Railroad Artifact Preservation Society

is creating Santa Fe's Raton Pass Model Railroad

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RAPS Logo Sticker - One Time Benefit

5000 Baldwin Builders Plate Lapel/Hat Pin - One Time Benefit

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About

Greetings and Thanks for Stopping By!

Santa Fe’s Raton Pass Model Railroad is not just about having fun with model trains. All though our model railroad is extremely fun to view and operate, what we are really trying to accomplish is bring the history of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF) to life in HO scale with historically accurate lifelike realism!
We work hard to accurately preserve the unique history of the AT&SF Railway with our model railroad. For example, the location portrayed on the model railroad was carefully considered. We needed a location that represented the spirit of the AT&SF. Although Topeka Kansas was the birthplace of the Santa Fe Railroad, acquiring Raton Pass in 1878, set the AT&SF on a course that would inspire and focus the development of the company and their locomotives well into the future.
Come along with us as we explore all this history and the mighty steam and diesel locomotives designed and built by the Santa Fe Railway’s own Mechanical Engineering Department. No other railroad had steam locomotives like the Santa Fe’s, but then, no other railroad had to get across the steepest mainline grade in the United States, Raton Pass.
We need your help and support! Designing, Building and Operating Santa Fe’s Raton Pass Model Railroad is an expensive undertaking. By becoming one of our Patrons, you make it possible for us to achieve our goals for Santa Fe’s Raton Pass Model Railroad. To our knowledge, no one else is actively using a model railroad to preserve the history of an American railroad.
Your support will not go un-appreciated. Pick the Tier Level of your choice below to receive some great benefits as a Patron, plus you will get our posts, articles, videos and news 24-hours before anyone else.
The Railroad Artifact Preservation Society is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the accurate preservation of significant railroad history of the United States. The Society was founded in 2003 by Sam D. Teague. Sam is the author of The Madame Queen - AT&SF Number 5000, Paired Rail Railroad Productions Ltd., 2012, Kansas City, MO. Learn more about Sam and the Societies work preserving AT&SF Steam Locomotive 5000 (Madame Queen) at our website. www.rapstrains.com.











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$26.12 of $400 per month
Goal #2
Painting and detailing of our brass rail cars.
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