New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Notice of Discontinuance


April 27, 2020

At the Eddy County Museum, much of the collections housed in the Branford Depot have to do with railroads. After all, New Rockford grew to serve the passengers who traveled the Empire Builder.

The original Empire Builder passenger train was introduced in 1929 under Great Northern Railway and later its successor, the Burlington Northern Railroad. At the time, the 2,211 mile trip between Chicago...

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