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I am in my room at the hostel here in Silverton. Its a cool 47 degrees in town and not much warmer here in my room. No room heater! Going to be a cold night low is going to be around 30.The train arrived in Silverton around 12:30 this afternoon, I found the hostel and checked in, I am the only one here this time of year. They said it doesn't start getting busy until Memorial Day weekend. So I have to hostel to myself besides the owners.After I checked into the hostel, I walked around town then up onto a old miners road leading to some of the mines on the hillside above town. Took lots of pictures of the town from above.Took many images on the train coming in today. Here are some of them.
Me, on the train this morning May 7th
Like a view of Switzerland, SE Silverton
SW Silverton looking towards Animas Canyon the way the train came in.
Central Silverton looking up at Kendall Mountain 13,065', that's 3760 feet higher than Silverton.
Photo shop, downtown Silverton and a Penny Farthing bicycle
The steam locomotive I came in on, the orange passenger cars tothe rear. Taken about 12:45 pm
Pulling into Silverton
Water tank along railway
Blowing off water vapor in Animas Canyon
Approaching Animas canyon cliffs, Animas River below
Old wooden box cars along siding slowing rotting awayAlso saw a Big Foot fellow walking along the way, just south of Silverton. (yes! someone dressed as it)I am staying till tomorrow afternoon when the train departs for Durango at 2:20 pm. I will see more of downtown tomorrow.Gary