New Mexico played a huge part in Western expansion when railroad lines began to operate in the state in the 1800s. Journey new and old rails as you explore unique places others often miss while your railroad historian shares little-known facts.
Best of all, you'll ...
Visit an authentic Harvey House, ride the Narrow-Gauge Railroad in Chama and take Amtrak to historic Las Vegas, N.M., where the railroad arrived in 1879.
Learn how the Doodlebug Line and the historic Chili Line Railroad played important roles during the beginnings of Western expansion.
Experience the new RailRunner train, Amtrak, Cumbres-Toltec Narrow-Gauge Railroad, and more as you follow the iron trails of cowboys, miners, merchants and immigrants.
Suggested Reading List
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Santa Fe Railway
by Glischinski, Steve
New Mexico's Railroads: A Historical Survey
by Myrick, David F.
Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor's Guide
by Daniel Gibson
One of the best and most definitive books on the Pueblos along the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Information about pueblo events including feast days and special dances included, as well as a page or two of information about the origination and history of each pueblo. An excellent book for anyone interested in New Mexico's pueblos and the people who keep the traditions alive.