This Day in Train History
March 1, 1881: Connection between Southern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe at Deming, New Mexico, forming the second transcontinental route. Southern Pacific Southern Division trackage, in Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico, was leased to Centeral Pacific for operation during this time period.
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Author: William Prusso
I've been a train junkie all my life... from the first Athearn tank car my dad bought me when I was about 4 to a full 14x16 foot HO layout in my barn, an ON30 layout in my office, an N gauge layout and I just started on a Z gauge.. I've been hooked all my days.