Raton Tunnel

Raton Tunnel Fred Harvey Trains, Railroad


Stock #: 85125
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
Artist: Fred Harvey
Publisher: Detroit Publishing Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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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 is 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.