ATSF Old photos

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  1. acptulsa

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    Don't be too sure they're not to be confused. If I remember right, the SC and the CS were the same railroad before and after the bankruptcy.

    If I remember right. No guarantees, I have slept many times since then.
     
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    Inspector's car at a Santa Fe Station, 1912. You can make out "Santa Fe" in the center of the emblem. The lettering around it says “Get the Safety Habit”.
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  3. r_i_straw

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    The Santa Fe train depot in San Angelo, Texas in 1946. Frank Scherschel photo for Life Magazine.
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    I'm reading Diesels from Eddystone: The Story of Baldwin Diesel Locomotives by Gary and Stephen Dolzall (c. 1984) and learned something I thought was interesting -- the Santa Fe's first Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 #2600 began service as a helper at Ash Fork, AZ and later worked Cajon. I think of these as transfer units, not helpers.

    The Santa Fe soon determined that dynamic braking would be a good feature, so added it to three of the five DT-6-6-2000s delivered in 1949. However, it was a light duty dynamic brake, installed on only one end of the units. The road ended up owning six (2600–2605). They later migrated to Los Angeles and even a branchline in IL before being stored at Argentine Yard in Kansas City. The last was retired in 1963.
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    Reading on, I learned that the light duty dynamics were used to speed return trips downgrade running light. The DT-6-6-2000s found themselves out of a job when the Crookton Cutoff was completed in 1960. A little off topic, but the book also shows a DT-6-6-2000 demonstrating as a helper on the CNJ at White Haven, PA. While the CNJ declined a purchase, they were otherwise a good Baldwin diesel customer.
     
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    132 (BLW 1880) is retired to the Kansas Museum of History.

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    Not such an old pic, but she's in a number of old pics, so it's nice to see what's become of her.
     
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    Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 No. 2600 in Cajon helper service.

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    Happy, Texas, in September 1960. I have been to Jolly, Texas but never Happy.
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    18th St. coachyard, Chicago, 1961. A couple of custom steam generator equipped Fairbanks Morse switchers and a couple of similarly-equipped RS-1s don't seem to be welcome at the party the more fashionably dressed road locomotives are having in the distance. sf543burggraf.jpg
     
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  11. Kurt Moose

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    Great pic with alot of color in it!

    Look at the "other" GM product to the left of the station-a 1956 Chevy 4 door with a Continental kit on it, wow!
    Skirts are awesome on them old cars!(y)
     
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    Little guy on a big road.

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    In the famous Chevy two-tone white and blue color combination. Back in '59, my dad almost bought a '56 wagon in that scheme but bought a '57 instead.

    Doug
     
  14. r_i_straw

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    February 9th, 1982 at Emporia, KS. The plow was being hauled west, note the marker mounted to the blades on the plow. Mark Simonson photo.
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    Now, that was class. They even had a snow plow decorated the same as a locomotive.

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  16. acptulsa

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    One of the better sources of these is the stuff Russell posted to Railimages.

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    5021 at Belen, ready for helper duty up Abo Canyon.
     
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Was this self-contained? Or did it have a separate power car?
     
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    Apparently it did require outside power. I found this description of the thing elsewhere, but it only kind of answers the question...?

    "Santa Fe 199361 is a 1959 rebuild of an old Leslie (#199398; blt 11/1892 ALCo-Cooke) rotary on a steam engine tender from ATSF 3769 with a GE 4-GE716 traction motor turning the rotary. It would MU with just about anything IIRC, but often sat with a 6-Axle slug mother (SD39m). It is radically different than the BN critters, so it is probably doomed to sit in Topeka shops as an oddball."
     
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    I really don’t know much about the ATSF rotary plows. They probably started out as steam driven blades but were later converted to electric. Whether they had an onboard diesel generator or had to be mated to a power unit I don’t know. They were moving it in that image so may have disconnected it from a power unit.
     
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