Waldo to Madrid

The Cerrillos Coal Line

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Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY
Docket Number: 21176 Date: 6/17/1960 Section: 1(18)
App. for auth. to abandon a line of railroad and operation thereof, known as the "Cerrillos Coal Line" or "Waldo Track No. 2" extdg. from M.P. 0+I740 ft., a point on said Track No 2 at Waldo to Madrid, a total length of approx. 5 mi., all in Santa Fe County, New Mex.
Length: 5 miles Citation:  

Coal coking ovens had been built at Waldo along with a rail spur to the coal mining town of Madrid to the south. The mines closed in the 1940s as the market for the Madrid coal was replaced by diesel locomotive engines and other sources of coal.

There are still some visible portions of this grade, but the property is private; additional grades can be observed from State Road #14 south of Madrid, up along the canyon walls to the east of the highway.

Dr. James H. Olsen, Jr.
Albuquerque, NM
8/10/2010

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