A four-stack Baldwin switcher sits at Slaton, Texas. Slaton had a large yard and is southeast of Lubbock.
The broadside view of Santa Fe Alco PA-1 56L illustrates the graceful lines admired by so many.
The westbound SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF sits in Amarillo behind a set of A-A-B-A Alco units.
Colorado and Southern E5 9955 departs Amarillo after having stopped with train 7. The insulated Burlington box car adds a colorful touch.
A second veteran EMD E unit arrives in Amarillo on C&S / FW&D train 7 as Rock Island E6 628 sits across the way. This train was actually east or south-bound despite the odd number.
A veteran Rock Island E6 is stopped in Amarillo with train 22. This oddball train ran all the way from Tucumcari, NM to Memphis, TN.
The 1937 Budd-built Navajo was on the rear of the CHIEF. This car was one of Budd's first non-articulated lightweights having been built for the first SUPER CHIEF set.
The eastbound CHIEF rolls into Raton on July 4th as the American flag waves in the breeze. This shot has always been a favorite.
Rio Grande narrow gauge K-28 478 pulls forward to the station for the second Silverton train that morning.
The two K-28 passenger engines had been serviced after arriving from Silverton earlier on two sections.
The A-B-B-A set of Alco PA units accelerates the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF out of town as two crewmen wave. Santa Fe's first GP35, 1300, leads a group of units sitting at the fuel rack.
A long set of Alco A-B-B-A units is ready to back down to train 1, SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF, at Clovis. The train came into town behind another A-B-B-B set.
Three GP30 units are eastbound with hopper cars in the morning just west of the state line with Texas. That's my MGB parked to the left.
Alco A-B-B units accelerate with train 76, CALIFORNIA SPECIAL on their way to Lubbock and eventually Temple, TX. This train was comprised of some cars picked up from the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF in Clo... (more)
An EMD F9 sits with a B unit at Clovis.