Clovis Depot Model Train Museum

221 West First Street
505-762-0066

History :

At the turn of the century, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was looking for a new route over the mountains of New Mexico. It built a bypass from Belen toTexico, and used existing lines to rejoin its mainline in Kansas. The AT&SF builtthe Depot in 1907 and also established the township of Clovis. The Depot served as the division point offices, the passenger station and as a boarding facility for train crews between work assignments. As rail traffic increased, the Harvey House and administration buildings were built to compliment the major yard and engine service facilities. The Clovis Subdivision was the last on the Santa Fe to use steam, and the selection of the 50's period for restoration highlights the transition from steam to diesel on the Santa Fe. Today, the Belen Cutoff is one of the BNSF's busiest lines and some 75 to 100 trains pass through Clovis each day.


Reviews

dustyn cole

Rating:
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Fun and educational with friendly people. the photo is not accurate it's the depot not that piece of crap old ice building

Albert Gonzales

Rating:
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017