ATSF Joe City coal train at West Defiance

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ATSF Joe City coal train at West Defiance

About a year and a half earlier on February, 24, 1988 I observed the same move as the Joe City coal came into West Defiance. The first three engine numbers are 5097, 5163, and 5054. I don't know why the train had five units. This train generally had four units. The train has 87 loads, one empty (the caboose) and weighs in at a little over 11,000 tons. The Cholla power plant in Joseph City recieved 2,812,409 tons of coal in 1988. The dispatcher will hold the coal train here until a westbound high priority piggyback train goes by. Disk 66

ATSF Joe City coal train at West Defiance, New Mexico