On June 9, 1966, the westbound train 19 "The Chief" arrives at Trinidad, Colorado behind F7A #21, F7A #327 and three F7B's. Photo from my collection. Photographer K. Crist.
A derailment has been pushed aside to allow track reconstruction and the passage of Train 17, Super Chief / El Capitan led by two FP45’s at Ribera, N.M. Jan. 16, 1969.
The FP-45 and F-45 on Santa Fe’s Trn. 17 El Capitan / Super Chief needed a little assistance from SD-39 4008 on October 1, 1970 as the train passed Maxwell, N.M.
A GE U-28-CG, an FP-45 and two F-45’s tow the 19 cars of Santa Fe’s combined El Capitan / Super Chief Trn. 17 up Raton Pass near Starkville, Colo. on August 1, 1970. The first car is a steam ... (more)
Perhaps with the ugly-duckling on the point, Santa Fe’s Super Chief-El Capitan Train 17 climbs the Colorado side of Raton Pass near Morley on Aug. 1, 1970. GE 7902 U28CG; EMD 5944 FP45; EMD 593... (more)
Santa Fe’s Super Chief/El Capitan Train 17 descends the New Mexico side of Raton Pass at Keota with four motors — 7902, 5944, 5937, 5936. Note the angle which the signal is aimed (for early v... (more)
With two FP45’s Santa Fe’s westbound combined Super Chief-El Capitan Train 17 has just left La Junta and is rushing by the west switch at Benton, Colo. Of course a shovel was always necessary... (more)
Heading west into the sunset
Sometimes the shadow wins...second last pre-Amtrak westbound "Super Chief/El Capitan"; the last westbound powered by FP45/F45s.
Final pre-Amtrak "Super Chief/El Capitan" departs Chicago into the sunset