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 County: Las Animas County, CO
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
["El Capitan" climbs towards Raton Pass]

["El Capitan" climbs towards Raton Pass]

Date: c. 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Climbing towards the crest of Raton Pass, Santa Fe's "El Capitan", a high-level consist, affords passengers an opportunity to enjoy the mountain scenery of southern Colorado near the famous Wootton Ranch.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Grand Canyon" traverses Raton Pass]

["The Grand Canyon" traverses Raton Pass]

Date: September 17, 1960
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Santa Fe's "The Grand Canyon", headed by nine GM Diesel Units, 18,000 horsepower, with a consist of twenty-three cars traverses Raton Pass in Mew Mexico on September 17, 1960.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Super Chief" in Colorado]

["Super Chief" in Colorado]

Date: 1960
Creator: Meitz, Frank
Description: Santa Fe's "Super Chief" daily all-Pullman streamliner operating between Chicago and Los Angeles, ascends the steep grades near the old Dick Wootton Ranch at Wootton, Colorado.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Super Chief" in Raton Pass]

["Super Chief" in Raton Pass]

Date: September 7, 1959
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Santa Fe's "Super Chief" rolls through scenic Raton Pass on the New Mexico - Colorado border on September 7, 1959.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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