ATSF Old photos

r_i_straw Oct 20, 2022

  1. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    If that photo was taken later than June 1964, then the little guy was no longer on the big road.
    #463 was sold to American Grain in South Plainview TX.

    Here it is back in 1974:

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Seeing the rusty divots in the pilot have me thinking those did not come from any collision. Looks more like they did some sort of pushing where something rubbed a lot.
     
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  3. mmi16

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    Would some one have tried 'poling' cars - WITHOUT using the built in poling pockets?
     
  4. gjslsffan

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    Looks bent and straightened to me.
     
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  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Santa Fe Winchester, CA, Depot.
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  7. Des Moines Rocket

    Des Moines Rocket TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, nice photo, r_i_straw! That one reminds me of the scene in the movie East of Eden where they are loading up cars with lettuce and ice, and then the train steams out of town. I guess it's time to dig up that old movie again. Thank you for sharing.
     
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  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    September 15, 1963 in Roswell, New Mexico.
    EMD Motorcar M-190 is parked in Roswell, NM on 8-15-63.jpg
     
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  9. acptulsa

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    They should have just left the stripes off the baggage car section of that thing.
     
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  10. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, hopefully there's more to the town out of the pic!
     
  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    PR photo. Santa Fe Railway. Circa 1948 to 1949. Chicago.
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  12. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Would that be a unit train of hay?
     
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  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    An eastbound Chief, coming down from the Cajon Pass between Barstow and San Bernardino, California. The brakemen back then walked the tops of trains setting brakes in all kinds of weather. Jack Delano in 1943. Library of Congress collection.
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  14. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Such a dangerous job!

    Doug
     
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  15. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    What a sad looking group. Did the photographer forget to tell them to say "cheese"?
     
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  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  17. BNSF FAN

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    That was a really cool film. Nice find Russell (y)(y)(y)
     
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  18. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Looks like it could be the Chief, but what was it doing on the SP in Glendale?
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  19. BoxcabE50

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    Looks to be set in an isolated place. Was/is there an actual town close by?
     
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  20. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I believe the town, such as it was, would be behind the photographer.
     
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