THE NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
William B. Strong obtained a charter for The New Mexico and Southern Pacific Railroad Company after learning that the AT & SF railway’s main competitor, the Southern Pacific Railroad had introduced legislation to black the Santa Fe’s entry into New Mexico. With crews working under A..A. Robinson between La Junta and Raton, the Santa Fe managed to enter New Mexico in December of 1878, thus ensuring continued competition with the Southern Pacific. Ultimately, the line was sold to the Santa Fe in February of 1899.