Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Train written and appearing in the Jett Durango Trilogy.
Sage Sweetwater has written into Jett Durango: My Heroes Have Always Been Outlaws into what "True West" magazine named Durango, Colorado... one of the top 10 Western communities in the United States in 2011. There's no surprise, as Durango boasts a Victorian, Old-West-styled Main Avenue complete with saloons, horse-drawn carriages, 1880's architecture and thriving Southern Ute Tribe, all flanked by the tracks of the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with historic steam-powered locomotives that puff in and out of town each day.
Sage Sweetwater's Jett Durango Trilogy paints a picture of the Old West while striving to both document and preserve the American West and our history through her films.
The D&SNGRR includes the Rio Grande Southern's Galloping Goose Motor #5, and a rare opportunity to see a train pulled behind the 1875 Eureka and Palisade #4, which is the oldest operation locomotive of its kind. This little beauty (she's all polished brass and wood) dates back to 1875 and her steam locomotive is powered by wood. a train right out of the movies, consisting of the D&SNGRR's first-class coaches with antique furnishings, velvet drapes and all the accoutrements.
Durango has a new return resident who is a film star, as well as Celebrity Firebrand Sage Sweetwater. The full-size model steam locomotive Emma Sweeny is back in town! This brightly adorned locomotive made her debut back in 1950 in "A Ticket to Tomahawk". Much of the movie was filmed in the region from Durango to Silverton. In November 2011, Emma returned home to Durango where she is now on display at Santa Rita Park by the Durango Visitor's Center and is awaiting a loving restoration by the Durango Railroad Historical Society.
Sage Sweetwater's Jett Durango Film Trilogy ends with this final feature film and the television episodes will continue.
—Sage Sweetwater, writer of the Jett Durango Trilogy for Film and Television
*Jett Durango: The Resurrection
*Jett Durango: My Heroes Have Always Been Outlaws