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The Train Stops Here: New Mexico’s Railway Legacy

The Train Stops Here is the culmination of ten years of research.

It provides an overview of railroad history in general, trends and patterns in New Mexico as well as the history of the depots and railroad structures remaining in the state.

Published by UNM Press, it is available in local bookstores and on

New Mexico’s Historic Places

Published by Ocean Tree Books for the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division (HPD), the book lists all 1700 listings on the State and National Historic Registers.

The aim of the book is to highlight the important and interesting architectural and archaeological properties that represent the range of types of listings in the state.

It is available in local bookstores and on, where it’s described as a ‘remarkable achievement’.

The Railroad Depots of New Mexico

This study was intended to provide a comprehensive database of information about railroad depots in the state, to identify likley candidates for renovation and to develop scenarios for their development.

It has led to interest and activism in the renovation of several depots (including Capitan, Raton, Tucumcari, Carlsbad and Portales), and the renovation of the Artesia and Las Vegas depots.