Train derails in railyard

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A train derailed Monday morning in Clovis, with 10 total cars derailed. The cause of the derailment is under investigation, with no injuries reported. CNJ staff A train derailed at the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Clovis yard Monday morning sending 10 cars off the track, according to Joe […]

BNSF helping raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

CNJ staff The BNSF Railway company’s Railway Special car will be in Clovis on Thursday and Friday as part of its 11 city tour, according to a news release. The BNSF Special will provide train rides to BNSF employees and their family members as a thank you for their service. The ride will also raise […]

BNSF Railway freight cars derail in Texas

The Associated Press SANTA FE, Texas — Authorities say 22 freight cars derailed in southeast Texas and caused a brief evacuation after a nonhazardous substance leaked. No injuries were reported. Joe Faust, a spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe, says it’s not immediately clear what caused the Houston-bound train to derail Thursday morning in Santa […]

Train strike victim identified

CNJ staff The investigation continues into how Larry Green, a signalman, was struck and killed by a train near Hereford, a BNSF Railway spokesman said Thursday. Green, 54, of Amarillo, died Wednesday morning at the sceen.

BNSF Railway employee killed

CNJ staff A BNSF Railway employee was killed Wednesday morning outside of Hereford. Joe Faust, a spokesman for the railroad, said Larry Green, 53, was struck by a westbound train about 6:20 a.m. (CDT) near Mile Post 601.3, 47 miles west of Amarillo. Green had been an employee of BNSF for 15 years. Faust said […]

City to discuss overpass agreement with railway

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission will discuss an agreement with BNSF Railway involving upcoming work for the Hull Street overpass in Thursday’s 5:15 p.m. meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The agreement is a precursor to work on the overpass, which was closed last summer. It stipulates that BNSF will supply all labor and […]

Work begins on removal of overpass

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A construction team began prep work on the Hull Street bridge Thursday. CNJ staff The top structure of the Hull Street overpass will come off on Tuesday, according to railroad officials. Railroad workers started work Thursday to prepare the structure for the demolition, according to officials. The city approved a […]

Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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CNJ file photo The Hull Street overpass was closed in July due to safety reasons. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The […]

MLK Blvd. railway crossing closing temporarily

CNJ staff The Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard railroad crossing will be closed until early this evening while BNSF Railway crews perform maintenance on the crossing, according to Interim Public Works Director Clint Bunch. He said BNSF is fixing the crossing because of the expected increase in traffic after city officials indefinitely closed the Hull […]

Railroad work nearing completion

CNJ staff Maintenance work on the U.S. Highway 60/84 railroad crossing should be completed Tuesday, according to a BNSF Railway spokesman. A small section of U.S. 60/84 at the New Mexico-Texas state line has been closed since Friday when BNSF Railway construction crews started a resurfacing project on the crossing, according to railway spokesman Joe […]

Nov. 24, 1925

The New Mexico Utilities Company was installing four-inch cast iron water mains north and south across west Seventh street. … Final arrangements were made between the Santa Fe Railway and the city of Clovis Fire Department in cooperation in fire protection for the Santa Fe Railway and city property. … M.L. Morris purchased a new […]

Clovis celebrates century

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rhonda Bargman, vice chair of the Centennial Committee, cuts a cake at the end of the 100th Anniversary Gala at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mayor David Lansford raised his glass Saturday and proposed a toast that the city of Clovis would be a community […]

Centennial banquet held on rails

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Leo Delaloye, a BNSF Railway chef, prepares a cheese tray Friday in the railway’s Red River car. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It’s been an adventurous month for Leo Delaloye, a chef with 17 years experience from Kansas. He has spent his time cooking in a kitchen zooming by […]

May 21, 1915

The Clovis News reported a man “giving his age as 21 but who appeared younger” was killed in an accident at the Santa Fe Railway shops. Eugene Morris of Canada was buried in Clovis at his mother’s request. … The newspaper also reported a 4-year-old child swallowed “69 cathartic tablets,” but had been treated and […]

Train town: Railroad drives growth

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BNSF Railway is Curry County’s eighth largest employer with a workforce of about 500 men and women. About 90 to 100 trains roll through Clovis each day, according to railway officials. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The railroad saved Tom Carter. He may have starved. He may have turned […]

March 9, 1971

Santa Fe Railway had named James E. Boyd as division engineer for Clovis. He was coming to town from San Bernadino, Calif. … Clovis Health Club at 1121 Thornton was offering $3 per week memberships for a limited time. … R&F Steak House at 500 S. Hull was open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. […]

Priorities not crossing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A train situation in two towns that straddle Texas and New Mexico is at a standstill, in more ways than one. Texas has set aside funding for an overpass that would save border residents from daily traffic delays caused by trains, but New Mexico hasn’t. The Texas Department of […]

Train noise troubles residents

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The blaring sound of honking trains rips Donald Gunter from his sleep three to four times a night. “It just drives you up the wall,” said Gunter, a Farwell resident who lives about five blocks from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks. Gunter has had enough. He is one […]