How the Railroad Brought Fresh, Refrigerated Produce to Durango

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Duane Danielson


Ft. Lewis College, 130 Noble Hall

Duane Danielson, a retired stockbroker with a life-long interest in railroading, will discuss how narrow-gauge refrigeration cars came into existence, what they carried, and how Durango’s grocery stores ordered produce directly through the railroad from 1920 through the early 1950s. Danielson is responsible for finding, bringing, and restoring DRGW #39 to Silverton with his team of railroad buffs.
Part of the Fort Lewis College Life-Long Learning Lecture Series.
SW Colorado History Month


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