In this year leading up to Arizona's centennial, Feb. 14, 2012, we'll reprint a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.
Nov. 15, 1912
It has been definitely settled that the new time card on the El Paso & Southwestern will go into effect November 20 and that the first regular train will come into this city on that date.
According to the new time card, trains 7 and 8, now running between Benson and Douglas, will be sent over the extension to Tucson. They will make daily trips from El Paso to this city just as do the trains now running to Benson. Passengers from Bisbee will be accommodated by a stub train to Osborn just as it now runs to meet the Benson train.
It addition to the trains mentioned, a stub will be operated out of Benson to connect at Fairbanks with the trains coming to and going from this city. When the Huachuca branch is opened and service established, which will be about the first of the year, that stub train probably will make the same connections as the Benson stub.
The deluxe trains will not be operated over the new line until the first of the year, but other through trains will be run to Tucson from El Paso.
The work of ballasting the road is about completed and will be done in a few days.
The passenger train will arrive here in the evening and leaves in the morning.
- Arizona Daily Star
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