By the mid 1980’s, freight traffic on Santa Fe’s Raton line was sparse, but not virtually nonexistent as it is today. Some of those few trains could, however be heavy enough to require helpers ove... (more)
ExAmtrak SDP40F repainted and modified front step for Santa Fe and redesignated by Santa Fe as an SDF40-2 leads an eastbound Port of Long Beach to Chicago MAERSK stack train near the siding of Alr... (more)
Santa Fe’s station in Raton, New Mexico sits quietly, awaiting the next arrival of the Southwest Chief. The barrage carts have disappeared sometime in the past thirty years, but the scene h... (more)
Short and FastJust two days before Christmas 1978, a hot Santa Fe intermodal train climbs the eastern grade of the Tehachapi Mountain crossing as it approaches Monolith. This train... (more)
Best. Paint. Scheme. Ever.Amtrak San Diegan #78 makes its stop in Santa Ana late in the day on an August 1971 afternoon. Amtrak was just over three months old at this time, ... (more)
A Splash of Color in a Drab YardOn July 24, 1986, the Interstate Commerce Commission would put the kibosh on the proposed Santa Fe-Southern Pacific merger. At Santa Fe's San Bernar... (more)
Amarillo WarbonnetIn June 1972, the Santa Fe debuted the first two locomotives in the new Yellow Warbonnet paint scheme: SD45 5524 (painted in the shops at San Bernardino, CA) and ... (more)
A thirty seven car Santa Fe freight has just passed through Cajon Junction during its descent of Cajon Pass’ western slope.
A dog pack of Santa Fe power, including two CF7’s, is bringing a 61 car TOFC/COFC train eastbound climbing Cajon Pass.
A set of warbonnets lead their train east by Sullivan's Curve.
Thirty-seven cars of San Bernardino-bound mixed freight drifts\ through Blue Cut, California. Tempering the speed of the train are two rebuilt GP30’s intermingled with two rebuilt GP35’s.
Stars in the sky, and on the ground.....
Top of the LoopA Santa Fe westbound freight rounds the Tehachapi Loop on September 4, 1978. The crew aboard SD45-2 5653 will shortly pass underneath the rear section of their train ... (more)
A Straight Shot to BakersfieldA westbound Santa Fe intermodal train escapes from a stormy crossing of southern California's Tehachapi Mountains on March 8, 1992. Powered by SD45 53... (more)
Ch-Ch-ChangesA westbound Santa Fe freight passes the small yard in Fullerton, California, in February 1974. Santa Fe kept local switchers here, mainly Alco S-2 and S-4 diesels, but... (more)