RailPictures.Net Photo: 2811 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD GP7 at Santa Fe, New Mexico by Bill Marvel
 
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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) (more..)
EMD GP7 (more..)
south of Santa Fe (more..)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (more..)
February 20, 1969
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
2811 (more..)
local freight (more..)
Bill Marvel (more..)
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On a bright but very cold February 20, 1969, GP7 2811 rolls the (almost) daily local out of Santa Fe, headed down the 18-mile branch to a connection with the main line at Lamy. In 1880, the AT&SF bypassed its namesake city for the easer-to-reach Albuquerque, and ever afterwards passengers for the New Mexican capital were required to detrain and finish their journey by stagecoach or limousine. Local freight service, never robust the four cars here are representative -- will continue until 1992 when Santa Fe Southern Railway will buy the line for a freight and tourist operation. In 2005, the state will take over. Today, commuter trains of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express use the line.
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