RailPictures.Net Photo: ATSF 844 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) Alco RSD-15 at Blanchard, New Mexico by Steve Patterson
 
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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) (more..)
Alco RSD-15 (more..)
Unknown
Blanchard, New Mexico, USA (more..)
September 15, 1968
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ATSF 844 (more..)
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Steve Patterson (more..)
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Six Alco RSD-15 "Alligators" lead Santa Fe's unit coal train from York Canyon, N.M. to Kaiser Steel Corp. at Fontana, Calif. around ATSF's horseshoe curves at Blanchard, N.M. on Sept. 15, 1968. Four other Alligators under RCE control mid-train are above the first four cars. The ATSF unit York Canyon trains were some of the first in the country, pre-dating Powder River by over a decade. Today the BNSF's York Canyon branch lies dormant account of exhausting the coal supply.
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