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Silverton Northern Railway (United States)


The Silverton Northern was one of three railroads to operate out of Silverton. The SNRR was the most successful of the three, hauling ore for the mines in the Silverton area for 47 years, between 1895 and 1942. The entire production of San Jaun County, during the years 1873 through 1948, totaled $123,000,000.00. Almost half this total came from the Gold Prince Mine, which shipped its ore over the SNRR. The mines on the SNRR were much more successful than those on the Silverton Railroad. They did not have problems with high levels of under ground water with which to contend. The end of the SNRR was due to a downturn in metal prices, and the reliance on trucks to ship ore in the late 1930's and early 1940's. [url]http://www.narrowgauge.org/ncmap/excur2_silverton_northern_railroad_history.html[/url]

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