More than 50 people gathered at Lamy Station Saturday to welcome Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman on his special train from Washington, D.C. to visit stations along the route of the Southwest Chief.
Six people from Los Alamos, along with others, many from Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Trail Association, waited till 9 p.m. to greet Boardman and discuss the plight of the Chief line, which needs rail repair in order to maintain its existing route.
Boardman said his organization supports contining the present route.
New Mexico Department of Transportation Cabinet Secretary Tom Church and U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., joined Boardman for the New Mexico portion of the trip. Heinrich said he is working with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and other senators to help save the line.