Rocky Ford Station

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Rocky Ford
Former ATSF passenger rail station
Restored Rocky Ford, CO, depot IMG 5667.JPG
The station's bay window
Station statistics
Address North Main Street at Railroad right-of-way
Coordinates 38°03′11″N 103°43′13″W / 38.052995°N 103.720223°W / 38.052995; -103.720223Coordinates: 38°03′11″N 103°43′13″W / 38.052995°N 103.720223°W / 38.052995; -103.720223
Structure type at-grade
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 1876 (tracks built)[1]
1903 (current depot built)[2]
Closed 1979
Owned by track owned by BNSF Railway
Services
Former services
Preceding station   Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe   Following station
toward Denver
Denver Branch
Terminus

Rocky Ford Station was an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway station in Rocky Ford, Colorado. The station is located two blocks south of U.S. Highway 50 and State Highway 71. The station has been restored and is now used by the Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce.[3] It was on the Denver Branch, connecting La Junta and Denver. The line is now owned by BNSF.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The History of the Rocky Ford, Colorado Depot. Retrieved March 9, 2011
  2. ^ Rocky Ford, CO. Retrieved March 21, 2011
  3. ^ Florence, Mason; Gierlich, Marisa; Dean Nystrom, Andrew (1995). "Eastern Plains". Rocky Mountains. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 358. ISBN 1-86450-327-0. 

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