This is Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe depot that was constructed in 1899 and has been in service since then. Amtrak has an east and west bound Southwest Chief passenger train through here daily.
The La Castaneda Hotel was built in 1898 and was designed to be a jewel in Fred Harvey's famed chain of railroad hotels.It was the site of the first Rough Rider Reunion in 1899 which was attended by then New York governor Theodore Roosevelt.
Tomorrow I should have a better internet connection and be able to post more Las Vegas pictures. The rest of today will be spent watching the trains pass through Mountainair. Apparently it's a main line, it's double tracked through here and the trains have been passing at the rate of a train every 15 minutes. Train watching could be another way to enjoy the good life.