In Santa Fe’s home city of Chicago, the mechanical car washers were sometimes frozen in the winter and cleaning had to be done by hand. Four Big Domes are visible in the company’s 21st Stree... (more)
Santa Fe's eastbound Mail Train 4 behind four Alco PA’s pauses at Wichita, Kansas before rushing onward to Kansas City.
Another AT&SF grain train derailment on rain-softened roadbed, this one 6 miles south of Silsbee, Texas on May 7, 1971 for grain headed to Port of Beaumont for export. It pours rain in southeas... (more)
Around all the communication wires two AT&SF derricks carefully pick up a loaded Columbia Southern Chemical tank car with a PPG herald at Caldwell, Texas on Jan. 4, 1971. Note semaphores were st... (more)
Santa Fe’s famous warbonnet perhaps looked best on an Alco PA, as Mail Train 4 arrived Kansas City Union Depot with PA 74, Oct. 30, 1966. An ATS (Automatic Train Stop) shoe is on the 3rd axle ... (more)
The coach yard at Kansas City, Mo. was operated by the Kansas City Terminal Ry. and on this Feb. 22, 1967 passenger or baggage cars from SP, ATSF, CRI&P, MP, UP, KCS, MILW, GN, CB&Q and SLSF could... (more)
As passenger business was dwindling in the late 1960’s and the advent of Amtrak was approaching, Santa Fe began storing excess equipment at Marceline, Mo. The lines of mostly stainless steel ca... (more)
After a derailment at Clovis, N.M. in Dec. 1965, Santa Fe Buffet Lounge ZUNI was returned to home shops at Topeka, Ks. on a Rock Island flat car for disposition. The car was built in Oct. 1937 a... (more)
Santa Fe’s Train 15 Texas Chief derailed at Lomax, Illinois at speed, cars separating but fortunately none turned over, Nov. 2, 1967. It was caused by a broken wheel on a coach some 2.5 miles ... (more)
It’s morning rush hour as four CTA trains are in view near the State and Lake St. station in Chicago.
All three of BN’s executive units (BN-3 was an E unit) were on BN’s company ski train on the D&RGW headed for Winter Park, Colo. at Crescent on Jan. 14, 1993. Gross Dam in the background con... (more)
BN’s executive ski train slips through 90-ft. Tunnel 29 (the shortest one on D&RGW’s Moffat Line) near Pinecliff, Colo. as it heads back to home rails at Denver on Jan. 18, 1994.
The F unit... (more)
After allowing board members, officers and their guests to enjoy the Winter Park, Colo. ski slopes on the other side of the Continental Divide, executive F’s BN-1 and 2 are on the D&RGW and retu... (more)
Not exactly a “ski train” but officials of the Burlington Northern wanted to visit Colorado’s Winter Park Ski Resort at the west end of Moffat Tunnel on the former D&RGW, and this is their t... (more)
An F and an E bring SP’s westbound Train 1, “Sunset Limited,” to a passenger stop at Lake Charles, La. in the evening sunshine on Jan. 7, 1970 when the days were short. Unless they get sw... (more)