Train Cars and Classes of Service

Durango and Silverton Train Cars, Seating Charts and Pictures:

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers a variety of classes of service and different car types. To help you understand the differences between each car as well as classes of service, we have put together a brief description of each car below as well as included pictures of each car, seating charts and more to help you pick the perfect ride for your Durango Train journey. We have also provided a Durango Train Fares and Schedules page to help you identify rates, train schedules and each cars corresponding departure time.

The Open Gondola - (All Ages) ~ Enjoy seating in the open-air gondola which enjoys the most unobstructed views and bench-style seating accommodates three across and the car is open air around the sides with a roof over top. Due to our natural mountainous setting and changes in weather, dressing in layers is strongly encouraged. Click here to view pictures of the Open Gondola Car and a Seating Chart.
The Vintage Closed Car - (All Ages) ~ Enjoy the standard class seating which is the standard width of an economy class airplane seat and similarly includes one aisle seat and one window seat. Oversized windows open and close and are great for viewing scenery. Click here to view pictures of the Closed Coach Car and a Seating Chart.
San Juan Narration Car - (Ages 12+) ~ Travel in comfort and style aboard a reconfigured version of the famous "San Juan." This distinctive closed-vestibule coach from 1887 features roomy, reversible, overstuffed seating in a wide three-across arrangement. Passengers receive a complimentary souvenir mug to fill in the concession car. Click here to view pictures of the San Juan Car and a Seating Chart.
Rio Grande Car - (All Ages) ~ Relax in a roomier, adult atmosphere aboard this open-air observation gondola. This class features comfortable and larger overstuffed seats with more expansive viewing windows. Passengers receive a complimentary souvenir mug to fill in the concession car. Click here to view the Rio Grande Seating Chart.
Historic Narrated Coach (All Ages) ~ Enjoy the scenery of the San Juan National Forest in the a standard closed coach while listening to a costumed character tell stories and provide history of the historic railroad and life in the 1880s. Each leg of your journey will have a different narrator and story to tell. Each seat has an aisle and window seat and accommodates two people. The windows open and close and allow for great viewing of your beautiful surroundings.
Silver Vista Car - (Ages 12+) ~ The Silver Vista offers magnificent overhead mountain views as this is the only narrow gauge, glass-roofed observation car. Oversized seats offer the most legroom of any car on the line. A private outdoor viewing platform is also exclusive to this class. This is an open-air car, so please be prepared for cooler mountain temperatures and possible changes in weather. Click here to view pictures of the Silver Vista Car and a Seating Chart.
Alamosa Parlor Car - (Ages 21+) ~ Built in 1881, the renowned Alamosa Parlor Car features table and chair lounge-style seating. An exclusive outdoor viewing platform is available to this car's 24 passengers. Parlor Car includes a full cash bar and private attendant. Click here to view pictures of the Parlor Car and a Seating Chart.
The Knight Sky - (All Ages- One Price) ~ Step aboard the newest Flagship car of the D&SNGRR! This all-ages open-air car offers amazing panoramas through the UV-protected glass paneled roof combined with the extravagance of roomy, reclining, leather-trimmed seating as well as First Class services including an attendant, souvenir tote bag and mug, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages all day and a morning pastry. Click here to view pictures of the new Knight Sky Open Car.
The Prospector Car - (All Ages) ~ This first-class class car accepts passengers of all ages for families that want to enjoy additional comfort. This car features table and chair style seating, an attendant, and includes a souvenir mug and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages throughout the trip. The ceiling of the car also features an enlarged route map so you can follow the train's progress along the route. Click here to view pictures of the Prospector Car and a Seating Chart.
The Yankee Girl Parlor Car - (Ages 21+) ~ Originally built in 1880 the "Yankee Girl" has undergone a complete remodel focused on maintaining the old-fashioned flair of the 1880s while providing the comfort and conveniences of the 21st century. Luxurious Victorian-Era touches include woodwork created from Mahogany, Oak and African Bird's-eye Maple, custom wrought-iron scroll work, and stamped-tin ceiling panels. Your private attendant will be there to answer questions, serve beverages and let you know when the best photo opportunities are coming! Click here to view pictures of the new Yankee Girl ParlorCar.
Cinco Animas - (Ages 21+) ~ The Victorian splendor of a bygone era awaits you on board two of the most legendary and historic private cars to ever grace the narrow gauge rails. The Cinco Animas both offer two distinctively appointed seating options including Pullman and Parlor seating. A large outdoor viewing platform is exclusively available to those who choose this class as well as an attendant. Click here to view pictures of the Cinco Animas Car and a Seating Chart.
Charter Cars - For your special event, you can charter a private train car for an unforgettable experience. All Private Cars are rented exclusively to the booking party. Each car is private and there is no walk-through traffic. These cars are chartered based on availability of the specific car and train availability. Call Gateway Reservations at 800.828.4228 or email our groups specialist at [email protected] for details.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge is one of Durango's most popular activities and it books up fast! As soon as you have dates for your trip, we recommend making reservations to ensure your spot. To make your reservations, simply enter your arrival date below to book online today!

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