Oct 20, 2022
Interesting variations in the paint schemes too.
Perhaps, next to the famous war bonnet, the lead loco's scheme is my favorite Santa Fe scheme.
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away. GP20u 3058 built in November of 1961 as 1158, became BNSF 2041 and photoed February 24, 1988. Photographer unknown. Marty Bernard collection.
L&N steam pile driver, 10/1972 at Gulfport, MS.
Waynoka, Ok. 1940
4-4-0 bult by Baldwin cereal number 4613. April 1879.
Were those just exhaust extensions? Or did they contain a spark arrestor?
FTs pulling the Super Chief bound from Chicago to Los Angeles at Pasadena, California. Mid-1940s. Photographer unknown.
2299 was a "fireless" steam locomotive that operated inside the Dallas Trade Mart. It was fed steam from a stationary boiler that vented its smoke outside.
Looks like spark arrestor screens, can barely see thru them.
Those are spark arrestors.
Wow, Ron Nixen made it that far south for pic's of the AT&SF?
Only thought he was a NW photographer back in the day?!
from my collection, near Magdalena, NM, and yes, that is a 2-10-0
The old Santa Fe Railroad passenger depot in Norman, Oklahoma circa 1910's. The station, built in 1909, today is used by Amtrak and a Performing Arts Studio. (Norman Chamber of Commerce)
When I visited it in December of 2007. Track side view.
122+ years old, nice it's still with us AND in use for what it was built for!
One thing I have always wondered - how long could a fireless steam engine operate once it was fully charged and what pressure would that maximum charge be installed at?
I caught this Santa Fe cowl unit coming through Cameron, Texas, not far from the Armadillo Ranch in 1992.