In Santa Fe’s home city of Chicago, the mechanical car washers were sometimes frozen in the winter and cleaning had to be done by hand. Four Big Domes are visible in the company’s 21st Street co... (more)
Santa Fe's eastbound Mail Train 4 behind four Alco PA’s pauses at Wichita, Kansas before rushing onward to Kansas City.
Another AT&SF grain train derailment on rain-softened roadbed, this one 6 miles south of Silsbee, Texas on May 7, 1971 for grain headed to Port of Beaumont for export. It pours rain in southeas... (more)
Around all the communication wires two AT&SF derricks carefully pick up a loaded Columbia Southern Chemical tank car with a PPG herald at Caldwell, Texas on Jan. 4, 1971. Note semaphores were st... (more)
After sunset, east bound ATSF freight passes the mormon rocks on the 3 % grade.
Santa Fe’s famous warbonnet perhaps looked best on an Alco PA, as Mail Train 4 arrived Kansas City Union Depot with PA 74, Oct. 30, 1966. An ATS (Automatic Train Stop) shoe is on the 3rd axle wh... (more)
As passenger business was dwindling in the late 1960’s and the advent of Amtrak was approaching, Santa Fe began storing excess equipment at Marceline, Mo. The lines of mostly stainless steel cars... (more)
After a derailment at Clovis, N.M. in Dec. 1965, Santa Fe Buffet Lounge ZUNI was returned to home shops at Topeka, Ks. on a Rock Island flat car for disposition. The car was built in Oct. 1937 a... (more)
Santa Fe’s Train 15 Texas Chief derailed at Lomax, Illinois at speed, cars separating but fortunately none turned over, Nov. 2, 1967. It was caused by a broken wheel on a coach some 2.5 miles be... (more)
It's the 1990s all over again as unpatched ATSF Warbonnet C44-9W No. 695 and C40-8W No. 929 lead a stack train through the crossing at Maltby. CSX YN2 C40-8 No. 7607 trails third.
A Santa Fe intermodal glides east through Darling, Arizona on a sunny Oct. 1 ,1988 morning.
A classic red Santa Fe caboose trails a short local rambling through ponderosa pines east of Flagstaff on Sept. 27, 1990.
Santa Fe SD26 4640 a rebuilt SD24, with two SD40-2s 5058 and 5200.