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Water Train Expedition, June 16, 1958

 Collection — Small-Collections-Box: 11, Folder: PICT 2021-009

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Harold F. Stewart, railroad engineer and photographer, photographed one of the final water supply runs of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway water train in its 10 mile round trip between Madrid, NM and Waldo, NM on June 16, 1958.

The equipment in these images was owned or leased from the ATSF by the Albuquerque and Cerrillos Coal Company. Engine 769 and Engine 870, as well as the tank car 96226, were owned by the Albuquerque and Cerrillos Coal Company, and other equpment was leased from the ATSF railroad. The equipment which was owned by the Coal company was not re-lettered, and carried the ATSF reporting marks and numbers. Tank car 96226 was also lettered on the center sill "leased to A&C Coal Co". In 1959, rail operations ceased.

6-17-1960 ICC Abandonment Filings Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway App. for auth. to abandon a line of railroad and operaion therof, know as the "Cerrillos Coal Line" or Waldo Track No. 2 extdg. from M.P. 0+ 1740 ft., a pont on said Track No. 2 at Waldo to Madrid, a total length of approx. 5 miles.

Sources complied, with comments, by John B. Moore, Jr. and Joseph P. Hereford, Jr.; 10-8-2021.


  • June 16, 1958

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 26 plus items (1 folder) : 25 slides, 1 postcard, 1 PowerPoint printout ; 35mm 2 x 2 in slides

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131