RailsWest News

1. RailsWest is now on Instagram with frequent posts!

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2. On the new RailsWest blog we just published one of our best posts ever…

One of my favorite posts we have done in a while about a night train. It is all about getting some cattle south to get them out of harms way from a winter storm. Check out the blog post. It reads like a very short story! It has a night train, bunking down in the caboose, tumble weeds, a ghost and much more.

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RailsWest has a new home! And has for quite a while!

You are always welcome to come back here and check out the classics! BUT, hop on the new RailsWest trains departing for all points West!

We are boarding on tracks #1 and #2 and you are welcome on both trains.

Track #1

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Track #2

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Pecos Valley Southern in 1978 ©B Smith
Pecos Valley Southern in 1978 ©B Smith

If you enjoy these images and short trains slowly moving across a remote land to serve a few scattered customers, the new RailsWest is for you.

“Out in the middle of nowhere, a single car to pick up, light rail, little ballast, just laid back easy going railroading.”–B. Smith

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Highlights of some recent posts…

From the post, “An easy day, a little football and some lemonade” — https://railswest2.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/an-easy-day-a-little-football-and-some-lemonade/
From the post “The Salt Flats Cafe , Part 2 — https://railswest2.wordpress.com/2020/07/05/the-salt-flats-cafe-part-2/

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