Sugar Junction and Zinzer
The yard is mainly used for
interchanges between San Luis Central and D&RGW (SP/UP/San
Luis & Rio Grande Railroad). They also unload fertilizer at
the short track on the east side of the yard. SLC comes down
from north and leave their cars in the interchange yard.
D&RGW left cars, mainly empties, going west to South Fork or
Monte Vista and picked up cars from the interchange yard on the
return trip. SLC has a car shop just north of Sugar Junction.
West of Sugar Junction is a lumber yard, Pleasant's Western
Lumber. East of Sugar Junction is Zinzer with the scrap yard,
Sanner Bros Salvage. Monte Vista Coop had 5 silos in Zinzer
until 1996, when they where destroyed in a fire.
I have drawn the map from the information I managed to get when I visited Sugar Junction in March 1999.