Water Tank and Pumphouse at Goffs, CA

Located at the crest of the stiff climb up from the Colorado River, the small community of Goffs, CA got its water supply from the railroad, as did many desert towns. When this photo was taken in 1995, the locals were still relying on the railroad for water years after the railroad itself no longer needed water for steam engines. BNSF finally brought an end to this anachronistic state of affairs, paying for new wells for the few remaining residents. The tank was demolished on November 21, 2003.

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