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       painting by Gil Bennett of the Santa Fe 'Warbonnet' Super Chief streamliner in snow-covered Raton Pass, New Mexico        on this page:

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Class 1 New Mexico railroads

shortline & historic
New Mexico railroads

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

books & other media

image gallery


Statewide New Mexico Railroad Links
New Mexico Rail Passenger Alliance
Rio Grande Division 6 of the National Model Railroad Assn.
N.M.R.A. Rio Grande Division's Rails Along The Rio Grande Model Train Show [Nov 2014 = #1] in Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Garden RailRoaders

General Railroad Links

American Railroads Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
Railroad Film Festival Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

May 10th is National Train Day in USA [est. 2008]

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Railroad Art of Gil Bennett of Lehi, Utah

Railroad Links within New Mexico
listing of surviving steam locomotives in New Mexico
Harvey House Restaurants in New Mexico {7 gone, 8 standing}
U.P.R.R. Shortline Railroad Profiles for New Mexico

Announced 2/2014: New Mexico Tech will study the feasability of a new rail line from Farmington to Thoreau, which would expedite shipping of fossil fuels, food crops, and other commodities into and out of the Four Corners Region, including from coal mines in La Plata County, Colorado that currently send 85-90 trucks each workday to the railroad at Gallup, New Mexico; the ballpark 'guesstimate' cost is $300M to build the rail line.

Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alameda Park & Zoo [est. 1898] in Alamogordo, NM
includes 12-acre zoo, depot/museum building, lifesize red caboose (moved 1/2007), kiddie train ride
Toy Train Depot [built 1898 in Torrance, NM; moved in 1974]
16-inch gauge Alameda Park kiddie train ride
16-inch gauge EMD diesel locomotive painted yellow for Union Pacific RR  click here for photograph (in a new window)
16-inch gauge EMD diesel locomotive painted silver & orange for Western Pacific RR  click here for photograph (in a new window)
16-inch gauge EMD diesel locomotive painted blue & silver for B&O RR  click here for photograph (in a new window)
16-inch gauge wood-burning-style locomotive  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Alameda Park & Zoo [est. 1898], 1321 No. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo, NM


Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Wheels Museum [est. 1998] in Downtown Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society [est. 1990s] based in Albuquerque, NM
AT&SF Railway 4-8-4 locomotive #2926 moved from Coronado Park to 1833 Eighth Street NW  click here for 'builder's photo' photograph (in a new window)

kiddie train rides at the Albuquerque Biopark Zoo [est. 1927] in Albuquerque, NM
map of the Albuquerque Biopark Zoo {in new window}official City webpage
includes the Thunderbird Express (thru the zoo) and the 1.5-mile Rio Line
Biopark Zoo railroad locomotive Old #63 and trainBiopark Zoo railroad locomotive #20 and train

the adjacent Albuquerque Botanical Garden [est. 1996] includes the Railroad Garden outdoor model railroadwatch promo video [4:04]


Belén, New Mexico
Harvey House Museum [built 1910] in Belén, NM
1932 AT&SF doodlebug railcar 'La Marranita (The Little Pig)' ran 1934-68 - now stored in Downtown Belén, New Mexico  click here for photograph (in a new window)
(built in 1932 by Electro-Motive Corp. as AT&SF baggage-freight motorcar #M-190; 900HP gas engine
replaced by diesel in 1949; retired in 1968; given by C.S.R.M. to City of Belén in 2009)


Carlsbad, New Mexico
Death Valley RR 2-8-0 steam locomotive #1 is on fenced outdoor display.

Chama, New Mexico
In-use (in season) station, yards, enginehouse, locomotives & dozens of old railcars
at the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad [est. 1970]

Clovis, New Mexico
Clovis [NM] Depot Model Train Museum
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway steam locomotive 0-6-0 #9005 is on outdoor display at the depot.

Columbus, New Mexico
Columbus [NM] Historical Society Museum [at the railroad station built in 1902]

Deming, New Mexico
Southern Pacific RR steam locomotive 0-6-0 #1221 is on fenced outdoor display.

Farmington, New Mexico
1899 D&RGW Cedar Hill railroad bridge {moved 12 miles to Bolack's B-Square Ranch}
1908 ALCO/Brooks Southern Pacific 0-6-0 steam locomotive #1297 is on display
at the Bolack Electromechanical Museum [est. 1990]

Gallup, New Mexico
1930 Davenport 40"-gauge 0-4-0T Defiance Coal Company steam locomotive #2
is on outdoor display at Babe Ruth Park in Gallup, New Mexico.

Lamy, New Mexico: Wikipedia
Lamy Station Café [est. 2006] in Lamy, New Mexico { closed, website abandoned }
Lamy Railroad & History Museum [built 1881] {status unclear}
there is a Santa Fe streamliner coach behind the station at Lamy, NM

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces Railroad & Transportation Museum [built 1910], 351 No. Mesilla Street is open Thursday thru Sunday

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 2-6-2 locomotive #1129 is on outdoor display.

Madrid, New Mexico
1900 AT&SF 2-8-0 steam locomotive #769 is on outdoor static display
at the Old Coal Town Museum [] in Madrid

Mesilla Park, New Mexico ZIP 88047: Wikipedia
old AT&SF depot on Main Street in Mesilla Park is boarded up and not in use  click here for photograph (in a new window)

Santa Fe, New Mexico
1944 AT&SF 2-10-4 steam locomotive #5030 is on display at Salvador Perez Park in Santa Fe  click here for photograph (in a new window)

Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Union Pacific built a $400M intermodal facility 13 miles west of ElPaso, Texas and about ten miles north of the border with Old Mexico; construction
of the Santa Teresa Intermodal Terminal began north of Santa Teresa Airport in August 2011 and the facility opened in May 2014.
Union Pacific's info page about the Santa Teresa Intermodal Terminal

Tucumcari, New Mexico
historic Rock Island - Southern Pacific Train Depot [built 1927, restored 2011] in Tucumcari


Class 1 Railroads of New Mexico
The seven Class I railroads of America are a monopoly: their combined sales revenue is 91% of all U.S. rail freight traffic.
The U.S. railroad industry took in over $69 billion in revenue in 2012.

Union Pacific Railroad logo
Union Pacific Railroad
[est. 1862, U.P./S.P. merger Sept. 1996]

Union Pacific Railroad entry at Wikipedia
Union Pacific Historical Society [est. 1984]
Union Pacific Railroad Museum [opened 2003] in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Southern Pacific Railroad entry at Wikipedia
Southern Pacific RR Historical & Technical Society

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad herald Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad ad logo
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
[est. 1849 & 1859; 1960 merger of Great Northern, Northern Pacific, CB&Q; 1970 merger with SP&S, Pacific Coast RR to form Burlington Northern;
Frisco merger 1980; merger of BN & SF Sept. 1995; purchased by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway for $44 billion in November 2009]

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway entry at Wikipedia
Burlington Northern Railroad entry at Wikipedia
Friends of The Burlington Northern RR Historical Society [est. 1992]
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway entry at Wikipedia
Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society [est. 1994]

older Amtrak Passenger Service logo        new Amtrak Passenger Service logo
Amtrak Passenger Service [est. May 1971]
official websiteWikipedia

Amtrak's northern route in New Mexico goes thru Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy (for Santa Fe), Albuquerque, and Gallup.
Amtrak Southwest Chief {Chicago thru northern New Mexico & Arizona to Barstow & Los Angeles, California}

Amtrak's southern route in New Mexico goes from El Paso, Texas thru Las Cruces (no station), Deming, and Lordsburg.
daily Amtrak Sunset Limited {New Orleans thru Texas, New Mexico & Arizona to Palm Springs & Los Angeles, California}
thrice-weekly Amtrak Texas Eagle {Chicago thru Texas, New Mexico & Arizona to Palm Springs & Los Angeles, California}


Shortline & Historic Railroads
of New Mexico

'list of New Mexico railroads' entry at Wikipedia
TrainWeb / Tourist Railways / New Mexico website got hacked {2017}
U.P. Railroad Shortline Railroad Profiles for New Mexico


Alamagordo & Sacramento Mountain Railway [1899-1947]
After the El Paso & Northeastern Railroad reached Alamogordo in 1898, New Mexico business tycoons Charles & John Eddy formed and built the Alamogordo & Sacramento Mountain Railway, which tapped into rich timber country and provided raw materials for expansion of their other railroad properties. By 1903, the 'engineering marvel' climbed 4,747 feet (1,447 m) over 32 miles (51 km) with ruling grades of 6.4% {passengers trains ran behind standard steam locomotives, while freight & logging trains used Mallet, Shay & Heisler motive power). The resort at Cloudcroft, New Mexico opened in 1899 and the rail line was completed on June 1900. Competition by automobile traffic ended passenger service in 1938; the freight & logging trains stopped in 1947 when the paved highway was opened.

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad 'Rock Island' herald
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 'Rock Island' Railroad [1852-1980]
The Rock Island had trackage rights to Santa Rosa, New Mexico and competed with the Santa Fe Chiefs with the Golden State Limited from 1902 to 1968,
even adding & promoting new streamlined equipment in 1948. The New Mexico passenger service was jointly operated with the Southern Pacific RR
and the El Paso & Southwestern RR, routed from Chicago to Kansas City to Tucumcari & Santa Rosa, due south to El Paso, Texas and then on to Los Angeles.

no official website • Wikipedia


Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad [built 1880; incorp. 1974]
The narrow-gauge Denver & Rio Grande Railroad San Juan Extension of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway was constructed in 1880, thru Antonito, Colorado and over Cumbres Pass to Chama, New Mexico and beyond. Passenger service ended in 1951; the discovery of oil and gas in northwest New Mexico revived the railroad's freight business in the early 1950s. The line was about to be scrapped in 1970 when the State of Colorado and the State of New Mexico agreed to purchase the line for preservation as a tourist attraction. The 64-mile route is the longest stretch of operating narrow-gauge trackage in America, and the winding route crosses the Colorado-New Mexico border 11 times.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad [est. 1981]

more details on the C&TSRR (history, loco roster, route, books & videos, photos) are on
the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Page

Eastern Railway of New Mexico [1902-12]
235-mile subsidiary of AT&SF that operated during construction of the Belén Cutoff; the route from Texico-Clovis thru Mountainair and
Abo Canyon reduced grades from the 3-3.5% at Raton and Glorieta Passes to a safer and cheaper 1.25%, and was completed in 1906.

El Paso & Southwestern Railroad of Texas & New Mexico heraldEl Paso & Southwestern Railroad [1888-1963]
Known as the Arizona & South Eastern Railroad until 1902; mainline ran from Bisbee, Arizona to El Paso, Texas; there were stations at
Douglas, Morenci & Tucson in Arizona, at Alamogordo, Animas, Carrizozo, Colfax, Columbus, Dawson, Deming, Lordsburg, Maxwell,
Rodeo, Roy, Santa Rosa, Tucumcari, Tularosa & Vaughn in New Mexico, and at Nacozari de García in Old Mexico. The Arizona portion was
absorbed by the Southern Pacific RR in 1955, the eastern division absorbed in 1961-63.

no official website • Wikipedia
EP&SW info at American Rails website
EP&SW info at Harding County's broken website {status unclear 2013}


In November 1897, New Mexico business tycoon Charles Eddy incorporated the New Mexico Railway & Coal Company in New Jersey, and the El Paso & Northeastern Railroad in New Mexico and Texas. The 85-mile route from El Paso northward to Eddy's ranch at Alamagordo was completed in 1898; the route to Carrizozo was completed in 1899, with a 21-mile spur to Capitan. Eddy incorporated the El Paso & Rock Island Railway in 1900 for construction of the 128-mile route between Carrizozo and Santa Rosa, creating a new and shorter route from Chicago to Los Angeles. Eddy and his lawyer purchased 20,000 acres of land rich in coal from a rancher named Dawson and then built the Dawson Railway; the northern section to the AT&SF near Springer opened in 1902; the southern section to the Rock Island Line at Tucumcari opened in 1903, for a total of 132 miles. In 1905, Phelps Dodge bought Eddy's coal and rail enterprise, which became the eastern division of the El Paso & Southwestern RR.

Escalante Western Railway
Single-purpose rail line that hauls coal from Peabody Coal Company's Lee Ranch Mine north of Grants, New Mexico to Escalante Junction on the Union
Pacific Railroad, west of Prewitt, New Mexico; estimated length is 40-50 miles; owned by Western Fuels Association non-profit energy cooperative.
Western Fuels websitebare entry at Wikipedia

Navajo Mine Railroad [est. 1974]
Single-purpose electrified 14-mile rail line that hauls coal from the Navajo Coal Mine [est. 1962] southwest of Farmington to the Four Corners Generating Station
near Fruitland, New Mexico. The entire operation is within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation main reservation; the railroad and mine are operated by New Mexico
Coal Company, a Farmington-based subsidiary of Australia-based international mining conglomerate B.H.P. Billiton [est. 1860 & 1885; merger 2001].
no official website • entry at Wikipedia

New Mexico Midland Railway Company [1904-31]
Single-purpose line that hauled coal from a mine at Old Carthage north and west to the AT&SF at San Antonio, New Mexico;
main line was ten miles, with 3½ miles of other track; founded in 1904, began operations in August 1906, abandoned in 1931.

'Rail Runner' Commuter Train from Belén to Bernalillo in New Mexico [launched in 2006, extended to Santa Fe in December 2008]
'Rail Runner Express' Commuter Train in New Mexico
Launched in 2006 at 51 miles in length from Belén to Albuquerque to Bernalillo; extended 48 miles to Santa Fe in December 2008.
official websiteWikipedia

Rio Grande & Santa Fe Railroad [1880-1941]
Narrow-gauge railroad built from Antonito, Colorado to Española, New Mexico in 1880, but blocked there due to agreements with AT&SF;
took over the Texas, Santa Fe & Northern RR, completed the route from Española to Santa Fe, and was quickly absorbed by the D&RGW.
The 125½-mile Santa Fe Branch of the D&RGW was also known as the 'Chili Line'; abandoned in 1941. The stations and stops (going southward) were Antonito in
Colorado; Palmilia, New Mexico; Volcano; No Agua; Tres Piedras; Servilleta; Caliente; Barranca; Embudo; Alcalde; Española; Buckman; Jacona; and Santa Fe.

no official website • Wikipedia

Santa Fe Southern Railway of New Mexico logo        Santa Fe Southern Railway of New Mexico herald
Santa Fe Southern Railway shortline [est. March 1991]
18-mile AT&SF spur line from Lamy to Santa Fe completed in January 1880; purchased &
re-opened as tourist & freight line in 1992; operations suspended May 2013.
official websiteWikipedia

Santa Teresa Southern Railroad of New Mexico herald
Santa Teresa Southern Railroad [est. 3/2012] in Santa Teresa, New Mexico
switching line at Santa Teresa Intermodal Park, which is two miles from the Santa Teresa U.P. Intermodal Ramp;
S.T.S. is a subsidiary of Ironhorse Resources, Inc. [est. 1990] of Illinois.
official website • no entry at Wikipedia

Southwestern Railroad of New Mexico logo
Southwestern Railroad shortline [est. 1990]
The Southwestern Railroad of New Mexico exists in two parts: The Carlsbad Division [est. 2004] is a single-purpose railway that hauls potash from mines
in Eddy County to the BNSF Railroad at Clovis; the main line runs 182 miles north-south thru Artesia, Roswell & Portales, with a 20-mile spur
east from Carlsbad and a 24-mile spur east from Loving. The Whitewater Division [est. 1990] hauls copper ore, byproducts & supplies; the main
line runs 99 miles from Santa Rita to Whitewater to Deming and over the 'Hatch Cutoff' to Rincon, with a 17-mile spur from Whitewater to Tyrone.
official websiteWikipedia

Texas – New Mexico Railroad logo
Texas – New Mexico Railroad shortline [est. 1927]
Main line runs 104 miles north from Monahans, Texas to Hobbs and Lovington in New Mexico, serving mostly
petroleum industry customers along the way. The railroad has been owned by Iowa Pacific/Permian Basin since 2002.
official websiteWikipedia

United States Potash Railroad shortline [1930-1967]
Single-purpose 3-foot narrow gauge line brought potash 16 miles from the mine to Carlsbad, New Mexico; locomotives were bought from the Death Valley RR (eventually replaced by diesels) and wooden ore cars came from the Borate & Daggett Railroad [1898-1907]; the railroad was shut down in 1967. The 1916 DVRR/USPR 2-8-0 steam engine #1 is on display in Carlsbad, NM; DVRR/USPR steam engine #2 is on display at the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek, Death Valley; Morenci Southern/USPR outside-frame 2-8-0 steam engine #3 was donated in 1956 to the R&LHS in Pomona, California; 1927 DVRR/USPR gas-engine Brill railcar is restored and in use at the Laws Railroad Museum [est. 1964] in California.
no official website • Wikipedia


Books & Other Media
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Beyond The Desert Western novel by Eugene Manlove Rhodes  "Beyond The Desert" [1934] by Eugene Manlove Rhodes [1869-1934]
with {later} Introduction by W.H. Hutchinson

The El Paso & Northeastern Railroad needs to find pure boiler water as it builds
across the alkali flats of the Tularosa Basin in 1890s New Mexico.

Univ Nebraska Press / Bison Books pb [1967] out of print/used
Univ Nebraska Press / Bison Books pb [1967] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [1934] out of print/used
Early Railroad Days In New Mexico book by Henry Allen Tice  "Early Railroad Days In New Mexico, 1880" [1965] by Henry Allen Tice
Author Tice rode a mule out of Santa Fe to survey for the Santa Fe Railroad, and later became a division manager; his recollections fifty years later were first serialized in the AT&SF company magazine in 1932.
Stagecoach Press pb [1965] out of print/scarce
Stagecoach Press 7x5½ hardcover [1965] out of print/scarce
Stagecoach Press limited edition hardcover [1965] out of print/scarce
New Mexico's Railroads Historical Survey book by David F. Myrick  
"New Mexico's Railroads: A Historical Survey" [1970] by David F. Myrick
Univ New Mexico Press 9x6 pb [7/90] for $18.76
Colorado Railroad Museum 9x6 pb [1970] out of print/used
Colorado Railroad Museum hardcover [1970] out of print/used
The Railroad Collection catalog from the Museum of New Mexico  "The Railroad Collection, Volume 1" [1977] Compiled by Vernon J. Glover
This is a catalog listing of railroad-related materials in the Fray Angélico Chávez collections at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe; Volume 1 printed in 1977, museum sells 1990 edition, no evidence of Volume 2.
Logging Railroads of the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico book by Vernon J. Glover  "Logging Railroads of The Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico" [1984]
by Vernon J. Glover

Historical Society of NM / Cultural Resources Mgt Report 8x10¼ pb [12/89] out of print/scarce
Windy Point Press pb [1984] out of print/scarce
Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah book by Donald B. Robertson  "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Volume 1: The Desert States - Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah" [1986] by Donald B. Robertson
Caxton Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [9/86] out of print/many used
Jemez Mountains Railroads book by Vernon J. Glover  "Jemez Mountains Railroads: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico" [1989]
by Vernon J. Glover

Univ Michigan Library 11x8¼ pb [1989] for $12.26
Historical Society of New Mexico pb [1990]
Railroads & Railroad Towns in New Mexico book by William Clark  "Railroads and Railroad Towns In New Mexico" [1989]
by William Clark

New Mexico Magazine 10¾x8¼ pb [6/89] out of print/used
Santa Fe Chief book by Strein, Vaughan & Richards  "Santa Fe: The Chief Way" [2001]
by Robert Strein, John Vaughan & C. Fenton Richards Jr.

New Mexico Magazine 10x10 pb [9/2001] out of print/used
New Mexico Magazine 10¼x10¼ hardcover [9/2001] for $26.37
New Mexico Railway Legacy  "The Train Stops Here: New Mexico's Railway Legacy" [2005]
by Marci L. Riskin

Univ NM Press 10x8 pb [5/2005] for $16.47
Univ NM Press 10¼x8½ hardcover [5/2005] for $26.37
Santa Fe Railway Promotion book by Victoria E. Dye  "All Aboard For Santa Fe: Railway Promotion of The Southwest, 1890s to 1930s" [2005]
by Victoria E. Dye

Univ NM Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2005] for $16.47
Images of America Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest book by Richard Melzer  "Images of America: Fred Harvey Houses of The Southwest" [2008]
by Richard Melzer

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [11/2008] for $14.95

more info on the Harvey House Restaurants [1875-1968]

When Molly Was a Harvey Girl novel by Frances M. Wood  "When Molly Was A Harvey Girl: A Novel of The Old West"
[grades 6-9 novel 2010] by Frances M. Wood

Left penniless when their father suddenly dies, 13-year-old Molly and her older sister Colleen find work at the Harvey House Restaurant in Raton, New Mexico (Molly lies about her age).
Kane/Miller 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2010] out of print/used
Dead Aggies Don't Drive Trains novel by Don Bemis  "Dead Aggies Don't Drive Trains" [2011] by Don Bemis
Unemployed Rex Albert went wandering along a soon-to-be-abandoned rail line in the New Mexico desert; his decision to turn off at Communicado Junction and explore a hundred-year-old twice-failed townsite leads to all sorts of trouble.
self-publd 9x6 pb [11/2011] for $15.00
author's official website

Raton Pass on DVD from Pentrex  "Raton Pass: King Coal, The Chief, and The BALJ" [filmed in 1994]
90-minutes of footage from when the 3½-percent grade mainline from Colorado to New Mexico was populated with Santa Fe freight diesels in 'warbonnet' paint; also shows Amtrak's Super Chief streamliner.
Pentrex color DVD [2005] out of prodn/used
available at producer's website for $29.95 + s/h
The Stormy - Southern Pacific's Lordsburg District on DVD from Pentrex  "The Stormy: Southern Pacific's Lordsburg District" [filmed in 1995]
90-minutes of footage from when the mainline from El Paso across New Mexico to Arizona was still Southern Pacific RR territory; shows SP diesel workhorses and ancient semaphores – Style B Lower Quadrant Semaphores that were at least 60 years old, but still did their job protecting trains roaring thru the sagebrush & tumbleweeds; also shows 50-mile track upgrade and removal of the semaphores, helper diesels of the Cotton Belt & D&RGW, and the Sunset Limited passenger train.
Pentrex color DVD [2010] out of prodn/used
Pentrex color VHS [2005] out of prodn/used
available at producer's website for $29.95 + s/h

Stacks & Semaphores - Southern Pacific's Tucumcari Line on DVD  "Stacks and Semaphores, Southern Pacific's Tucumcari Line" [filmed in 1996]
80-minutes of footage from when the mainline south from Tucumcari to El Paso was still Southern Pacific RR territory; shows mostly-older SP diesel workhorses and ancient semaphores – Style B Lower Quadrant Semaphores that were at least 60 years old, but still did their job protecting trains roaring thru the sagebrush & tumbleweeds of Coyote, Carrizozo & Polly, New Mexico.
Highball Prodns color DVD [2005] out of prodn/used
available at producer's website for $29.95 + s/h

"Raton Pass" [Warner Bros. April 1951]
Raton Pass b&w Western movie poster  Filmed near Gallup, New Mexico; a femme fatale arrives in Raton and seduces and marries the son of a rancher, seduces the father into giving her half ownership, and then seduces a railroad tycoon into buying out her husband. When the ranch hands all quit, she summons an old pal who is a gunfighter . . . Directed by Edwin L. Marin; written by Thomas W. Blackburn & James R. Webb, based on Blackburn's novel; starring Dennis Morgan, Patricia Neal, Steve Cochran, Scott Forbes, Dorothy Hart, Basil Ruysdael, Louis Jean Heydt, Roland Winters, James Burke & Elvira Curci
Warner Archive Collection b&w DVD-R [9/2014] for $17.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [9/2015 very dark upload; 1:18:41] online at YouTube


Image Gallery

Union Pacific RR freight train going up Steins Pass in SW New Mexico        Santa Fe RR poster for New Mexico & Arizona Rockies         train yard at Madrid, New Mexico circa 1919         Rail Runner Express commuter train southbound from Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hotel Castañeda Harvey House [built 1898, closed 1948] in Las Vegas, NM - recently purchased for restoration         abandoned wooden railroad trestle near Cloudcroft, New Mexico - 2007 photograph by James Mellard         still-in-use turntable at the Albuquerque AT&SF shops - planned as centerpiece of the Wheels Museum's new roundhouse


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