Saturday, September 12, 2009
To get to Santa Fe, we rode the new Railrunner train from Albuquerque. They had extended it to run on Sunday for the Bernalillo Wine Festival and the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of Santa Fe. The day pass was only five dollars and it was a great ride! I love trains!
They have refurbished much of the old tracks and it is so great to see passenger trains again running here. These were not the railrunner cars, those are new trains. These interested me, cobbled together from leftovers. The second car reminds me of an Airstream trailer, or the diners you see occasionally made from those cars.
They have built up around the station and it is beginning to take on the feel of Durango or Silverton where the narrow gauge trains stop. It was fun to wander around for a few hours then get back onto the train and ride back. They are talking about extending the railrunner trains all of the way to El Paso. For now it is mostly a commuter train, but I will hop on any chance I get!