I made a big trip on leave from the Army in April 1971 to shoot as many passenger trains as possible before Amtrak. Santa Fe was the number one priority!
Only seven C30-7's were painted in merger colors.
Heading east approaching Rock Island diamond
Heading west at Joliet Union Station
The San Bernardino Railroad Days Special returns to Los Angeles, tying up traffic on the San Bernardino Freeway as railfans pace the big Northern, which was unfortunately for the non-railfans, slo... (more)
An NRHS special gives ATSF #3751 a good excuse to head east to Williams, Arizona. This trip was more chase then it was capture, trust me...
ATSF 3751 pulls a short mixed train down the UP ex SP valley line near Merced, CA on its way home from Railfair in Sacramento. It was running late, the sun was setting, the plan was to get a pictu... (more)
A pair of Warbonnet C40-8W's bracket a B40-8 and GP60 with an eastbound stack train, crossing the first bridge at the west end of Abo Canyon - just east of Sais siding.
first run of Santa Fe unit 100 eastbound on 2nd section of LA to Chicago train 891 shown approaching W. Riverside, CA
Back when the Santa Fe was running the former Gateway Western some cool power could be found at East St. Louis.Now the KCS runs the former GWWR with alot more boring power.
Shot shortly before Amtrak took over unit 24C looks like it has seen better days, and is in San Diegian service
ATSF 3751 shoves away from the old Santa Fe depot in San Bernardino as it makes its way to the wye to turn around for the afternoon return trip to L. A. Union station.
Heading west into the sunset
Sometimes the shadow wins...second last pre-Amtrak westbound "Super Chief/El Capitan"; the last westbound powered by FP45/F45s.