Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe

On April 22, 1880, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway reaches Albuquerque, which eventually becomes the hub of operations in the state. That decision means economic jeopardy for Santa Fe, bypassed because of the cost of bringing tracks into town. (Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, Photograph by Ben Wittick, "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Engine #137 'Baby' at Glorieta Summit, New Mexico, October 1880)

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