Santa Fe Engines


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Santa Fe Engines near Truxton, Arizona, on Route 66.

Truxton is a very small village in western-central Mohave County, in the northwestern part of Arizona.

After Mexico ceded this area to the United States, the government sent Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves (b. 1810 -  d. 1888) in 1851 to lead an expedition through New Mexico and Arizona to survey the Zuni and Colorado Rivers.The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad (which later became the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad) built their railroad through the area. They set up a stop at Truxton in the late 1800s but moved the tracks to higher ground after the floods of 1904.

Source: The Route 66. Truxton.

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