Raton Tunnel

Raton Tunnel New Mexico Trains, Railroad


Stock #: 39434
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Raton
State: New Mexico (NM)
County: Colfax
Publisher: Detroit Publishing Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Highest point on the Santa Fe between Trinidad, Colo. And Raton, N. M. Raton tunnel, the highest point on the Santa Fe. Altitude 7,622 feet. The tunnel at Raton Pass is 15 miles beyond Trinidad. The track follows the Old Santa fe trail, which is one of the oldest human pathways found on this continent. the grade up the pass in remarkably steep; two powerful mountain engines are required to haul the train on the upward climb. From the car window one may see an endless variety of mountain views. the Santa Fe has recently completed a second tunnel considerably below the original tunnel.
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