DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A scenic railroad that runs through the southwestern Colorado mountains is waiting for the region to get more rain before resuming full service.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Wednesday that it won't start running coal-fired steam trains until at least July 12, after annual monsoon storms are expected to move in.
The tourist attraction suspended service after a fire in the San Juan National Forest June 1.
Investigators haven't announced the cause of the fire , which has burned over 56 square miles (145 square kilometers).
The railroad has been running shorter trips with a diesel engine for the last week. It had hoped to resume full service July 4.
Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com