Raton (Amtrak station)
|Address||201 South First Street
Raton, NM 87740
|Elevation||2,057m / 6,750ft|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Owned by||BNSF Railroad|
|Passengers (2013)||15,733 3.4%|
The Raton Amtrak station is located 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.
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.
- Southwest Chief
- Dedicated Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach connecting service to/from Denver, Colorado Amtrak Station.
- 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).
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New Mexico" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Raton, NM Freight Depot (Santa Fe Surviving Depots; New Mexico)
- Media related to Raton (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Raton, NM
- Raton, New Mexico; Great American Stations (Amtrak)
- Raton Amtrak Station (USA RailGuide -- Train Web)
- Raton visitor information.
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