D&SW San Juan Division Completes Extension

The Denver and Southwestern Railroad is pleased to announce that the extension of the railroad's narrow gauge San Juan Division from Placerville to Ophir has just been completed. A shipment of 70 pound rail from The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company arrived earlier this week and the track gang finished laying rail across the high bridge early this afternoon. The bridge has over 600 individually applied nut and bolt castings. The photos below show the first revenue freight of six reefers filled with meat and vegetables for the many mines above Ophir. The final photo shows the D&SW's new herald on reefer no. 305.

Donald R. Paulson
Denver and Southwestern Railroad