The tank at Dalies, NM was long a silent sentinel watching over the junction where the
original main line from Albuquerque meets the newer line coming up from Belen. It was
once part of a complex of railroad buidings that included an interlocking tower,
bunkhouse, section house, another tank, and a pumphouse. One by one, the other facilities
disappeared, with the tank finally standing all alone by the late 1990's. It was removed some
time before 2004.
The conical roof on this tank, by the way, was a post-steam-era addition.
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