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Farmington Rail Connection
Posted by: Fritz Klinke (IP Logged)
Date: October 18, 2013 01:39PM

A little snippet from a message I received as being a loan committee member for Region 9 here in Southwest Colorado:

Farmington is now exploring whether to expand the branch line into Farmington (160 miles at $2.5M per mile of track). They can develop a Trans loading facility in Farmington and connect. The mileage needed varied from 80 to 160, depending on route and start/end points.
New Mexico Tech is doing a feasibility study on extending the line to Farmington. Looking at several corridors but route along Highway 371 from Crown Point to Farmington appears best and could occur by widening the right of way.


This involves the Navajo tribe (coal production and ROW) and the State of New Mexico. Could be interesting. Time for Al Harper to rebuild the narrow gauge to Farmington to thwart this standard gauge incursion.But then he'd have to negotiate with Wal-Mart to go through their parking lot to connect to Chama and thence to an almost connection with the standard gauge in Antonito.

Fritz



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  Farmington Rail Connection Fritz Klinke 10/18/2013 01:39PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection Steve Singer 10/18/2013 02:03PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection CharlieMcCandless 10/18/2013 03:32PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection CharlieMcCandless 10/18/2013 03:59PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection rehunn 10/18/2013 04:29PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection CharlieMcCandless 10/18/2013 05:04PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection Dirk Ramsey 10/18/2013 10:53PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection GeorgeGaskill 10/22/2013 06:52PM
  Re: Farmington Coal Connection ... eye popping smiley Russo Loco 10/18/2013 08:48PM
  Re: Farmington Coal Connection ... eye popping smiley Tomstp 10/18/2013 09:56PM
  Re: Farmington Coal Connection ... eye popping smiley Jim Grigsby 10/23/2013 05:23PM
  Re: Farmington Coal Connection ... eye popping smiley Tomstp 10/23/2013 08:51PM
  Re: Farmington COOL Connection ... thumbs downthumbs down Russo Loco 10/24/2013 12:07AM
  Re: Farmington Coal Connection ... eye popping smiley jim pallow 10/24/2013 11:38AM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection Tomstp 10/18/2013 07:31PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection BillD 10/18/2013 08:04PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection Wayne Hoskin 10/18/2013 08:15PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection Fritz Klinke 10/18/2013 08:34PM
  Re: NNG - BNSF - Farmington STEAM Railroad Connection ... thumbs upthumbs up Russo Loco 10/18/2013 08:34PM
  Re: NNG - Farmington STEAM Railroad Connection ... thumbs upthumbs up South Park 10/18/2013 10:55PM
  Re: NNG - Farmington STEAM Railroad Connection ... thumbs upthumbs up Abqfoamer 10/19/2013 03:27PM
  Re: NNG - Farmington STEAM Railroad Connection ... thumbs upthumbs up rehunn 10/19/2013 05:47PM
  Re: NNG - Farmington STEAM Railroad Connection ... thumbs upthumbs up Abqfoamer 10/20/2013 03:24PM
  Re: NNG: U.P. - Farmington STEAM Railroad Connection ... thumbs upthumbs up Russo Loco 10/19/2013 11:36PM
  Re: NNG: U.P. - Farmington STEAM Railroad Connection ... thumbs upthumbs up weston1879 10/19/2013 11:51PM
  Re: NNG: AC-9's = "Cab-Rearward" 4-8-8-2's ... confused smiley Russo Loco 10/20/2013 12:42AM
  ACE 3000 Maybe Re: NNG: AC-9's = "Cab-Rearward" 4-8-8-2's ... confused smiley dougvv 10/22/2013 10:03AM
  Re: NNG: U.P. - Farmington STEAM Railroad Connection ... thumbs upthumbs up Tomstp 10/20/2013 09:26AM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection Earl 10/20/2013 08:06AM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection BillD 10/20/2013 08:37AM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection Greg Scholl 10/20/2013 08:57AM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection rehunn 10/20/2013 05:37PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection - In Spades ... eye popping smiley Johnson Barr 10/21/2013 09:51PM
  Re: Farmington Rail Connection - In Spades ... eye popping smiley Ed Stabler 10/22/2013 05:35AM


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