Jornada to Elephant Butte

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This short spur was constructed westward from Jornada, NM off of the main AT&SF line to the site of the Elephant Butte Dam construction, around 1910. The resulting lake was at one time the largest man-made reservoir in the world. Portions of the old grade are still visible along State Road #15 between Jornada and Truth or Consequences, NM.

Thanks to Dr. James H. Olsen, Jr., PE for contributing information about this route.

The State Road should be #51, not #15; looks like the digits got transposed. thanks.

Dr. James H. Olsen, Jr., PE
Albuquerque, NM
8/9/2010

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We were just hiking in that area this morning and commenting on the cuts made for the railroad. There must have been a trestle over Ash Canyon. Does a photo exist of that? Great map - thanks!

Donna Catterick
Truth or Consequences, NM
1/27/2014

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