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Date: 10/15/20 17:14
Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: crazy_train_999

Hello!  I am interested in documenting (via photos) some of the old, rusted, and seemingly random boxcars and other rail equipment that can be found out west on farms, in fields, etc.  I have an upcomiong trip between Kansas City and southwest TX and would like to "take the long way" to visit any equipment of which I am made aware prior to my departure.

If you are aware of the general location of railcars like this anywhere between Kansas City and roughly the TX / Mexico border, I'd like to hear from you.  Feel free to post or DM me with whatever details you might have about them.  I don't need car numbers or anything like that; location information is just fine.  Something like "it will be on your right when you're headed west on Route 267," or "you can see it from the road just a little west of Springfield" is great.

Thank you for your time, and if I get any good shots I'll be sure to post them here.  Happy railroading!



Date: 10/15/20 17:21
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: ross

May not be on your travels- but saw plenty this past winter near Vaughn, NM and Clovis,NM. Believe I was on HWY67 (whichever hwy parallels the Transcon)



Date: 10/15/20 17:26
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: howeld

ross Wrote:
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> May not be on your travels- but saw plenty this
> past winter near Vaughn, NM and Clovis,NM. Believe
> I was on HWY67 (whichever hwy parallels the



Yes I was going to say the same. There are a lot along the Santa Fe. Helps if you have an passenger who can look while you drive.

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Date: 10/15/20 17:30
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: Ritzville

ross Wrote:
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> May not be on your travels- but saw plenty this
> past winter near Vaughn, NM and Clovis,NM. Believe
> I was on HWY67 (whichever hwy parallels the
> Transcon)

That Hwy is US60.

Larry



Date: 10/15/20 17:35
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: ross

Ritzville Wrote:
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> ross Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > May not be on your travels- but saw plenty this
> > past winter near Vaughn, NM and Clovis,NM.
> Believe
> > I was on HWY67 (whichever hwy parallels the
> > Transcon)
>
> That Hwy is US60.
>
> Larry

Much appreicated, I was just too dar lazy to research! Must of been 67 going thru KS I took...



Date: 10/15/20 17:39
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: howeld

1. not a box but neat none the less.  Herford, TX I believe
2. Near Little Sahara State Park in OK
3. Still in the service of the railroad.  Ft Sumner, NM

There are alot out there.  I didnt photogragh that many of them.  



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/15/20 17:48 by howeld.








Date: 10/15/20 17:52
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: howeld

There were also alot of elevated hoppers along the Santa Fe in TX.  This one is from La Junta, CO




Date: 10/15/20 19:01
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: 1976steve

There are 2 Santa Fe boxcars, early '70's ?, go about 1-3 miles south of Rio Vista,Texas on Texas Highway 174. Be looking on the east side of the highway and railroad tracks that parallel the highway. They are sitting together and visible about 1/4 mile off the highway and I believe there is a side road that goes within 100' of them. Also if interested in Cleburne within view of the Amtrak station there is a Santa Fe caboose just 500' south of what once was a Santa Fe car shop.



Date: 10/15/20 19:31
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: upkpfan

There is several in KS. and just keep looking in the fields as you drive. That's what I do when I drive. upkpfan



Date: 10/15/20 20:07
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: Q-GP30

They are east of KC also, in Baring MO there is a old AT&SF wooden reefer in use as a shed in someone’s back yard

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Date: 10/15/20 20:17
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: SP8100

There are also CB&Q and NP boxcars near Great Falls, Montana.


SP8100



Date: 10/15/20 21:28
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: dan

san luis valley in colo is a hotbed



Date: 10/15/20 21:55
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: sixaxlecentury

dan Wrote:
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> san luis valley in colo is a hotbed

Yup, about one on every other property it seems.  



Date: 10/15/20 23:38
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: MrMRL

US 62 west out of Altus, OK to the TX border. There are at least 8-10 different old 40-50' boxcar "farm sheds" visible from the highway on either side. ATSF, NP, Rock Island Blue, I've passed them on multiple ocssions during my spring storm chasing trips.

Mr. MRL



Date: 10/16/20 08:14
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: rrman6

Four mounted (for feed storage) Santa Fe reefers sit on northeast side of US50/400 in Ingles, KS between Cimarron, KS and Garden City, KS.  Possibly some other Santa Fe relics along the way toward Lamar, CO.  Also, some older cars may be found at Spearville, KS behind the AMPRIDE fuel stop and some in or near the BNSF tracks in or near Dodge City, KS..



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/16/20 08:19 by rrman6.



Date: 10/16/20 09:39
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: callum_out

And North of there on 283 are a couple interesting examples, as mentioned, they're all over Kansas.

Out 



Date: 10/16/20 12:34
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: xcnsnake

I do believe I hit the mother lode on the Mother Road about a year ago.

Old Route 66 between Bard, New Mexico and Glenrio, Texas




Date: 10/16/20 13:20
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: crazy_train_999

Wow, this is awesome!  I'm not sure how many I'll be able to get through on this trip, but please keep them coming!  It sounds like I may need to swing into NM for a bit, lol.  Thank you all!
 



Date: 10/16/20 13:29
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: xcnsnake

Floydada, Texas (hometown of the late great country singer Don Williams)




Date: 10/16/20 13:37
Re: Looking for Boxcars in Fields Out West
Author: tehachcond

dan Wrote:
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> san luis valley in colo is a hotbed

To expand on what Dan said, a number of old boxcars, mostly D&RGW can be seen in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, along Hwy 285 coming south from Poncha Springs, and along Hwy 160 erdt of Alamosa.

Brian Black
Castle Rock, CO



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