Boise City, OK to Clayton, NM

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This picture shows the abandoned grade about 5 miles east of Clayton, NM, paralleling US Routes 56 and 412. Photo by Dr. James H. Olsen, Jr., PE, January 2011.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 13790 Date: 6/15/1942 Section: 1
Application of Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway for abandonment of line from Bosie City, Okla. to Clayton, New Mexico and from Mt. Dora to point near Farley, N. Mex. and to discontinue operation over the line of The Colorado and Southern Railway Company between Clayton and Mt. Dora, New Mexico, a distance of 95.35 miles (Cimarron County, Okla. and Union and Colfax Counties, N. Mex.)
Length: 95.35 miles Citation: 254 ICC 804  
Also under this filing: The Colmor Cut-off   

From US64 east of Clayton, NM you can still see remnants of the large fill that was constructed to support the rail bed. There are also still some timber posts which supported the once substantial trestle crossing the Beaver River. Once in Oklahoma, most of the evidence of the old grade is difficult to discern but paralleled existing US64.

Dr. James H. Olsen, Jr., PE
Albuquerque, NM


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