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South Fork

South Fork was the last stop for the local after the abandoning of the tracks to Creede. West of South Fork in Derrick was a wye. It was used to turn the diesels before the trip back to Alamosa. The tracks between Derrick and Creede hasn't been used for a long time.

The last industry depending on the rail road was Stone Forest Products. It was a lumber mill but closed the busyness 2001.

They used to ship wood chips and lumber. There used to be stock pens in South Fork between the yard and road.

South Fork has one a the few remaining D&RGW water tanks. You could get some good pictures in South Fork when they used a Rio Grande GP40 as the power for the local.



  Updated 2008-09-22