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Crew Change at Vaughn, NM

Santa Fe freight train crews change trains at Vaughn, NM

Vaughn had been a crew change point until 1965. When it was eliminated, it made the crew district 242 miles between Clovis and Belen. On July 17, 1979 the crew on train 826 (Extra 5654 East) was running short on time. The train was supposed to pick up a few cars at Melrose. If the crew stayed with the train, they would die on the law at Melrose. So the dispatcher had the crew of train 865 (Extra 5947 East) stop so the crews could swap trains. Disk 60

After the crews change trains, train 865 leaves Vaughn