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.
CLOVIS NM Jan 23 1984 -- Santa Fe GP38 3508 handles switching duties at the east end in early morning light.
Toward the end of the day on June 2, 1995, a westbound Santa Fe freight crosses Bridge 874.2 at the west end of Abo Canyon east of Sais, New Mexico. Three brand-new EMD SD75Ms power the train—Nos.... (more)
GALLAHER NM Aug 6 1982 -- Santa Fe SD45-2 5665 and an SD45 are on the point of a TOFC-COFC train as it traverses the Transcon in a vanishing point picture.
On one of their first runs a beautiful matching set of C40-8W's ATSF 814, 820, 816 head eastbound through Valentine, Arizona. They were nick name the corsair's for their unique roof design for coa... (more)
HURLEY NM June 21 1986 -- Santa Fe SD40-2s 5172, 5134, 5037 and their caboose are tied down awaiting the day’s operations.
SAN BERNARDINO CA Sept 3 1983 -- A Santa Fe SD45-2 and two GE products await assignment with the shops in the background.
CARROLTON MO June 9 1985 -- Santa Fe GP50 3847 and four six-axle locomotives accelerate a TOFC-COFC train past the Carrolton station.
Allentown Triple X
Railfans in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area got a nice treat in July 1979, when three relatively scarce Santa Fe GP40X’s spent a few days in eastern Pennsylvani... (more)