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Raton Tunnel, Colorado and New Mexico, circa 1915-1930

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Alternate title:Raton Tunnel, the highest point on Santa Fe Trail between Trinidad, Colorado, and Raton, New Mexico
Summary:Raton Tunnel, Colorado and New Mexico, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "Raton Tunnel, the highest point on the Sante 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." Postmark date: October 9, 1910; Postcard number: 12986; Message included.
Provider:Detroit Publishing Co.
Fred Harvey (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Michigan
Place of origin – Settlement:Detroit
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:New Mexico
Geographical subject – Settlement:Raton
Topical subjects:Railroad tunnels
Railroad locomotives
Raton Pass (Colo. and N.M.)
Passes (Landforms)
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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