Southwestern Railroad’s Whitewater Branch was purchased from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company on June 15, 1990. The original 25.9 track miles link Whitewater to Hurley, Hanover Junction and Santa Rita, New Mexico. An additional 27 miles of track from Whitewater to Deming, New Mexico was purchased in July 1994. In September 2001, the Whitewater Branch began hauling on a BNSF leased track from Deming to Rincon, New Mexico.

Eight locomotives are used to haul coal, copper ore, sulfuric acid and other products outbound from Hurley to the Deming siding interchange, then transferred via rail to Rincon for interchange with the BNSF Railway ( There are 25 people employed on this line.

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