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Re: Last Train to Farmington, Fifty Years Ago (+ 5 days), by Ernie Robart

September 05, 2018 01:12PM avatar
Hello again -

After some drops & pickups, and turning on the wye at the south end of town, #483 paused for a drink at the Farmington tank:
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Photo copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

Note that she had apparently lost the carload of rail sometime earlier, as it's no longer in the consist:
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Photo copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

The two carloads of wallboard are delivered at last: *
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Photo copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

. . . and then some pipe gons and idlers added to the string of empties headed to Durango:
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Photo copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

Ernie took a few more photos of the train after it left Farmington — they're mostly similar to some of those posted earlier, but in very poor light.
This one of a train from Farmington approaching Carbon Junction for the very last time I just couldn't pass up:
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Photo copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

Th . . .  Th . . .  That's All, Folks!

- Roosso

*  The story I've heard (from more than one source) is that Rio Grande Motorways had attempted to deliver the wallboard by truck a few weeks before, but Farmington Lumber & Hardware refused the shipment as it was not by rail as they had specified.  Motorways had to haul it back to Alamosa and load it on flatcars for proper delivery . . .     spinning smiley sticking its tongue out   smileys with beer
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