Raton is an Amtrak station at 201 South First Street in Raton, New Mexico. It occupies the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot, which was built in 1903. Like many of the Santa Fe depots, the station was designed in the Mission Revival style.

Raton, NM
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Location201 South First Street
Raton, NM 87740
Coordinates36°54′04″N 104°26′16″W / 36.9010°N 104.4378°W / 36.9010; -104.4378Coordinates: 36°54′04″N 104°26′16″W / 36.9010°N 104.4378°W / 36.9010; -104.4378
Elevation2,057m / 6,750ft
Owned byBNSF Railway
Line(s)BNSF Railway Raton Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsThruway Motorcoach
Other information
Station codeRAT
History
Opened1903
Traffic
Passengers (2015)17,686[1]Increase 12.4%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Las Vegas Southwest Chief Trinidad
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Maxwell Main Line Wootton
toward Chicago
Las Vegas Main Line
Major stations
Trinidad
toward Chicago

The station is staffed during the summer season when tourism for the Philmont Scout Ranch and the National Rifle Association (NRA) Whittington Center is at its peak. During off-seasons, it is open at all train times, maintained by a caretaker. Passengers with layovers there often visit the non-profit Old Pass Gallery, located on the station grounds in the restored 1910 Railway Express Agency building. The station also includes a former freight depot, which is scheduled to be converted into a combined day care center and offices for the Raton Senior Citizen Organization.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of New Mexico" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. ^ Raton, NM Freight Depot (Santa Fe Surviving Depots; New Mexico)

Further readingEdit

  • Conway, Jay T. (1930). A brief community history of Raton, New Mexico. Raton: Gazette Print. p. 17 p.
  • Myrick, David F. (1990). New Mexico's railroads: a historical survey. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. p. 276 p. ISBN 0-8263-1185-7.
  • Swain, George. "Railroads, towns and mining camps of the Raton region, 1860-1960". New Mexico Railroader. 10 (4).

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