Train 1, The San Francisco Chief A Roger Puta Photograph
The Rio Puerco River was running muddy as Santa Fe Train 1, San Francisco Chief, crossed it westbound on Aug. 8, 1970, after leaving Albuquerque, about 34 miles back.
The broadside view of Santa Fe Alco PA-1 56L illustrates the graceful lines admired by so many.
The westbound SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF sits in Amarillo behind a set of A-A-B-A Alco units.
The A-B-B-A set of Alco PA units accelerates the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF out of town as two crewmen wave. Santa Fe's first GP35, 1300, leads a group of units sitting at the fuel rack.
A long set of Alco A-B-B-A units is ready to back down to train 1, SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF, at Clovis. The train came into town behind another A-B-B-B set.
"San Francisco Chief" beginning its journey west
ATSF A-B-B-A F3 units are pulling the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF away from Joliet.
The eastbound San Francisco Chief is seen at Bakersfield waiting for it's scheduled departure time