Chartered just before the Civil War, during the next three decades the tracks of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe reached from Chicago to Los Angeles. Santa Fe Railway trains provided the country’s most appealing passenger service and for shippers, the most innovative intermodal freight service in America. Santa Fe features classic steam and diesel locomotives working on the ATSF.
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Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
• Santa Fe 1510 and 1536 are both Class S-4s, built by the American Locomotive Company between July 1951 and July 1953. They are switching at Fullerton, CA on December 22, 1972.
• Santa Fe 3780, a 3775 Class Northern (4-8-4), one of ten locomotives built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1941, is running as an eastbound Abo Canyon, NM point helper three miles west of Abo in July 1957.
• Santa Fe 100 and 101, two EMD FP-45s, are on the point of the Super Chief—El Capitan at Raton, NM in March 1968. Nine of these 3,600-horsepower units were built for the Santa Fe in 1967.
• Led by Santa Fe 5333, an EMD SD-45, the dynamic brakes are singing as the ten-unit power consist is northbound, coming off the worst of the Tehachapi Grade as it starts around the horseshoe curve at Caliente, CA on September 10, 1988.
• Santa Fe 312C is on the point of Train #1, the San Francisco Chief leaving Chicago, IL in September 1970. This train was an all-lightweight train, complete with the services afforded to extra-fare passengers.
• Santa Fe 5020, a 5011 Class Texas Type 2-10-4, is at the engine terminal in Sandusky, OH on June 4, 1956.
• Santa Fe 50, a Class DL-109, sits at Kansas City, KS on July 18, 1959. Santa Fe purchased an A and a B set; it was fortunate for them that they didn’t purchase any more.
• It is August 27, 1958; Santa Fe 80, an E8m, is the power for the Chief connection train at Amarillo, TX, where this train being made up.
• Santa Fe 5251, an SDF40-2, is leading an eastbound intermodal train, roaring out of Tunnel #17 on the approach to Cable, CA. It is 10:09 a.m. on September 15, 1988. In about four more miles, 5251 will reach Tehachapi Summit, and it will be all downhill for a while.
• Santa Fe 3679, a 3669 Class GP39-2 with SPSF merger colors, leads another GP39-2, a GP-30, a GP35, another GP30, and another GP35, on a westbound freight at Rowen, CA on the north side of Tehachapi Pass on October 17, 1988.
• Santa Fe 175A is part of a 5,400-horsepower freight (four EMD FTs, two A Units, and two B Units) near Holliday, KS on November 27, 1946. This is westbound Freight #39.
• Santa Fe 104 leads three other freshly painted SDFP45s on an eastbound double stack train at Lugo, CA on December 18, 1984. Santa Fe purchased nine FP-45s from EMD in 1967 (engines numbered 100 through 108) to be used in passenger train service.
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