More than a railroad staging location, train depots across New Mexico have been reinventing themselves for a variety of useful purposes for years. Fred Friedman distinguishes between short line, local stations, and those of the national carriers, all fascinating in their construction, usage and re-adaption.

Fred Friedman served for thirty years as head of the New Mexico Transportation Department’s Railroad Bureau, addressing all facets of freight and passenger railroad activities within the state. He has written and lectured throughout New Mexico on the subject.