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D&SNGRR Heats Up Winter Time With Unique Special Events for Railfans, Couples and Photographers

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Snowdown Balloon Rally, Romance on the Rails, and Winter Photo Weekend Highlight 139-Year-Old Railroad's February Special Event Schedule

DURANGO, Colo. - eTradeWire -- The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGRR)™, which offers distinctive year-round rail experiences and special events to passengers of all ages in the scenic wilderness and high-mountain landscape of Colorado's San Juan National Forest, today announced it is kicking off 2020 with a series of February special events which cater to railfans, couples, and photographers.

The D&SNGRR's February excursions include the Snowdown Balloon Rally Train on Sat., Feb. 1; its always-popular Romance on the Rails event for couples, in celebration of Valentine's Day, on Fri., Feb. 14; and its annual winter photography weekend, Feb. 15-16.

"After a successful 2019 in which the D&SNGRR saw phenomenal overall ridership volume and event attendance, we wanted to start the new year on the right note with a fantastic series of unique events that are some of our most popular and distinctive of the year," said Allen C. Harper, head of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and chairman and chief executive officer of American Heritage Railways.

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Full of Hot Air:  Snowdown Balloon Rally Train Takes Flight Sat., Feb. 1
For the 19th consecutive year, the D&SNGRR is hosting the Snowdown Balloon Rally Train, a special excursion during which the train stops in the middle of the Animas Valley for guests to view the mass ascension of dozens of colorful, eye-popping hot-air balloons participating in the rally.

Snowdown Balloon Rally Train standard-class tickets are $69.00 per person for adults and $42.00 per person for children. First-class tickets aboard the Knight Sky and Alamosa railcars are $119.00 per person for adults and $79.00 per person for children. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/381vqxw.

It's All for Love:  Romance on the Rails Train Celebrates Valentine's Day on Fri., Feb. 14
Couples of all ages can celebrate Valentine's Day in style aboard the D&SNGRR's always popular Romance on the Rails train on Fri., Feb. 14. First-class tickets are $119.00 per person. Standard-class tickets are $69.00 per person for adults, and $42.00 per person for children. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/2t08n7r.

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D&SNGRR's 15th Annual Winter Photo Weekend to Take Place Feb. 15-16
On Sat., Feb. 15 and Sun., Feb. 16, the D&SNGRR is hosting its 15th annual winter photography weekend for amateurs and professionals. Tickets to this year's winter photography weekend are available only by calling the D&SNGRR's reservations hotline at (877) 872-4607.

Keith R. Pillow, APR, MBA

Source: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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