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I've been doing a bit of research on an obscure railroad that began operations late January 1889 between the town of Bisbee, Arizona to a connection with the New Mexico & Arizona in the (now ghost) town of Fairbank.

The railroad was known as the Arizona & South Eastern Rail Road (Arizona & Southeastern Railroad), and is the precursor to the El Paso & Southwestern.

They purchased a used 4-4-0, which is still extant in El Paso along with a new Baldwin 2-6-0 for the beginning of operations. In 1894 they purchased another new Baldwin, this one a compound Consolidation. I have found references to 2 other Baldwins, one ordered in 1897 & the other in 1899. I also have found that their #9 was apparently a new ALCO 0-6-0 built in either 1900 or 1901.

I'm hoping someone may have more details or even a roster, but any details about their locomotives will be helpful and appreciated.




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The Arizona & South Eastern Railroad website

since my post inquiring about the A&SE locomotive roster, I have uncovered a lot more information about that 19th century shortline.

I have worked up what I think is a rather interesting and informative website that discusses the railroad and its history, including a bit of information about the locomotive roster.

I invite readers to take a look at:


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