Oct 20, 2022
1950s photo of Chadbourne Street in San Angelo, Texas sometime around Christmas.
Same image just zoomed in a bit and the dust specs photoshoped away.
March 1943 at Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill. Jack Delano photo from Library of Congress collection.
Same day at Corwith yard. Jack Delano photo. The snow does not stay long where the ground is covered with all the coal dust and ash.
Ooops. I made a mistake on this one. I guess I will leave it here for now. Not Santa Fe but C&NW. Still Chicago but different date. It is at the roundhouse and coaling station at the C&NW Railroad yards, Chicago, Ill. Jack Delano Photo, Dec. 1942.
Number 5004 was one of ten Texas-type built by Baldwin in 1938. The 2-10-4 type was first built for the Texas & Pacific RR deriving their name from there. Intended as a heavy freight locomotive, their power and speed made them quite effective on passenger trains as well. The Santa Fe eventually ordered 25 more of the type that were equipped with roller bearings and numbered in the 5011 class. Four of the 5011s are preserved today as well as their predecessor 2-10-4 #5000, the "Madam Queen".
Pulling an excursion train near Azusa, California up to Cajon Pass in 1955. Screen shot from a Pentrex video.
No. 1225 is in La Junta, Colorado on January 23, 1919. This 4-6-2 Pacific was built by Burnham, Williams & Co in 1903 and rebuilt (superheater added as well as other updates) by the Santa Fe in 1914. Photograph by Otto Conrad Perry. Denver Public Library Digital Collection.
Another Christmas loco, and a really clear color pic as well!
It is likely that the Otto Perry one has been colorized. I don't believe that he was known for shooting any color film especially in 1919.
Maybe he was using a secret home built time machine to go back and take color photos.....
Not that old a photo but the subject mater is getting rare these days. Argentine, Kansas. Keven Thomas photo.
Yucca, Arizona. Jack Delano photo from 1943 trip on the Santa Fe.
He must have been friends with Mr. Peabody and his wayback machine.
Grinding Corn by E.I. Couse, of the ATSF's Taos Colony.
Santa Fe's La Grande Station in Los Angles in 1924. Hollywood loved using it for a venue for filming movies in the 1920s and 1930s because the platform and adjoining areas were so open. The Southern Pacific station was a little less filming-friendly.
The Santa Fe Railroad ran the first train thru San Dimas in May of 1887. The station was completed in 1889. A freight car was used as a depot prior to this.
Note the flat car is labeled for the Southern California Railway, not to be confused with the California Southern Railroad or the California Central Railway, all three which at one time operated in Southern California.