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Clovis, New Mexico to Dodge City, Kansas 8/9/2022

by Chris Guenzler

Elizabeth and I woke up at 7:00 AM and after our Internet duties, we went to International House of Pancakes for breakfast. Afterwards, there were three photographic opportunities in Clovis this morning and I drove us to them.

Santa Fe 0-6-0 9005, built by Baldwin in 1906 as Santa Fe 2005, and donated in 1954.

Santa Fe Harvey House built in 1909.

Santa Fe Clovis station built in 1907.

A rail bicycle was on display.

There was also a Fairmont speeder. We left Clovis and were quickly entered Texas and the Central Time Zone as we made our way to the next stop at Friona.

Santa Fe Friona station which was moved to the city park in 1985. I drove us to Hereford.

Santa Fe Hereford freighthouuse.

The Santa Fe station. From here we drove north to another station.

Santa Fe station which used to be in Black. From here I drove Elizabeth to Canyon.

Santa Fe Canyon station. Next I drove us through Amarillo north to Stratford to our next station.

Santa Fe Statford station.

Santa Fe 59 foot box car 56245 built by the railroad in 1979. Later I drove us to Kerrick and we had a surprise while there.

Santa Fe Kerrick station.

BNSF 8474 East reversing a ballast train past the station. We continued on our way and entered Oklahoma.

Santa Fe Boise City station, built in 1925, now at the Cimarron Heritage Center. From here we went into the town square.

Santa Fe caboose 999470, built by the railroad in 1942 as 2073. Our next station was in Keyes.

The Santa Fe Keyes station.

In Elkhart, we spotted Santa Fe caboose 999481, built by the railroad in 1942 as 2089, as we made our way to Hugoton.

The Santa Fe Hugoton station on the grounds of the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum.

Santa Fe Ulysses station, moved to Hugoton and has been joined with the one from Elkhart.

Santa Fe Elkhart station, moved to Hugoton and has been joined with the one from Ulysses. We drove east and found something unexpected.

We caught a Cimarron Valley Railroad train.

GECX B40-8 5951 was built by General Electric in 1988 as Conrail 5061 and later CSX 5941.

Cimarron Valley C40-8 4053, built by General Electric in 1990 as CSX 7616.

As the Cimarron Valley Railroad train headed west, we drove into Sublette for our last station.

Santa Fe caboose 999070 built by the railroad in 1949.

Santa Fe Sublette station. Elizabeth then drove through heavy rains and once we were out of them, had a easy drive to Dodge City where we went to Arby's for dinner before checking into the Best Western Crossroads Hotel where we spent the night.