The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Tolar explosion remembered

 

December 4, 2004



On a quiet day in eastern New Mexico, Nov. 30, 1944, a train of 81 cars was traveling west out of Clovis. One of the crew members had detected a hot box under a fuel oil tanker car and the engineer was slowing the train to a stop west of Melrose i...



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