A westbound Santa Fe freight is about to hit the diamonds at Colton, California, on February 19, 1986. This train, led by U36C 8755, is on Santa Fe's Third District, heading to Los Angeles, and i... (more)
Five locomotives, four models, two builders, one railroad ... An eastbound Santa Fe freight is just six miles from the summit of its crossing of the Tehachapi Mountains as it pops out of one of th... (more)
An 86-car eastbound Santa Fe manifest approaches the city limits of Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Glorietta Subdivision. Looking at Google Earth, this once wide-open shot is now treed in.
Built in the Spanish Mission style, the 1899 AT&SF station in Las Vegas, New Mexico greeted many of the Santa Fe’s long-distance passenger trains. Now, it exists to serve the Southwest Chiefmore)
Mid train helpers assist a westbound Santa Fe train on the Raton Pass line at Watrous, New Mexico.
Passing a watering hole for the local cattle, three relatively rare SD39’s pull a westbound train at Watrous, New Mexico.
Anyone familiar with Santa Fe history has undoubtedly heard the term “Harvey House”. Before the introduction of the dining car, passenger trains would stop at “eating... (more)
A Eastbound on The Crookton cutoff in the early morning only three months before the BNSF merger
Santa Fe tried many combinations of locomotives to pull it's York Canyon, NM to Kaiser Steel in Fontana, CA coal trains, often in solid sets. One of the last combos they used was six of their ten ... (more)
When getting into the section of Cajon between Cajon Junction and Summit, we found the area to be quite frustrating. If we set up for a shot on one of the three trackage alignments, trains would o... (more)
On a hazy Chicago morning, a quintet of F-units hit the diamonds at Ash Street Tower on the point of Santa Fe train #1, the San Francisco Chief, just underway out of Dearborn Station. F7 320 leads... (more)
During our 1984 trip to Southern California, Santa Fe’s recently-rebuilt GP30’s and GP35’s were a constant presence. Here two GP30’s are assisting a pig train at Cajon Junction.
On one of the longer tangents that it will encounter during the climb to Cajon Pass, an eastbound Santa Fe intermodal train rolls through Cajon Junction, California.
A half-dozen GP35’s, with a GP30 thrown in for good measure, lead an eastbound Santa Fe auto train up the grade at Cajon, California.
After sunset with a couple of GPs working up the 3 % grade
of the Cajon pass at Mormon rocks