An impending thunderstorm has darkened a hot August evening as Santa Fe train 17, the westbound Super Chief, glides into Joliet Union Station past waiting passengers. With a five-unit lashup of F7... (more)
The Texas Chief arrives back on the Galveston Subdivision and accelerates to track speed as the excursion returns to the island. The classic Warbonnet F7s are passing one the few remaining ... (more)
Looking out of Super Chief / El Capitan’s FP45, Train 18 is meeting westbound Train 23 the “Grand Canyon” behind two F units at Canyoncito, N.M. on March 7, 1968. Ahead for the Super is the cli... (more)
ATSF Alco PA-1 No.61 lead unit on train #1 the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF at Amarillo, Texas.
Santa Fe (ATSF) Alco PA-1 72 and 64 at Fort Worth, Texas. Photo taken from my slide collection, no photographer listed on slide.
Built in May 1953 as one of 23 F7s geared for a maximum speed of 80 mph it was used in both freight and passenger service until Amtrak. Photo taken from my slide collection, photographer unknown.
Santa Fe EMD F7A No. 347C and F3B No. 347B soak up some California Sunshine in Old Sacramento at the California State Railroad Museum on March 11, 2001. AT&SF No. 347C is the only Santa Fe F7A not... (more)
The Kansas City Chief A Roger Puta Photograph
The classiest profile in railroading in late 1965 was still Santa Fe’s four Warbonnet-wearing E6As. Built by EMC in the early years of World War II, by the mid-1960s they were assigned to service ... (more)
Late at night was a good time to visit Colorado & Southern’s Rice yard in Denver the late 1950s. You could set up your tripod out of the way of working railroaders. There was usually one of the ro... (more)
Santa Fe F7A-B-B-B-A 314 eastbound Super Chief/El Capitan at Barstow, California.
In mid-1965, it was still possible to catch an Alco PA nosing out of Kansas City Union Station with Santa Fe train 7, the Fast Mail Express for Los Angeles. On April 25, the 65 is just getting und... (more)
A Santa Fe F passenger unit reduced to freight service pauses with a northbound at Bellville, Texas to swap crews just after 2:00 a.m. on July 19, 1971.
The westbound "Chief" arriving at Joliet.
Texas Chief No.15 coming in the station with F7(A) #47 and three 'B' units in the lead, with Alco PA-1 #64 watching the action. Photo taken from my slide collection. photographer J.B.King.