Oct 20, 2022
Yah has to turn them enjines so as to git em pointed back yonder to where they is from.
I wonder how they did this film edit, back in those days. It is obvious he did not actually roll across the tracks. Was this an overlaying of two film clips? Was he in the back of another vehicle?
I first assumed he was in front of a screen, and that film was projected on it from the rear. But the wind, shadows flickering on him, and the perfect way he reacts to the bumps make me wonder if he was riding on the same flatbed truck as the camera.
Spoiler: The American Austin Bantam loses.
Wow, that WAS a nice car....
New York Central 2968, ALCo-Brooks, 1910
Second owner: The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient
The Santa Fe's other F-M road power, twenty units in all, made 20% less power per unit than the big Erie-Builts, but lasted about twice as long before being retired.
The road's lone RS-3, inherited when they swallowed the Toledo, Pekin & Western. They had 63 RSD-4s and -5s, which they appreciated for their great tractive effort. But the six axles didn't leave much room under the belly for both fuel and water. So, the five dual-service units were forever running out of fuel out on the road.
Chicago, near the end of the era before AMTRAK.
Love those FP-45s!
More AT&SF piggyback from the days of circus loading.
Train #18, the Super Chief bound for Chicago, in Albuquerque sometime in the late 1930s.
San Jacinto, California.
Copan, Oklahoma is just south of the state line with Kansas. Santa Fe Railway provided a standard frame depot there. Years later Copan, was a flag stop for trains 47 & 48, the Oil Flyer.
The first Cleburne F-7A conversion, showing the original cab side windows.
From my teenage b&w days at Galesburg, IL on 10/10/1976. I'd forgotten that GP-20s had one-piece windshields. Stencil by steps reads ARGENTINE 62/15.
Another shot from that day with PC run through power.
That is a great shot. So many cool things in that photo!
The "cut straight sections and weld them together at an angle" trackwork isn't something I'd use the term "cool" to describe!