The Belen MainStreet Partnership this week was awarded a $3,500 grant from Burlington Northern Santa Fe for tourism promotion.

The grant will be used to design, publish and distribute a brochure to promote railroad tourism throughout New Mexico. The brochure will be distributed to hotels, restaurants and tourism hotspots throughout the state.

Belen MainStreet has been working to create self-guided tours of New Mexico’s railroad history for several months, focusing on tours both by car and by rail.

The brochure will make special mention of Belen.

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