Santa Fe H-12-44TS no. 542 is at Corwith Yard shortly before retirement. This was one of three units (541-543) that were purchased to handle passenger switching, thus equipped with a high short ho... (more)
An eastbound ATSF pig train, pulled by a quartet of GE 4 axles, works uphill to Summit, CA in Cajon Pass.
Embryonic Triple Track.An eastbound Santa Fe freight passes through the Fullerton, California, passenger station on October 6th, 1994. The new third mainline (in the foreground) is... (more)
FM road switcher 542 was one of two H12-44TS equipped with steam generators and assigned to switch ATSF passenger cars and trains at Chicago’s Dearborn Station, as it was doing on May 16, 1967. N... (more)
Exiting Abo Canyon On June 3, 1995, a Santa Fe intermodal train hustles westbound over the big bridge at the west end of Abo Canyon at Sais, New Mexico. Pulling the train are three clea... (more)
A Warbonnet Morning: Eastbound Chicago-Richmond (Bay Area) intermodal hotshot 199--the Santa Fe's hottest train--drops downgrade for a meet at Walong. The morning fog in the valley is still burnin... (more)
Climbing Tehachapi in the gloom of a March day, behind Warbonnet intermodal power
A westbound clears Abo Canyon while an eastbound waits to get in.
ATSF westbound traffic clears Abo Canyon while an eastbound cools it's heels in the siding.
ATSF 542 was one of only three Fairbanks-Morse H12-44TS units built (in 1956), all for Santa Fe. They were assigned to Dearborn Station, Chicago. Sorry about the weeds. Kodachrome 64, Yashica T... (more)