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38429 Us Hwy 285

Tres Piedras, NM 87577
  • $649,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 73 Days
  • MLS #: 109414
UPDATED: 44 min ago
$649,000
  • 0
    BEDS
  • 1.19
    ACRES
  • 0
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
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Listing provided courtesy of Exit Realty Home & Ranch: 970-759-0763.

Description

Historic oppetunity! Story of the Chili Line. The Chili Line rails are long gone and the grade is slowly washing back in to the adobe soil from which it was formed. Built by horses and mules, the D&RGs (Denver & Rio Grande) Chili Line, was unique, in two ways. Originally built to connect Denver to Mexico City, it was to be the first north-south line in the nation, in contrast to other major western railroads, which ran east-west. Also unique, in that it was the first three foot narrow track railroad in the nation, it ran from Antonito, Colorado to Santa Fe, New, Mexico between the years of 1887 and 1941. The Antonito to Tres Piedras run or northern end of the Chili Line began operating in 1881 and ran for 61 years. Primarily, the Chili Line served as a shipping point for loads of livestock, lumber, mail, and some passengers. The little train would bring all sorts of merchandise that Anglo settlers and Pueblo natives found useful. As there were severe water shortages, the train brought potable water from Antonito and San Antonio creek for sale to the community people at the cost of $.25 for a 50 gallon barrel. The small train was a mixed train, meaning it carried freight, mail, and passengers. In its 125 miles of track, the stations and passing places were: Antonito, Palmilla, Volcano (by San Antonio mountain), Skarda, No Agua, Tres Piedras, Taos Junction, Servilleta, Embudo, Espanola, and Santa Fe. The branch had long born the name "Chili Line. There are two stories of how it got its name. The first is that it came from the custom of the locals hanging long clusters of drying red chiles outdoors, on the adobe buildings in the countryside through which the train passed. The second story is that when the train made a stop for lunch, a number of riders ordered chile. So when the conductor called "chile stop, the name stuck. The train crew seemed to enjoy helping residents along the way. The engineers would blow the steam whistle and ladies would bring out their wash tubs and get hot water for laundry. The brakeman gathered newspapers in Alamosa and threw them to women and kids, since most did not have money to buy them and never traveled more than a few miles from home in their lifetimes. Each morning, the engineer would pick up a bone at the butcher shop in Alamosa, to reward a particularly loyal newspaper delivery dog ("Minnie) at theTaos Junction stop. Unfortunately the railroad was not making a profit and D&RG abandoned the Chili Line on September 1, 1941. The track was removed and most of the engines and iron rails were sent to Alaska for the war effort. In the small town of Tres Piedras, the old water tower, beside the dusty railroad grade, is all that remains of the Chili Line. Deb and Gil Graves are long time Tres Piedras residents and the Chili Line passes through their ranch. Its more than simply historic interest to Gil, since his dad used to ride horseback from Carson to meet the train at Taos Junction to pick up the mail. They want to keep the history of the Chili Line alive, as well as provide a needed service to the residents of Tres Piedras and the many tourists and travelers passing through on their way to Taos, Chama, Antonito, Ojo Caliente, and beyond. They named their restaurant and B&B, the Chili Line Depot, although the 100 year old building actually spent most of its life as a bar and dancehall where Glenn Campbell came from Albuquerque, with his uncle (The Dick Bills Band & The Sandia Mountain Boys) to play music. Gil and Deb and their staff provide great home-cooked meals, sell groceries, ice, firewood, and have rooms available for weary travelers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, hunters and fishermen. Theres a lot of history in this rural area through which the Chili Line passes. It is waiting to be explored and enjoyed. And maybeif you listen closelyyou can hear the whistle blow from the gone, but not forgotten Chili Line. *John a. Gjevre, Chili Line: The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa F

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38429 Us Hwy 285 Tres Piedras, NM 87577

  • Price: $649,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 73 Days
  • Updated: 44 min ago
  • MLS #: 109414
0
Beds
0
Baths
0
½ Baths
1.19
Acres
Neighborhood:
Tres Piedras (46A)
Area:
Tres Piedras (46A)
Property Description
Historic oppetunity! Story of the Chili Line. The Chili Line rails are long gone and the grade is slowly washing back in to the adobe soil from which it was formed. Built by horses and mules, the D&RGs (Denver & Rio Grande) Chili Line, was unique, in two ways. Originally built to connect Denver to Mexico City, it was to be the first north-south line in the nation, in contrast to other major western railroads, which ran east-west. Also unique, in that it was the first three foot narrow track railroad in the nation, it ran from Antonito, Colorado to Santa Fe, New, Mexico between the years of 1887 and 1941. The Antonito to Tres Piedras run or northern end of the Chili Line began operating in 1881 and ran for 61 years. Primarily, the Chili Line served as a shipping point for loads of livestock, lumber, mail, and some passengers. The little train would bring all sorts of merchandise that Anglo settlers and Pueblo natives found useful. As there were severe water shortages, the train brought potable water from Antonito and San Antonio creek for sale to the community people at the cost of $.25 for a 50 gallon barrel. The small train was a mixed train, meaning it carried freight, mail, and passengers. In its 125 miles of track, the stations and passing places were: Antonito, Palmilla, Volcano (by San Antonio mountain), Skarda, No Agua, Tres Piedras, Taos Junction, Servilleta, Embudo, Espanola, and Santa Fe. The branch had long born the name "Chili Line. There are two stories of how it got its name. The first is that it came from the custom of the locals hanging long clusters of drying red chiles outdoors, on the adobe buildings in the countryside through which the train passed. The second story is that when the train made a stop for lunch, a number of riders ordered chile. So when the conductor called "chile stop, the name stuck. The train crew seemed to enjoy helping residents along the way. The engineers would blow the steam whistle and ladies would bring out their wash tubs and get hot water for laundry. The brakeman gathered newspapers in Alamosa and threw them to women and kids, since most did not have money to buy them and never traveled more than a few miles from home in their lifetimes. Each morning, the engineer would pick up a bone at the butcher shop in Alamosa, to reward a particularly loyal newspaper delivery dog ("Minnie) at theTaos Junction stop. Unfortunately the railroad was not making a profit and D&RG abandoned the Chili Line on September 1, 1941. The track was removed and most of the engines and iron rails were sent to Alaska for the war effort. In the small town of Tres Piedras, the old water tower, beside the dusty railroad grade, is all that remains of the Chili Line. Deb and Gil Graves are long time Tres Piedras residents and the Chili Line passes through their ranch. Its more than simply historic interest to Gil, since his dad used to ride horseback from Carson to meet the train at Taos Junction to pick up the mail. They want to keep the history of the Chili Line alive, as well as provide a needed service to the residents of Tres Piedras and the many tourists and travelers passing through on their way to Taos, Chama, Antonito, Ojo Caliente, and beyond. They named their restaurant and B&B, the Chili Line Depot, although the 100 year old building actually spent most of its life as a bar and dancehall where Glenn Campbell came from Albuquerque, with his uncle (The Dick Bills Band & The Sandia Mountain Boys) to play music. Gil and Deb and their staff provide great home-cooked meals, sell groceries, ice, firewood, and have rooms available for weary travelers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, hunters and fishermen. Theres a lot of history in this rural area through which the Chili Line passes. It is waiting to be explored and enjoyed. And maybeif you listen closelyyou can hear the whistle blow from the gone, but not forgotten Chili Line. *John a. Gjevre, Chili Line: The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa F
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Building Exterior StuccoWood SidingOther Exterior Features LandscapingLighting/ SecurityParking/ 10 + Spaces Foundation Yes Frontage U. S. Highway Roof MetalOther Style 2X6 FrameGreen HouseMulti-StoryRestaurantAdobe Type Land Building Business

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Air Conditioning Ceiling Fans Fire Prevention System Dry Heating System CombinationElectric BaseboardWood Stove

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This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is displayed with the understanding that the publisher and authors are not engaged in rendering real estate, legal, accounting, tax, or other professional service and that the publisher and authors are not offering such advice in this publication. If real state, legal, or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent, professional person should be sought.

The information contained in this publication is subject to change without notice. TCAR MLS, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THIS MATERIAL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TCAR MLS, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ERRORS CONTAINED HEREIN OR FOR ANY DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE FURNISHING, PERFORMANCE, PR USE OF THIS MATERIAL.

Publisher’s Notice: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the New Mexico Fair Housing Act, which Acts make it illegal to make or publish any advertisement that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

TCAR MLS, Inc. will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
 
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