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.
|Location||201 South First Street|
Raton, NM 87740
|Elevation||2,057m / 6,750ft|
|Owned by||BNSF Railway|
|Line(s)||BNSF Railway Raton Subdivision|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2015)||17,686 12.4%|
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.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of New Mexico" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- Raton, NM Freight Depot (Santa Fe Surviving Depots; New Mexico)
- 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).
- Media related to Raton (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Raton, NM – Amtrak
- Raton, New Mexico; Great American Stations (Amtrak)
- Raton Amtrak Station (USA RailGuide -- Train Web)
- Raton visitor information.
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