Railroads played an important role in New Mexico’s history, fueling new prosperity and growth. Learn about the history of railroading in New Mexico. Experience a 1940 train travelogue across the state, viewing photos from famed railroad photographer Jack Delano. Discover how the railroad system became vital throughout the state.

John Taylor retired in 2010 as the manager of the Integrated Technologies and Systems Strategic Management Group Support Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He has a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Stanford University and was a member of Sandia’s technical and management staff for 35 years. He is the author or co-author of 50 technical reports and 11 books on a variety of topics including New Mexico history, soccer science, and naval history.