durango and Silverton Railroad locomotive's #478 and #480 north of the High Line
December 1993
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