ATSF took their old U-36Cs, rebuilt them, and hoped for better reliability at 3000HP. Why they did the nose I'd like to know.
Santa Fe SF30C 9512, seen here on the point of an eastbound freight in Corona, California, is a rebuilt U36C. ATSF 9512 was originally ATSF 8724.
A SF30C, making every bit of track speed, leads a GP40X, SD45 and a GP20u up a 2% grade towards Amarillo, TX
A hot 189 train rounds the final curve at Glen Frazer and heads for tunnel 3, the longest on the Santa Fe.
SF30C leads an eastbound stack train into Galesburg. The train is passing by the crossovers at GI on the west side of town. Most of the Santa Fe SF30C's were sold to either NRE or LRC in mid 1997.... (more)
A colorful consist leads a manifest downgrade at Woodford. Four of the locomotives are in the SPSF failed merger paint scheme.
An eastbound Santa Fe freight climbs the grade between Cliff and Rowen.
As the eastbound SP oil cans clears, Santa Fe 9532 West grinds around the curve near Warren, California.
eastbound Santa Fe train topping grade at Tehachapi CA on SP trackage rights
westbound Arizona Divide
La Junta to Barstow train 448 passes the blades protecting the east switch of Model siding. In less than an hour this train will be tackling the grades of the famed Raton Pass.
Santa Fe SF30C pauses at the west end of Barstow Yard, awaiting permission to enter. These units are rebuilt U36C's.