Tracking Down the Past: The Verde Canyon Railroad Story

One of the visionaries behind the Verde Canyon Railroad, and the woman behind the man, author Linda Durbano shares the incredible and inspiring history of this scenic rail line.

In 1888, the Montana copper magnate William Andrews Clark arrived in Arizona. A hundred years later, the magnetic David Louis Durbano landed in Clark’s same footsteps. Even though a century separated each arrival, the serial entrepreneurs came to the southwestern state for the same reason: Money.

The two men would only meet in history books, linked together over tracks through time by a vintage rail line. One would leave a manmade ruin, like the Colosseum; the other, a rail adventure to praise. This is the Verde Canyon Railroad story, captured in an illuminating new book. 

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