Our members have been actively promoting the improvement of rail service
in New Mexico and the Southwest since the late 70's. The organization is
dedicated to the preservation of the existing AMTRAK services in this area and:
The improvement of operations for transcontinental trains through New
Mexico; specifically, daily service in the southern part of the state served by
THE SUNSET LIMITED.
The conversion of all stations in New Mexico into local intermodal
The introduction of an El Paso - Las Cruces - Albuquerque - Pueblo -
Denver service connecting the routes of the SUNSET LIMITED, SOUTHWEST CHIEF and
the ZEPHYR/DESERT WIND/PIONEER lines at Denver.
The re-route of the SOUTHWEST CHIEF to serve Pueblo, Colorado and to
enter Chicago on the more productive for passenger trains BN route. Both of
these re-routes will become easier to implement after the BNSF merger takes
The eventual re-route of the SUNSET and EAGLE services to operate
via the BNSF between El Paso and Deming New Mexico in order to serve the
100,000 + population growing around Las Cruces, New Mexico's second largest
A branch from the SOUTHWEST CHIEF serving Phoenix and Tucson and
joining the main train at Williams Junction, Arizona.
New Mexico Association of Rail Passengers
Jon Messier, President Home (505) 256 1029
416 Columbia Dr. SE Office (505) 768 3888
Albuquerque, NM 87106-3618 Fax (505) 768 2829
Orville Pratt, Vice President Home (505) 256 3816