Deming (Amtrak station)

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Deming
Deming New Mexico Amtrak station.jpeg
The disused station building.
Location 400 East Railroad Boulevard
Deming, NM 88030
Coordinates 32°16′16″N 107°45′19″W / 32.2712°N 107.7554°W / 32.2712; -107.7554Coordinates: 32°16′16″N 107°45′19″W / 32.2712°N 107.7554°W / 32.2712; -107.7554
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code DEM
History
Opened 1881
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,382[1]Increase 18%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
toward New Orleans
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago

The Deming, New Mexico (Amtrak Station) (DEM) is located at 400 East Railroad Boulevard in Deming, New Mexico. A flagstop, it consists of a shelter on a concrete pad. An old wood depot, built in 1881, is situated between the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads, but it no longer is used by passengers.

In March 1881, the second transcontinental railroad, uniting the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway from the east with the Southern Pacific Railway from the west, was completed at Deming. To mark the occasion, a silver spike was driven to connect the rails. Deming subsequently received a large two story "union depot" that in 1930 was remodeled into a one story structure.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New Mexico" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Deming Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 

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