Santa Fe F7 38C leads the eastbound San Francisco Chief past the siding at Christie, California, on April 24, 1971. The train only has a week of operation left before the start of Amtrak. Fujichr... (more)
At Joliet station westbound
I made a big trip on leave from the Army in April 1971 to shoot as many passenger trains as possible before Amtrak. Santa Fe was the number one priority!
Time was running out for the last Santa Fe passenger train operating in Northern California as ATSF #301 leads the San Francisco Chief on the last leg of its journey thru Hercules and on to Richmo... (more)
Making its daily Eastward stop at Stockton, The San Francisco Chief is ready to race down California's Central Valley. The ATSF depot is still in use for Amtrak's San Joaquin trains.
Just weeks away from abandonment, ATSF's "San Francisco Chief" is at Collier. The green hills in this photo are now covered with houses.