Navajo Mine Railroad

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Navajo Mine Railroad

Postby ChrisU » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:40 pm

Does anyone have any pictures of it and when does it operate? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Navajo Mine Railroad

Postby Komachi » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:50 am

I think I've posted some of this info. on the boards, eslewhere, but I'll post them again here...

Info. ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_Mine_Railroad
http://www.trainweb.org/southwestshorts/navajo.html

Loco Roster...
http://www.thedieselshop.us/Navajo.HTML


If I dig up anything else, I'll post it.
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Re: Navajo Mine Railroad

Postby ChrisU » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:52 am

Thank you.
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Re: Navajo Mine Railroad

Postby MrDowntown » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:49 pm

Can anyone help me with a location puzzle regarding this railroad?

The topo maps, the old county highway maps, the Benchmark Atlas, Roads of New Mexico, and DeLorme atlas all show the railroad running south from the power plant, located next to Morgan Lake, about four miles south of US64 and the San Juan River. The railroad is also quite visible in various sources of aerial imagery.

But the Steam-Powered Video Atlas clearly shows it north of the highway and river, running northwesterly. Any idea why it would apparently be so wrong?
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Re: Navajo Mine Railroad

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:08 pm

You may have mistaken a power line marking on the map(Delorme) as the Navajo Mine RR,
Info on anything in reservation lands is a pain to confirm,and Railfanning that RR is not possible.
ACCESS on Indian Lands is very controlled,the 4 Corners(San Juan) Power Plant and the Mine are off limits
There are 2 Indian Tribes in the area,Navajo and Ute Mountain. Both have their own PD's and are considered
"Sovergin Nations" with their own laws.

The 4 Corners(San Juan)Power Plant is NORTH of the San Juan River and US 64 between Waterflow and Fruitland NM
off road 6800.
Best bet is to use Bing or Google maps in sat view mode starting at the power plant and follow the RR.
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