Koehler Junction to Ute Park, NM
— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway|
|Docket: 13788||6/11/1942||Section: 1|
|Application of Rocky Mountain & Santa Fe Railway for abandonment of 39.58 miles of railroad from a point near station of Koehler Junction to a point near Station of Ute Park, all in Colfax County, New Mexico.|
|Length: 39.58 miles||Citation: 254 ICC 804|
— User Comments —
This line served local coal mines. We drove the parallel segment of US 64 in May 2009, and the grade of this rail line could be seen west of Colfax. The right-of-way was about a mile west of the highway, and some of the piles at removed trestles could still be seen.
Ute Park had at least two different station buildings, the second being a Santa Fe standard design with the baggage section to the left end of the station when facing it. It was on the north side of the right of way somewhere to the east of the turning wye.
The right of way went east on what is now Hummingbird Lane, and follows the Cimarron River on the south side to Cimarron. It is generally visible with satellite views.