Raton station

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Location 201 South First Street
Raton, NM 87740
Coordinates 36°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
Elevation 2,057m / 6,750ft
Owned by BNSF Railroad
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Thruway Motorcoach
Other information
Station code RAT
Opened 1903
Passengers (2015) 17,686[1]Increase 12.4%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Super Chief
El Capitan

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.

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]



Further reading[edit]

  • 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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