The Durango Railroad Historical Society is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who support the Society through their labor and by generous contributions. Please consider becoming a member.

Membership includes:

  • email and newsletter updates on progress

  • opportunities to help restore and maintain;-

Locomotive D&RGW 315

Historic railroad cars

Hollywood Replica locomotive Emma Sweeny

  • membership card.

Join by filling out the Membership Form

and mailing it and a check to the Society. Or simply join here using PayPal.

Any donation over $1000.00 qualifies for lifetime membership.

The Society tries its best to keep its membership records current but it can be difficult to keep the email list current if changes are not communicated to the Society. Occasionally a letter is sent to members to update their information. If you did not receive one in the past year, please send current information (name, postal address, email address, and phone number) to


or to the Society at

Durango Railroad Historical Society

P. O. Box 654

Durango, CO 81302


If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please contact Jerry Hoffer.

George Niederauer would appreciate being copied on emails to be sure his email address list is current in sending information to members.

The Durango Railroad Historical Society is a non-profit organization. Corporate sponsors qualify for 501(c)(3) tax relief on all donations.

D&RGW Freight Cars

Durango Railroad Historical Society is comprised of a dedicated group of individuals who are united by their interest in narrow gauge railroading and focus on the preservation of southwest Colorado’s railroad history.

The Durango Railroad Historical Society is a non-profit corporation in Colorado and is a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.