I do so hope that New Mexico decides to keep its part of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway track line open from Raton to Lamy.
It provides a service to so many. It allows thousands to see New Mexico as few will see during flyovers and driving the interstates. My father’s father was the contractor (Sanders Brothers) who got the job of tearing up the line from Santa Fe to Taos back before the start of World War II. A college student at the time, my father was given the job of time-keeping the workers and keeping the books required by the state and railroad up to date. Every day he would leave Santa Fe and ride the line to its last rail to record the progress as the demolition made its way back toward Santa Fe.