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  • Railroad Tunnel under Raton Pass

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    The Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad built the first railroad to Raton Pass in 1878 and opened a tunnel under the pass in 1879. A second tunnel built in 1908 still operates today, serving Amtrak passenger trains that use the route.
    Railroad Tunnel under Raton Pass
  • Interstate 25 at Raton Pass

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    Today Interstate 25 takes travelers quickly and easily over Raton Pass using roughly the same route as the toll road that Richens Wootton constructed in 1866.
    Interstate 25 at Raton Pass

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