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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cloudcroft NM 88317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Blazer’s Mill (approx. 14.6 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 15.2 miles away).
 
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2012, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2012, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico.   3. submitted on May 4, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on September 4, 2012, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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