Tag: New mexico

  • Lordsburg, New Mexico

    Lordsburg, New Mexico

    Lordsburg goes as far back to the 1880s, when the Southern Pacific Railroad was building a new line. Lordsburg started off as a Railroad camp, the original camp grew with an influx of railroad workers, freighters, miners, cowboys, ranchers, gamblers, and merchants.  As Lordsburg changed from a Railroad camp to a small town, businesses like…

  • Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe 2926

    Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe 2926

    In the 1940s, The Santa Fe Railroad wanted new diesel locomotives, however due to World War II, the U.S. War Department said they could not use diesel locomotives; diesel was needed for the warships. so, they had to go back to using steam locomotives. AT&SF designed a new class of steam locomotives called the 2900…