I can smell the coffee...synonymous with shooting Santa Fe, BN and Rock Island was the coffee aroma in the air from the Maxwell House plant just behind and to the right of almost any shot from her... (more)
Warbonnet FP45 98 West, between Cameron and Monolith, CA, cresting the grade. Shot almost underneath the hwy 58 overpass.
The engineer stopped this train when he saw that I was rolling off roll after roll, and said that since they had to set out at the yard anyway, he pulled the train up 20 cars to where I had a more... (more)
A true rarity...a lash-up of three FP45's in silver/red warbonnets in 1990. ATSF 106 leads, followed by sisters 103 and 102. Only 14 FP45's were produced from 1967-1968. I believe 9 were sold to A... (more)
An ex Santa Fe FP45 and three SD45's rumble through Grays Lake as they head for Schiller Park. They are about to hit the ex MILW diamonds that is now operated by Metra.
The Santa Fe's "San Francisco Chief" and the "Grand Canyon" are shown eastbound, comparing notes one final time before Amtrak takes over
Santa Fe's blue and yellow paint scheme was the target on my first long distance railfan trip. Little did I know that 20 years later the Shouldn't Paint So Fast scheme would be the treasures from ... (more)
Another day has passed by this aging relic of the once might Santa Fe.
Santa Fe FP45 92 and IC 201 sit on display at IRM. Hopefully the 92 will be on of the next engines to get repainted at IRM, it is really starting to show its age.
A rare look at the F45 at the IRM in March. Usually not open for the winter opened for one day due to an event in Chicago. A steamer, RSD15 or Alligator, and a UP Gas turbine stand next to the SF ... (more)
ATSF 100, 101, 102, and 103 lead an eastbound train over Summit in 1989.
FP45 #90 and Santa Fe's Exhibition Car parked at the San Bernardino station.
A Super C behind three 20-cylinder cowls races through Summit on its blistering schedule between Hobart Yard in LA and Chicago.