Columbus, New Mexico, USA

 

1916
1916

Columbus Railway Station - Closed

In May 1932, Meher Baba and 8 companions journeyed from Harmon, New York State to Los Angeles, California. The train on the Chicago and LA route was called the "Golden State Route".

Sometime between 10 - 11am on Saturday 28th May the train went past Columbus Railway Station. Whether it stopped or not is not known.

Click on the button below to visit the Chapter for this visit in 1932.

1930s ; The "Sunset" passing Picacho Peak landmark west of Tucson, AZ., on the "Golden State Limited" line. Image from "Classic Trains Collection" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.
1930s ; The "Sunset" passing Picacho Peak landmark west of Tucson, AZ., on the "Golden State Limited" line. Image from "Classic Trains Collection" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.

NOTE : Because of the lack of information presently, we cannot determine which of 2 train route Meher Baba travelled along in the states of New Mexico & Arizona. These routes are marked in both rose and blue.

 

 

The train arrived in El Paso, Texas, the next day at 8:45 in the morning ( Saturday, 28th May 1932 ), and Baba got down at the station. He had a 20-minute walk before proceeding to Tucson, Arizona, which was reached at 5:20 that evening.

 

Lord Meher Online Edition Page 1425

 

PINK ROUTE : TOTAL RAIL DISTANCE BETWEEN EL PASO, TX. TO TUCSON, AZ.

IS 312 MILES / 502 KMS.

 

OR

BLUE ROUTE : TOTAL RAIL DISTANCE BETWEEN EL PASO, TX. TO TUCSON VIA DOUGLAS, AZ. IS 340 MILES / 547 KMS.

 

Departed El Paso at 9:10 am and arrived in Douglas, AZ., at 1:50 pm. Later arrived in Tucson at 5:20 pm.

Perfect Man Shrine

 

Dedication Wall

 

White Horse Journal Articles

Love Street Lamp Post - 1997. Reprinted from the above article in the White Horse Journal.
Love Street Lamp Post - 1997. Reprinted from the above article in the White Horse Journal.

 

Love Street Lamp Post Article - 2nd Qtr. 2001 - p.39-40

Earl Starcher who built the monument did not complete it. He retired to Myrtle Beach, SC., where he later passed away in 1994.

As of 2017, the structure was still there in Columbus.

Columbus in the Past

Old Conflicts in Columbus