Orogrande to Zora

The Jarilla Branch

The abandoned railroad route between Orogrande and Zora, known as The Jarilla Branch, of which 4.722 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in New Mexico by the El Paso & Northeastern Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 10195 Date: 10/23/1933 Section: 1
App. of El Paso and Northeastern Ry. Co. and Southern Pacific C o . , its lessee, for a certificate to abandon the Jarilla Branch extending from Orogrande to Zora, a distance of 4.722 miles, in Otero County, New Mexico.
Length: 4.722 miles Citation: 202 ICC 313  


I am trying to find as much information on this track section as possible. This was a busy mining area from 1895 to the 1940's. Any information you could share would be greatly appreciated. I would really like to see any photographs of this line if any are available.

Ron Gatlin, Historian
El Paso, TX


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Do you have any pictures or information about The Jarilla Branch? Please . You will get credit for anything you contribute.