On July 8, 1986, a Santa Fe freight climbs the Arizona Divide west of Flagstaff, Arizona. Leading the westbound train is a former Amtrak EMD SDP40F, No. 5256, designated a SDF40-2 by the Santa Fe ... (more)
Santa Fe 5394, sporting the brand new SPSF "Kodachrome" merger paint scheme, heads east up Cajon Pass. This was the first revenue run for the 5394, which has the white letters. The let... (more)
So along a few days before Thanksgiving 1986, mine and Jim DeNike's good friend Tim Jones pipes up and says, "Hey; I'm gonna go out to my family's Thanksgiving in Tucson, ya'll want to make a... (more)
Santa Fe SD45 5406 with a new paint job at Cleburne ATSF Shops . The 5406 would go to Wisconsin Central in 1993 and Re# WC-6595 with others from the 5300-class.
Four Santa Fe GP60M's 141, 107, 147 and 122 eastbound at Barstow, California.
Santa Fe GP7u 2078, 2027 and GP30 2712.
A brand new EMD SD75M is stopped as the second unit of an eastbound freight. The vivid colors illuminate a dreary day but I was never able to capture one of these new EMD units leading.
Built at Electro-Motive Canada, Santa Fe GP60M 152 at CP Rail yard London, Ontario.
Small power for a big road. Santa Fe GE 44-ton switcher 467 didn’t have drawbars but rather steel plates for shoving 2-axle buggies of green cross ties into pressurized creosote cylinders at the... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
OKLAHOMA CITY OK Jan 1975 -- Santa Fe GP38 3551 and its crew await clearance to begin the day's work under stormy skies at mile post 382.
Talk about a survivor, this thing is probably running around still after at least three rebuilds.