Ministry moves location

QCS staff The Ministry of Hope has moved to a new location at 105 East Railroad Avenue, east of the Train Depot. They are accepting donations, just no mattresses or furniture. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Train ride offers trip down memory lane

Last Friday, Mrs. Dorothy Randals and I joined the group near the old bus station to ride a bus to Dalhart. At the end of that ride, we were privileged to board the Union Pacific passenger train pulled by a 1940′s steam engine. We were among people of all ages and were able to hear […]

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 […]

Mother of Confusion: Jim Henson’s ‘Dinosaur Train’ kick-starts second season with movie

Genevieve Hinson Hey, there’s big news for Jim Henson Company’s “Dinosaur Train” fans. The second season on PBS Kids is launching with the premiere of “Dinosaur Big City,” a one-hour movie airing on Aug. 22. (Check for your local listing at www.pbs.org/tv_schedules/.) After that each of the episodes will focus on the outdoors and other […]

Mother of Confusion: Celebrate National Train Day with live events, shows, crafts and more

Genevieve Hinson All aboard, it’s almost time to celebrate National Train Day on May 7. If you haven’t heard of it before, that’s because it’s fairly new. Amtrak started the holiday in 2008 to bring attention to the advantages of traveling by rail and the history of trains. The event is held each year on […]

MainStreet depot project on track

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QCSun staff Tucumcari MainStreet program director Mark Lake said his organization’s Tucumcari Train Depot revitalization project is on schedule and should be on track to use all of its $1.4 million in state funding by June 2011. MainStreet is currently awaiting bids from contractors to restore the building’s 47 windows and 17 doors to their […]

Cultural event scheduled

QCS staff The third annual Celebrando nuestra Cultura will be held at 10 a.m., at Wailes Park on July 17. The event will feature live music from local talent Audriana LaLane De Garcia, Ernestine Romero and Kylie Angelique Tafoya and Jess Goevany Menen-dez. There will be a Car and Mortorcycle show and barrel train rides […]

Recipe of God’s words bring balanced diet

By Debra Whittington Train up a child in the way he should go… Proverbs 22:6 In the 1960’s the toy market jumped on the bandwagon of young girls imitating their mothers with the Easy Bake oven. When I saw one in a store last week, memories transported me back in time. For those who never […]

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 […]

Art Space receives two grants for public art at train depot

Chelle Delaney Plans to feature the historical importance of railroads to Tucumcari