List of New Mexico railroads

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The following railroads operate in the US state of New Mexico.

Common freight carriers[edit]

Private freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway SP 1898 1937 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
Albuquerque Eastern Railway ATSF 1901 1908 New Mexico Central Railroad
Arizona and Colorado Railroad SP 1904 1910 Arizona Eastern Railroad
Arizona Eastern Railroad SP 1904 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Arizona and New Mexico Railway SP 1883 1935 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad ATSF 1878 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad ATSF 1866 1897 Santa Fe Pacific Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burro Mountain Railroad SP 1909 1934 N/A
Cerrillos Coal Railroad ATSF 1892 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Choctaw Railway RI 1903 1903 Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway RI 1900 1910 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1948 1980 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RI RI 1910 1947 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Cimarron and Northwestern Railway 1907 1930 N/A
Clifton and Lordsburg Railway SP 1883 1883 Arizona and New Mexico Railway
Colorado and Southern Railway C&S, CS CB&Q 1898 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Cuba Extension Railroad 1923 1927 Santa Fe Northern Railroad
Dawson Railway SP 1901 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad DRGW 1886 1921 Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
Denver and Rio Grande Railway DRGW 1870 1886 Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad D&RG, D&RGW, DRGW DRGW 1920 1970 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
Denver, Texas and Fort Worth Railroad CB&Q 1887 1890 Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railway
Eastern Railway of New Mexico ATSF 1902 1912 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
El Paso and Northeastern Railway SP 1897 1937 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
El Paso and Rock Island Railway SP 1900 1955 Southern Pacific Company
El Paso and Southwestern Company SP 1908 1924 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
El Paso and Southwestern Railroad SP 1902 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Fort Worth and Denver Railway FWD CB&Q 1981 1982 Burlington Northern Railroad
Hanover Railroad ATSF 1899 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Lordsburg and Hachita Railroad SP 1901 1911 Arizona and New Mexico Railway
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1978 1989 Texas – New Mexico Railroad
New Mexican Railroad ATSF 1882 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
New Mexican Railway Company Unknown Unknown 1860 1865? Unknown Incorporated Feb 2, 1860; Memorial... in Relation to the Pacific Railroad - May 21, 1860
New Mexico Central Railroad ATSF 1908 1918 New Mexico Central Railway
New Mexico Central Railway ATSF 1918 1977 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
New Mexico Gateway Railroad NMGR 2001 2006 N/A
New Mexico Midland Railway 1904 1931 none, route abandoned[1] hauled coal from Carthage to San Antonio, NM[1]
New Mexico and Southern Pacific Railroad ATSF 1878 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Pecos Northern Railroad ATSF 1890 1890 Pecos Valley Railway
Pecos Valley Railroad ATSF 1890 1890 Pecos Valley Railway
Pecos Valley Railway ATSF 1890 1898 Pecos Valley and Northeastern Railway
Pecos Valley and Northeastern Railway ATSF 1898 1907 Eastern Railway of New Mexico
Rio Grande Eastern Railway 1923 1931 Served Hagan from near San Felipe[1]
Rio Grande, Mexico and Pacific Railroad ATSF 1880 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Rio Grande, Mexico and Pacific Railroad Extension Company ATSF 1881 1881 Rio Grande, Mexico and Pacific Railroad
Rio Grande and Pagosa Springs Railroad 1895 1914 N/A
Rio Grande and Santa Fe Railroad DRGW 1895 1908 Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Rio Grande and Southwestern Railroad DRGW 1903 1924 N/A
Rocky Mountain and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1915 1943 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
St. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Pacific Railway ATSF 1905 1915 Rocky Mountain and Santa Fe Railway
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SP 1980 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Pacific Railroad ATSF 1900 1901 Santa Fe Central Railway
Santa Fe Central Railway ATSF 1901 1908 New Mexico Central Railroad
Santa Fe Northwestern Railway 1920 1941 N/A
Santa Fe Northern Railroad 1927 1928 Santa Fe, San Juan and Northern Railroad
Santa Fe Pacific Railroad ATSF 1897 1902 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Fe, Raton and Des Moines Railroad 1906 1914 N/A Operated by Santa Fe, Raton and Eastern Railroad
Santa Fe, Raton and Eastern Railroad ATSF 1906 1924 Rocky Mountain and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Fe, San Juan and Northern Railroad 1928 1941 N/A
Santa Fe Southern Railway DRGW 1889 1895 Rio Grande and Santa Fe Railroad
Santa Rita Railroad ATSF 1897 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Silver City, Deming and Pacific Railroad ATSF 1882 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Silver City and Northern Railroad ATSF 1891 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Southern Pacific Railroad SP 1879 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Southern Pacific Company SP SP 1885 1969 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Southern Pacific Transportation Company SP SP 1969 1998 Union Pacific Railroad
Southwestern Railroad of New Mexico SP 1901 1902 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
Texas – New Mexico Railway TNM MP 1927 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Texas, Santa Fe and Northern Railroad DRGW 1880 1884 Santa Fe Southern Railway
Tierra Amarilla Southern Railroad DRGW 1892 1902 Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Tucumcari and Memphis Railway RI 1909 1910 Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway
Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railway CB&Q 1890 1898 Colorado and Southern Railway
Private
Electric

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is one or more of the Class I railroads that the railroad became part of, if any.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Myrick, David F. (1990) "The New Mexico Midland Railway Company" New Mexico Railroads: A Historical Survey (2nd edition) University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, pp. 172–173, ISBN 0-8263-1185-7
  • Association of American Railroads (2003), Railroad Service in New Mexico (PDF). Retrieved July 3, 2005.
  • Hilton, George W. (1990). American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2369-9. 
  • Myrick, David F (1970). New Mexico's Railroads --- An Historical Survey. Golden, Colorado: Colorado Railroad Museum. OCLC 70-116915.