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George R.R. Martin, lover of trains, is co-buying a historic New Mexico railway.

Corinne Segal

May 26, 2020, 9:54am

Taking quarantine hobbies to a new level, George R.R. Martin is purchasing a historic railway in New Mexico along with two others in the hopes of revitalizing it with entertainment options and cultural events.

The line runs from Santa Fe to the town of Lamy and dates back to 1879, with the train cars dating to the 1920s.

Speaking to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the group offered several ideas for the train’s restoration, including creating a shooting location for filmmakers.

“There’s something about train travel that brings you back to a time that we assume was a simpler, more community-based time, long before the internet, before air travel, even before television,” NDI New Mexico co-founder Catherine Oppenheimer, one of the people making the purchase, said.

[via Santa Fe New Mexican]

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