Teresa always loved trains. She always talked about how her dad was a conductor on the Southern Pacific Railroad. I remember as a small child, our grandmother would go on trips as she had a lifetime pass.
I also remember my mom and I going out to California one time on the train and I loved it.
Our grandfather's route was between Douglas and El Paso. I am not sure if he had a freight train, but I think it was.
There were two trains that came through Douglas every day. One came around 11:00 a.m. and the other around 7:00 p.m. I believe the morning one was called The Golden State and the evening one I know was called The Sunset Limited.
I think many of our cousins will remember riding our bikes down to watch the evening train come in during the summer. At that time, the depot was a bustling place. It was so fun to watch all of the people get off and on the train.
After the railroad pulled out, the depot was neglected. My mom was instrumental in getting it for the City of Douglas. It is now the police department and has been beautifully refurbished. Her name is on the plaque as a member of the City of Douglas Council.
So many memories have been coming back as I try to do these posts!!!