Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Committee approves movement on railroad park

Old Clovis ATSF station
(Eastern New Mexico News)  Efforts to beautify and promote education of the historic downtown railroad district are making progress.
The city of Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee approved moving forward in finalizing designs for the Historic Railroad Park on Monday.
The park will be located by the former Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, which was sold to new owners Jordan and Tate Nichols from Farwell in August. Continued

Monday, September 12, 2016

BNSF, Southwestern Railroad help Iron Horse set frac sand unit-train record

(Progressive Railroading) Iron Horse Permian Basin LLC recently took delivery of the largest frac sand unit train in North American history by length and weight at 151 rail cars and 17,469 tons. The train arrived June 2 at the company's Delaware Basin rail terminal in Artesia, N.M. Continued

BNSF Vaughn, NM

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The View from the Car

Sometimes that train just sneaks up on you and there's not much you can do to position yourself, so you just shoot and hope for the best. This time, it was just south of Duran, NM, along U.S. 54.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum turned over to new owners

(Clovis News Journal) Like the model trains it once stored, the Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum is embarking on a new track. One of Clovis’ most historic buildings has been turned over to new owners.
New owners Jordan and Tate Nichols of Farwell haven’t settled on a plan for the depot. But its past has been well documented. Continued

Friday, August 26, 2016

Union Pacific Tucumcari Line CP 755 Duran, NM

The Tucumcari Line, between Carrizozo, NM and Dalhart, TX is one of the most scenic I've ever visited. Above are some shots around the village of Duran. Long ago the town boasted railroad shops and a roundhouse, but those are long gone, and today the trains just roll through. Duran is 15 miles south of Vaughn on U.S. 54.