Eastbound at Cable with a little bit of everything in the consist.
A Roger Puta Photograph
At the midnight hour in Kansas City, MO, the Amtrak Super chief disguised as the Santa Fe Super Chief is making its station stop. Led by F3A 301C, four more Fs will assist the 301C in keeping the ... (more)
RIO PUERCO NM Sept 3 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5328, SD45u 5360 and C30-7 8142 lead a mixed freight on an eastward trek across the Transcon.
Three SF30C's and one C40-8W near the New Mexico, Arizona border. I'm not sure of the exact location.
The desert sun has taken its toll on the paint on this caboose displayed at Needles CA. Not only are the numbers faded beyond recognition but what appears to be graffiti has also long since faded... (more)
New Way Cars? No Way!In 1974, the Santa Fe Railway took delivery of their first new cabooses in twenty-five years: Five Ce-6 class way cars (as Santa Fe called their cabooses) numb... (more)
Twenty Cylinders, No FlaresHeading west on Santa Fe's Third District is a short freight (not unusual on the Santa Fe in the 1970s) of primarily piggyback cars. Lead engine 5672 is ... (more)
The 4th unit B40-8W is doing what GE's do best. Actually it's not actually on fire. Every time it would throttle up it would send a fire ball out the stack. Quite the spectacle to see. The other u... (more)
FORT SUMNER NM June 21 1986 -- On the longest day of the year Santa Fe GP35u 2964 (ex-TPW GP40 1000), SD45u 5408 and Kodachrome SD45-2u 7217 are eastbound over U.S. 60 with a TOFC train. EMD built... (more)
We were all set up with the shot we wanted, just hoping a train would appear before sunset. Fortunately a train lead by ATSF 869, 800, 5825 didn't disappoint.
MELROSE NM Sept 10 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45-2 5660 leads a mixed freight with welded-rail cars toward the head end. Note dents in 5660's fuel tank.
SF freight with two F45 in old livery and an SD 45-2 downhill on the 3% grade, passing west summit island
A morning eastbound make it's way through Kingman Canyon.
WILLARD NM Sept 3 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5358, SD40-2 5157 and two U-boats handle a COFC-TOFC train on the Transcon.