Tucumcari Train Depot dedication included a Union Pacific steam locomotive

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Thomas Garcia As the ribbon was cut Friday, a wail from the whistle of the Union Pacific’s Steam Locomotive 844’s signaled the official dedication of the Tucumcari Train Depot. More than 150 Quay County residents were on hand for the dedication of the depot and to welcome the centennial locomotive. “It feels absolutely fantastic, it […]

Locomotive stopping at Tucumcari depot

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Thomas Garcia A steam powered Union Pacific locomotive commissioned for the New Mexico’s Centennial celebration will stop Friday at the renovated Tucumcari Train Depot. “For the past two years, this has been a challenging yet rewarding process,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari MainStreet. Tucumcari has the honor of being the first stop of the […]

Train derails near Nara Visa

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QCS Staff Union Pacific railroad crews are clearing the last of the wreckage of a multi-car derailment that occurred late Friday night outside of Nara Visa on U.S. Highway 54. Train service along the main track was interrupted for six hours, said railroad officials. Union Pacific’s Director, Corporate Communications Tom Lange said the train consisted […]

Roy “Bogie” Chapman Bogart Jr.

Services: Private family services will be held a later date Roy “Bogie” Chapman Bogart Jr., 83, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Bogart was born on May 15, 1924 in Tucumcari to Roy and Flora (Rucker) Bogart. He was a WWII veteran who joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served in […]