20 years ago, Santa Fe was enjoying its last months as an independent carrier with Superfleet power and high speed intermodal trains racing between Chicago and California. ATSF 219 et al illustrat... (more)
My friends and I waited at Palmer Lake for a northbound train coming from Colorado Springs. When it arrived, it turned out to be a Kodachrome GP30 running light.
Two unlikely partners await their fate as a building (judging by the smokestack, the powerhouse) from the Reading shops is demolished in the background. They're there to supply parts for the Anthr... (more)
ATSF 347C, a Warbonnet-painted EMD F7A, sits inside the California State Railroad Museum's old Sacramento Southern Depot during Amtrak Train Days 2015.
Photo from the 1980s.
On January 13th, 1973, a Santa Fe westbound, behind a pair of GP30s and a GP35, races through Esperanza, the station name for the area in Santa Ana Canyon that would later become part of Yorba Lin... (more)
A quartet of Santa Fe GPs (GP30 3240 with GP35s 3347, 3427 and 3336) and an unidentified F7B (with capped stacks, indicating it is being deadheaded) roll a manifest freight through Gallup, New Mex... (more)
Not Your Usual Nose... Santa Fe 5058-5070 were perhaps the most interesting of the road's 187 SD40-2s. These units, built in April and May 1979, were equipped with Oscitrol signal lights ... (more)
A set of Watson roadswitcher power sat as the inbound Wilmington turn yarded it's train on the west lead
I believe the only FP45 left in it's as delivered livery was awaiting an assignment at Santa Fe's Redondo Juncion roundhouse
Spanking clean Bi Centennial painted 5702 is awaiting a hi ball in the straddle buggy tracks at Hobart yard before leading the Super C east on it's thirty six hour dash to Chicago.
A Santa Fe grain train of 40-ft. box cars derailed at Bobville, Texas on June 6, 1973 because of small bridge washout in non-block signal territory.
Santa Fe eastbound Mail Train 8 blasts through Stafford, Kansas without even slowing down, and the Agent appears to be looking down, not watching the action or the RPO clerk in the first car comin... (more)