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Cloudcroft in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cloud-Climbing Railroad

 
 
Cloud-Climbing Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, September 3, 2012
1. Cloud-Climbing Railroad Marker
Inscription. In order to provide timber for the construction of his El Paso & Northeastern Railroad north of Alamagordo, Charles B. Eddy in 1898 built a spur into the Sacramento Mountains. The line operated as far as Cloudcroft until 1947. The Cloudcroft Trestle is all that remains.
 
Location. 32° 57.858′ N, 105° 44.869′ W. Marker is in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 82, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cloudcroft NM 88317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Restoring a Local Treasure (here, next to this marker); Blazerís Mill (approx. 14.6 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 15.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, September 2, 2012
2. Back of Marker
Cloud-Climbing Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 27, 2014
3. Cloud-Climbing Railroad Marker
Cloudcroft Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, September 3, 2012
4. Cloudcroft Trestle
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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