|Southwestern Railroad - Deming Subdivision|
Please choose one of the
following photo pages:
First Look at
the Deming Subdivision
October, 2001, etc.
Round Trip to Rincon
On September 8, 2001, BNSF sold 56 miles of its Deming Subdivision to the Southwestern Railroad.
Included in the sale was the former Santa Fe line from Rincon (where it connects with the BNSF El
Paso Subdivision) to Deming, and an additional 5 miles of track from Deming to Peruhill, where
the Deming Sub connected with Southwestern's former Santa Fe line to Whitewater and Hurley. Southwestern now
operates all local traffic over the former BNSF Deming Subdivision, and interchanges with BNSF
at Rincon. BNSF retains ownership of the Rincon yard. Additionally, Southwestern now forwards
BNSF unit coal trains (previously operated by BNSF crews) from Rincon to Deming, where they
are interchanged to the UP for delivery to the Arizona Electric power plant at Cochise, Arizona.
Southwestern also handles the return movement of these coal trains when empty.
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