Title(s): Construction of the Belen Cutoff
Southwest Crossroads Spotlight; William Penner
Description: A brief history of the construction of the Belen Cutoff and its effects.
Excerpt: The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (commonly known as the AT&SF) formed in Kansas in the mid-nineteenth century with plans to build a railroad to Colorado and New Mexico. The AT&SF crossed into New Mexico via Raton Pass in 1878 and built south to t...