D&SNGRR Seeks Votes for "Best Scenic Train Ride in America""
Historic 139-Year-Old Railroad in Southwestern Colorado Railroad Hopes to Finally Taste Sweet Victory in This Year's Contest Featuring 20 Outstanding Heritage Scenic Railroads from Across the United States
By: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
One of 20 well-known heritage railroads in this year's field of candidates, the D&SNGRR is seeking its first-ever victory in the reader-determined competition after having finished as the runner-up in previous years. Railfans can cast their vote for the D&SNGRR once per day by visiting http://bit.ly/
Voting for USA TODAY'S 10best Readers' Choice Award for "Best Scenic Train Ride in America" ends on Monday, August 17 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. USA TODAY will announce the winner and final rankings on Friday, August 28 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
"While the D&SNGRR has won multiple, highly-prestigious awards over the years, this is one honor that has simply eluded us and slipped through our fingers time and time again," said Jeff Johnson, general manager of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. "It's not that much fun to always be the bridesmaid, never the bride. That's not happening this year! This explains why we're heavily promoting this year's competition among our fans through multiple marketing channels, and imploring them, and their friends, colleagues, and family members, to vote for us. We hope these efforts will enable us to finally taste victory, and bring home the hardware to our ever-expanding trophy case!"
Keith R. Pillow