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Santa Fe Railway freight train symbol 901 at Thoreau, NM

Santa Fe Railway freight train symbol 901 at Thoreau, NM

Train 901 (Extra 5641 East) comes down the hill into Thoreau on May 18, 1978. The wind has just about ripped the metal sign off the post. At this point in time there was a level crossing for the highway. Too many late night accidents prompted the state to replace the crossing with a highway bridge over the tracks.

Santa Fe freight train symbol 893 at Thoreau

Ten years later, train 893 (Extra 5260 East) comes through town early in the morning on July 23, 1988. Disk 64