New Mexico Railroads

New Mexico Common Freight Carriers

  • Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Santa Fe Southern Railway (SFS)
  • Southwestern Railroad (SW)
  • Texas – New Mexico Railroad (TNMR)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

New Mexico Private Freight Carriers

  • Escalante Western Railway
  • Navajo Mine Railroad

New Mexico Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
  • New Mexico Rail Runner Express (NMRX)
  • Santa Fe Southern Railway

New Mexico Defunct Railroads

Name Mark Systemv From To Successor
Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway   SP 1898 1937 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
Albuquerque Eastern Railway   ATSF 1901 1908 New Mexico Central Railroad
Arizona and Colorado Railroad   SP 1904 1910 Arizona Eastern Railroad
Arizona Eastern Railroad   SP 1904 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Arizona and New Mexico Railway   SP 1883 1935 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad   ATSF 1878 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad   ATSF 1866 1897 Santa Fe Pacific Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burro Mountain Railroad   SP 1909 1934 N/A
Cerrillos Coal Railroad   ATSF 1892 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Choctaw Railway   RI 1903 1903 Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway   RI 1900 1910 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1948 1980 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RI RI 1910 1947 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Cimarron and Northwestern Railway     1907 1930 N/A
Clifton and Lordsburg Railway   SP 1883 1883 Arizona and New Mexico Railway
Colorado and Southern Railway C&S, CS CB&Q 1898 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Cuba Extension Railroad     1923 1927 Santa Fe Northern Railroad
Dawson Railway   SP 1901 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad   DRGW 1886 1921 Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
Denver and Rio Grande Railway   DRGW 1870 1886 Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad D&RG, D&RGW, DRGW DRGW 1920 1970 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
Denver, Texas and Fort Worth Railroad   CB&Q 1887 1890 Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railway
Eastern Railway of New Mexico   ATSF 1902 1912 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
El Paso and Northeastern Railway   SP 1897 1937 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
El Paso and Rock Island Railway   SP 1900 1955 Southern Pacific Company
El Paso and Southwestern Company   SP 1908 1924 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
El Paso and Southwestern Railroad   SP 1902 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Fort Worth and Denver Railway FWD CB&Q 1981 1982 Burlington Northern Railroad
Hanover Railroad   ATSF 1899 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Lordsburg and Hachita Railroad   SP 1901 1911 Arizona and New Mexico Railway
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1978 1989 Texas – New Mexico Railroad
New Mexican Railroad   ATSF 1882 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
New Mexico Central Railroad   ATSF 1908 1918 New Mexico Central Railway
New Mexico Central Railway   ATSF 1918 1977 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
New Mexico Gateway Railroad NMGR   2001 2006 N/A
New Mexico Midland Railway     1904 1931 none, route abandoned
New Mexico and Southern Pacific Railroad   ATSF 1878 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Pecos Northern Railroad   ATSF 1890 1890 Pecos Valley Railway
Pecos Valley Railroad   ATSF 1890 1890 Pecos Valley Railway
Pecos Valley Railway   ATSF 1890 1898 Pecos Valley and Northeastern Railway
Pecos Valley and Northeastern Railway   ATSF 1898 1907 Eastern Railway of New Mexico
Rio Grande, Mexico and Pacific Railroad   ATSF 1880 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Rio Grande, Mexico and Pacific Railroad Extension Company   ATSF 1881 1881 Rio Grande, Mexico and Pacific Railroad
Rio Grande and Pagosa Springs Railroad     1895 1914 N/A
Rio Grande and Santa Fe Railroad   DRGW 1895 1908 Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Rio Grande and Southwestern Railroad   DRGW 1903 1924 N/A
Rocky Mountain and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1915 1943 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
St. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Pacific Railway   ATSF 1905 1915 Rocky Mountain and Santa Fe Railway
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SP 1980 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Pacific Railroad   ATSF 1900 1901 Santa Fe Central Railway
Santa Fe Central Railway   ATSF 1901 1908 New Mexico Central Railroad
Santa Fe Northwestern Railway     1920 1941 N/A
Santa Fe Northern Railroad     1927 1928 Santa Fe, San Juan and Northern Railroad
Santa Fe Pacific Railroad   ATSF 1897 1902 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Fe, Raton and Des Moines Railroad     1906 1914 N/A
Santa Fe, Raton and Eastern Railroad   ATSF 1906 1924 Rocky Mountain and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Fe, San Juan and Northern Railroad     1928 1941 N/A
Santa Fe Southern Railway   DRGW 1889 1895 Rio Grande and Santa Fe Railroad
Santa Rita Railroad   ATSF 1897 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Silver City, Deming and Pacific Railroad   ATSF 1882 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Silver City and Northern Railroad   ATSF 1891 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Southern Pacific Railroad   SP 1879 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Southern Pacific Company SP SP 1885 1969 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Southern Pacific Transportation Company SP SP 1969 1998 Union Pacific Railroad
Southwestern Railroad of New Mexico   SP 1901 1902 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad
Texas – New Mexico Railway TNM MP 1927 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Texas, Santa Fe and Northern Railroad   DRGW 1880 1884 Santa Fe Southern Railway
Tierra Amarilla Southern Railroad   DRGW 1892 1902 Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Tucumcari and Memphis Railway   RI 1909 1910 Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway
Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railway   CB&Q 1890 1898 Colorado and Southern Railway

New Mexico Private Railroads

  • Silver City, Pinos Altos and Mogollon Railroad
  • United States Potash Railroad

New Mexico Electric Railway Companies

  • Albuquerque Traction Company
  • Citizens' Traction Company
  • City Electric Company
  • Las Vegas Railway and Power Company
  • Las Vegas and Hot Springs Electric Railway, Light and Power Company
  • Las Vegas Transit Company