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Farmington Branch closure....1965/1966?

December 30, 2018 12:19PM avatar
I'm getting some conflicting info on the Farmington branch being closed to due to soft track problems. I visited in September 1965 and the branch was closed in order to rebuild a fill just south of Durango. Russo and others seem to be referring to a closure in 1966. Perhaps it happened both years. Here they are unloading a drag line to excavate the fill.

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A short train was run from Durango to Chama to handle the lumber from Weideman.

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But that train was delayed a day in leaving Durango by this problem near Bocea.

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And interestingly the westbound from Chama following the short eastbound was long enough to require two engines. The helper was run light from Durango to Gato. I wonder where all the cars were going since the work on the Farmington branch fill had just started.

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Was there another problem on the Farmington branch in 1966?

JBWX



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/2018 12:36PM by John West.
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