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» Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) (more..)
» U23C (more..)
» mine branch in SW New Mexico (more..)
» Star Shaft, New Mexico, USA (more..)
» May 10, 1974
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» ATSF 7512 (more..)
» mine run (more..)
» Joe McMillan (more..)
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A Santa Fe mine shuttle with GE U23C's 7512 and 7506 snakes around curves on the Santa Rita District near Hurley, New Mexico in May 1974. The train––loaded at a Kennecott open pit mine just around the curve in the background––is en route to the smelter at Hurley a few miles away. The ore shuttles stopped running in the mid-1980s, replaced by a slurry pipeline. The smelter was closed in 2005 and little rail traffic remains today.
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