Ties that bind
From 1902 until the mid-1960s, the railroad line between Farmington and Durango was busy hauling everything from agricultural supplies to oil drilling equipment up and down the Animas River corridor. Today, its grade is all but grown over, camouflaged by cactus, brush and 50-plus years of retirement. In some places, neighborhoods have popped up around rickety trestle bridges where an interesting juxtaposition of past and present can be found. Here’s a look at a few sites that are hidden in plain sight.