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Storm damage to delay Colorado railroad's service for months


CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A rainstorm washed out a significant portion of tracks used by a popular railroad in southwest Colorado, effectively cutting off part of its route for months.

A storm in the past week or two brought down debris and caused a log jam at a bridge used by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, The Cortez Journal reported Monday.

The railroad's line from Durango to Silverton is expected to be out of service for the next eight to 16 weeks.

John Harper, general manager of railroad owner American Heritage Railways, said a hiker alerted rail officials about the jam at...

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