Rio Grande and Southwestern Railroad Memorabilia Value Guide
The Rio Grande and Southwestern Railroad started operations in 1903 and stopped service in 1924 for a total period of operations of 21 years.
Railroads like Rio Grande and Southwestern Railroad that were started after 1900 will not have as many valuable collectibles or antiques as older lines. Railroads from this period tend to have more items left so collectors have a much easier time finding items like passes, timetables, and manuals. The types of items that will be valuable are typically unique or significant items like builder's plates, daters, sealers, signs, and rarer lanterns.
Rio Grande and Southwestern Railroad only operated in 1 state which is indicative of smaller lines, or in some cases lines in larger states. Many one state railroads are short line railroads that didn't have large areas of coverage or large promotional budgets so items from them are likely to be somewhat rare and could be worth more if the railroad didn't exist for long or if it didn't produce many collectible items.
Rio Grande and Southwestern Railroad Operated Routes in the Following States: New Mexico