Santa Fe Railroad

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Chartered in 1863 as the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, this railway didn't make it to Santa Fe, NM until 1880 when it connected New Mexico in the east to the Southern Pacific Railroad in the west. In 1895, the railway was reorganized as the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company because of poor management, and in 1996 it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad.

Photo Credit: 

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Locomote # 1301 Railroad Photograph Collection (2001-016-0003) Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico