RailPictures.Net Photo: ATSF 90 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD FP45 at Corwith, Illinois by Mike Danneman
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» Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) (more..)
» EMD FP45 (more..)
» AT&SF’s Corwith Yard engine facility 
» Corwith, Illinois, USA (more..)
» September 01, 1991
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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe EMD FP45 No. 90 rests at the Corwith Yard engine facility near Chicago, Illinois, on Labor Day weekend in 1991. This locomotive certainly had its share of renumberings over the years, some of it can be seen in this view with the fresher red paint behind the cab number. This locomotive was built in December 1967 in nearby La Grange and numbered 100, hauling Santa Fe’s crack passenger trains. She even hauled the first record-breaking-speed Super C piggyback train from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1968. She was renumbered 5940 and lost some work with the coming of Amtrak in 1971, eventually repainted in freight colors and assigned accordingly. After a rebuilding by Santa Fe in 1982 into a model the railroad called a SDFP45, she was renumbered 5990. The big cowl was even painted in the “Kodachrome” colors of the ill-fated SPSF merger in 1986. Then, becoming a star again in the forthcoming Super Fleet warbonnet colors returning to the Santa Fe in 1989, the burly engine was again returned to a shiny coat red and silver, and numbered 100. But the stardom was short-lived with the coming of the new EMD GP60Ms in the 100-series in 1990; she was briefly again renumbered 5990 and at long last No. 90. The historic locomotive was finally retired at the hands of BNSF on January 14, 1999, and donated to the Oklahoma Railroad Museum in 2000. No. 100, to 5940, to 5990, to 100, to 5990, to 90—There, I think I got ’em all!
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