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Santa Fe's unique SF30B 6419 leads a BNBLA empty TOFC train through Fullerton on January 3, 1997. Power on this wonderful California winter day is 6419-5175-5182-3836-4003-577. B trains are used to bring extra TOFC into Hobart from short term storage in desert sidings. In this case, NB stands for Newberry Springs, about 20 miles east of Barstow. Date:
1997-01-03
Added:
2007-08-10
Seven Santa Fe engines storm down center main west of the depot at Fullerton, CA on December 14, 1995. Power is 4003-2912-7410-5189-5865-5264-5854. Date:
1995-12-14
Added:
2007-08-10
A baretable train pounds under the approach signals west of Fullerton depot with ATSF 7432 and 4025 in charge on December 14, 1995. Date:
1995-12-14
Added:
2007-08-10
An eastbound with 5828-3049-5209-5049-155 passes over the diamonds at Los Nietos on September 30, 1995. Date:
1995-09-30
Added:
2007-08-10
Cajon Pass remains the challenge to all tonnage moving in and out of Southern California via the Santa Fe and Union Pacific. On this wonderfully clear February 18, 1995, GP40X 3807 leads 4 other units up the hill at Devore. Date:
1995-02-18
Added:
2007-08-10
A westbound Santa Fe rolls by the Pasadena depot with 4 motors on the head (5068, 5147, 5380, 5839) with a short 12 car train. Date:
1993-12-31
Added:
2007-08-10
Santa Fe GP30 2757 works with GP35's 2915 and 2874 to handle a ribbon rail train on the middle main at Hobart Yard. 30 cars back, caboose 999755 brings up the tail end on February 6, 1993. Date:
1993-02-06
Added:
2007-08-10
Work trains tend to be the haven of railroad relics that just refuse to disintegrate. Here, a ribbon rail train at Hobart sports former ice reefer ATSF 190457. Check out the ice bunker doors! February 6, 1993. Date:
1993-02-06
Added:
2007-08-10
A westbound on the Santa Fe's Second Subdivision rolls along the platform at Pasadena, CA on January 24, 1993. Santa Fe engines 3817-3843-5038-7427 have their train well in hand for the last few miles of their trip into Hobart Yard. Date:
1993-01-24
Added:
2007-08-10
Blasting off from a standing start at Cajon Summit, SD45-2 5804 leads 4 more EMD's on a westbound as they head down to San Bernardino. Date:
1992-11-28
Added:
2007-08-10
SD45-2 5822 rolls past Prado Dam westbound on its way into Anaheim Canyon. Date:
1992-11-01
Added:
2007-08-10
Santa Fe B23-7 6355 leads 5398-7433-2885-2853 through Los Nietos on December 14, 1991. This picture was taken before the team track and the freight dock were removed. Date:
1991-12-14
Added:
2007-08-10
The Santa Fe had four different SD45 rebuild programs. Besides the in-kind rebuilds, the Santa Fe also had Sulzer and 16-645F3 (like an SD50), and their B-unit program, too. Here 16-645F3 powered 5434 leads SD40 5005, SD45 rebuild 5389, and GP39-2 rebuild 3429 on an eastbound at Los Nietos on November 3, 1991. Date:
1991-11-03
Added:
2007-08-10
November 3, 1991 finds the SLACH working with a mixed bag of GP60 4034, GP50's 3849 and 3817, B40-8 7415 and B36-7 7484 with 51 platforms. Date:
1991-11-03
Added:
2007-08-10
Santa Fe 7412 reflects the last rays of light on October 13, 1991 as it rolls a QBHLA in off the Pasadena Sub into Hobart Yard. Date:
1991-10-13
Added:
2007-08-10
The QNYLA passes the old depot at Pomona, CA on March 2, 1991. SD40-2 5135, B40-8's 541 and 538, and GP60M 145 have 100 platforms in tow. We're still a year away from Metrolink taking over here, and the Santa Fe is still operating it as a through line from San Bernardino to Hobart. Date:
1991-03-02
Added:
2007-08-10
Late in the summer of 1990, a long Santa Fe train works its way around Tehachapi Loop. C30-7 8065 is belting out a nice stream of smoke, while the rest of consist seems to be running well on this September 6th, 1990. The whole consist is 5025-8065-5108-5325-9567. Date:
1990-09-06
Added:
2007-08-10
Its September 6, 1990 and Santa Fe 5025 East meets 5360 West at Sandcut. With another Santa Fe eastbound up at Bena, the 5025 has to hold here at Sandcut. Date:
1990-09-06
Added:
2007-08-10
Santa Fe GP38 2332 leads GP30 2785, GP35 2885, and B23-7 6357 around the corner east of Summit on April 13, 1990. This is rather unique and mixed Santa Fe lashup for 1990. Date:
1990-04-13
Added:
2007-08-10
In the failing light of April 13th, 1990, F45 5984 has a mixed lashup of blue and yellow and red and yellow motors blasting away on Cajon Blvd. The lashup is 5984-2265-2277-2709-2837-8055-5175-5018 and is approaching the cross overs at Verdemont. Date:
1990-04-13
Added:
2007-08-10
Santa Fe 7418 waits for its next assignment at Edwards, CA. Date:
1988-10-14
Added:
2007-08-10
Rebuilt SD45's 5308, 5366, and 5328 roll west through Anaheim Canyon. Back on this hazy August 12, 1988, there was a lot less construction in the canyon than there is now. Date:
1988-08-12
Added:
2007-08-10
Two types of chugging! 4 B36-7's and one GP9u interloper have an eastbound pig train in hand on the south slope of Cajon. Passing Devore on the afternoon of March 25, 1987. Date:
1987-03-25
Added:
2007-08-10
A long Santa Fe freight descends Tehachapi Pass at Warren, CA with GP40X 3806 leading GP50 3813, GP40X 3802, and GP35's 2929, 2858, 2944, and 2902. Date:
1987-01-18
Added:
2012-02-28
A westbound Santa Fe blasts off from Daggett after being held out of Barstow for a bit on the afternoon of December 12, 1986. There's plenty of power for the 87 cars, including ATSF 8151-8124-5693-9529-5966-2920. If you look carefully, there is another westbound waiting at the approach signals at the top of the hill in the background. Date:
1986-12-12
Added:
2007-08-10
A westbound Santa Fe blasts off from Daggett after being held out of Barstow for a bit on the afternoon of December 12, 1986. There's plenty of power for the 87 cars, including ATSF 8151-8124-5693-9529-5966-2920. If you look carefully, there is another westbound waiting at the approach signals at the top of the hill in the background. Date:
1986-12-12
Added:
2007-08-10
Another eastbound Santa Fe freight blasts through Cajon Summit with 5183-8026-5380-9544. Date:
1986-12-12
Added:
2011-01-23
A Santa Fe eastbound rounds the turn east of Cajon Summit with 5076-8095-5801-5389 in the lead. Date:
1986-11-08
Added:
2010-12-30
A fast Santa Fe freight has the newest power assigned for 1986. GP50's 3850, 3841, and 3839, along with B36-7 7495 pass through Cajon Summit on their way east out of the Los Angeles Basin. Date:
1986-11-08
Added:
2010-12-30
On a busy November 8th, 1986, another Santa Fe westbound starts down Cajon Pass with a mixed lashup of 3833-7497-5300-3803 Date:
1986-11-08
Added:
2010-12-30
A long Santa Fe 158 train with 5191-3811-8134-5320 approaches Hill 582 on Cajon Pass. Date:
1986-11-08
Added:
2010-12-30
A Santa Fe 828 train climbs Cajon Pass with 5375-BN 6380-BN 6360-5073 with 2 GP's pushing on the rear. Date:
1986-11-08
Added:
2011-01-02
A long eastbound Santa Fe tackles the lower part of Cajon Pass at Ono, CA. The headend is 5321-8123-5010-5083 and is stopping at Ono for a two unit helper. Date:
1986-11-08
Added:
2011-01-02
Santa Fe GP39-2 3665 and GP35u 2919 wait to help the Santa Fe 5321 up Cajon Pass. Date:
1986-11-08
Added:
2011-01-02
Santa Fe 5321 passes helpers 3665-2919. Date:
1986-11-08
Added:
2011-01-02
Santa Fe SDF40-2 5256 leads an eastbound up through Blu Cut, CA with 5393, 8109, and 5035. Date:
1986-10-04
Added:
2010-08-01
Santa Fe SDF40-2 5256 blasts through Blu Cut with an eastbound on October 4, 1986. Date:
1986-10-04
Added:
2010-08-01
Santa Fe C30-7 8014 and SD40-2 5094 lead SDF40-2's (former Amtrak SDP40F's) 5260, 5253, and 5261 roll westbound through Esperanza, CA. This now triple track territory and the foreground is completely full of industrial buildings. Date:
1986-09-26
Added:
2010-08-01
Santa Fe's 199 train with 5317-8158-5327 rolls through the coastal hills at Collier, CA. Date:
1986-09-08
Added:
2009-12-12
Santa Fe 5317-8158-5327 lead a 199 train at Collier, CA on September 8, 1986. Date:
1986-09-08
Added:
2009-12-12
In brillant fall sunlight, the Santa Fe's 1999 train with Santa Fe SD45u 5317 in the lead, glides through the curves of the western end of Franklin Canyon at Collier, CA. Date:
1986-09-08
Added:
2009-12-12
An 839 train with SD40-2 5114 and U36C 8754 bumps over the Western Pacific diamonds by Stockton Tower. Date:
1986-09-06
Added:
2009-11-15
A Santa Fe 928 train rolls through Christie, CA with 5315-9513, 71 cars, and two cabooses. Date:
1986-08-31
Added:
2009-10-22
The 199 train with 5103 and 5959 rounds the corner at Collier, CA late in the afternoon of August 23, 1986. Date:
1986-08-23
Added:
2009-10-22
The Santa Fe 199 train rounds the corner at Collier, CA with the Unocal coke plant making a formidable backdrop. Date:
1986-08-23
Added:
2009-10-22
The last afternoon light glints off the sides of SD40-2 5103 and F45u 5959 as they pilot the 199 train through Collier, CA. Date:
1986-08-23
Added:
2009-10-22
Santa Fe GP50's 3838, 3833, and 3854, along with older cousin GP40X 3800, bring an eastbound into Cajon Summit. In a couple of minutes, the rear end of the train will stop at the grade crossing and the GP35-GP30 helper combo will cut off the rear of the train. Date:
1986-07-31
Added:
2009-08-14
Mid morning on July 31, 1986, Santa Fe 5189-5338-9518-5324 drift downgrade through the crossovers at Verdemont on their way to San Bernardino and Los Angeles. Date:
1986-07-31
Added:
2009-08-15
The engineer on this Santa Fe gooses the 5 EMD's on this westbound (5307 5096 5356 5974 5125) to get over the rise at Sandcut, CA. The engineer probably hasn't kicked the brakes off since he has a long downhill run into Bakersfield. Date:
1986-07-30
Added:
2009-08-10
An eastbound Santa Fe with 5084-5436-2733-2754 passes the station sign at Christie, CA. Date:
1986-07-20
Added:
2008-07-27
An eastbound with Santa Fe 5084 rolls through Christie, CA. Date:
1986-07-20
Added:
2008-07-27
Santa Fe GP35u's 2947 and 3595 roll as light engines eastbound through Berkeley, CA on the SP. Date:
1986-07-13
Added:
2008-07-27
The 843 train has a loud but attractive stranger on the head-end; Santa Fe GP20u 3020 leads 4 other GP's up through Blu Cut, CA and the upper reaches of Cajon Pass. Date:
1986-07-11
Added:
2008-07-27
The 843 train with 3020-2886-2940-2912-2893 and tail-end helpers 5038-5002 comes around the curve just below Cajon Summit. Date:
1986-07-11
Added:
2008-07-27
First District Local comes westbound at Cajon Summit with 2865-2906-2922-2332. Date:
1986-07-11
Added:
2008-07-27
A squadron of four Santa Fe GP50's, 3850-3845-3841-3847, bring 118 empty flat cars down the lower slopes of Cajon Pass at Verdemont, CA. Date:
1986-07-10
Added:
2008-07-27
Santa Fe GP35u 3581 sits out by the bricks with a few brothers. In 1985, Santa Fe began renumbering their GP35's (and others) into proposed SPSF number series. For about a year, this engine ran as 3581, before returning to her previous number, 2824. Date:
1986-07-08
Added:
2008-07-26
A solid brace of Santa Fe GP50's, 3810-3815-3812-3817, rolls 40 TOFC over Cajon Summit, CA on its way to Los Angeles, CA. Date:
1986-07-08
Added:
2008-07-26
The eastbound First District Local comes around the curve at Summit, CA. Santa Fe GP35's 2868 and 2921 bracket GP38 2332 and renumbered GP35 3565. Date:
1986-07-08
Added:
2008-07-26
Santa 5027-7203-5639-5383 charge through Oakley, CA with a westbound. Date:
1986-05-15
Added:
2008-06-08
Another shot of Santa Fe 5027 West. Date:
1986-05-15
Added:
2008-06-08
Santa Fe 5027 West climbs up Franklin Canyon through Glen Frazer, CA with 5027-7203-5639-5383 in the lead. Date:
1986-05-15
Added:
2008-06-08
Santa Fe 5027 leads a westbound through Glen Frazer, CA on May 15, 1986. Date:
1986-05-15
Added:
2008-06-08
Santa Fe's 199 train has 5636-8087-8025 in the lead late in the afternoon of May 15, 1986 at Gateley, CA. Date:
1986-05-15
Added:
2008-06-08
Spectacular morning light splashes across the flanks of EMD GP60 demonstrators 7, 6, and 5 as they charge out of Franklin Canyon with the 991 train on April 26, 1986. Date:
1986-04-26
Added:
2008-06-08
Broadside of EMD GP60 7 at Vine Hill, CA. April 26, 1986. Date:
1986-04-26
Added:
2008-06-08
EMD demonstrators 7, 6, and 5 roll the 991 out into flatlands east of the Coastal Hills at Vine Hill, CA. April 26, 1986. Date:
1986-04-26
Added:
2008-06-08
Santa Fe business cars 53-John S. Reed and 50-Santa Fe bring up the rear of the 991 with the three EMD GP60 demonstrators. Date:
1986-04-26
Added:
2008-06-08
A 2-928 train rolls through the hills above Collier, CA with 5180-5207-2871. Date:
1986-04-25
Added:
2008-06-08
A 928 train with F45 5958 and SD40-2 5068 comes through Christe, CA on April 21, 1986. Date:
1986-04-21
Added:
2008-06-08
The chase is on! From Christie to East Antioch faster than I care to contemplate, we finally catch Santa Fe F45 5958 storming out into the Great Central Valley of California. Date:
1986-04-21
Added:
2008-06-08
A westbound Santa Fe rounds the corner at Christie, CA with SD45 5316 and SD40-2 5044. Date:
1986-04-15
Added:
2008-06-07
Santa Fe 5316 and 5044 slow through Christie, CA for a meet with an eastabound. Date:
1986-04-15
Added:
2008-06-07
Santa Fe 5316 and 5044 lead a westbound at Christie, CA. Date:
1986-04-15
Added:
2008-06-07
Having met the 5316 West, Santa Fe 5406 East, the 918 train, pulls 73 cars through the siding at Christie, CA. Date:
1986-04-15
Added:
2008-06-07
Santa Fe 5406 and 7489 grind out of Christie, CA with 73 cars headed for the Glen Frazer tunnel. Date:
1986-04-15
Added:
2008-06-07
An eastbound Santa Fe train switches crews at San Bernardino, CA on the morning of March 30th, 1986. Santa Fe SD45u 5388 leads SD45B 5502 and SD40-2 5175 and a long string of TOFC equipment behind a single box car. Date:
1986-03-30
Added:
2008-05-25
A Santa Fe eastbound with 5388-5502-5175 blasts up through Verdemont, CA on March 30, 1986 on its way to Barstow. Date:
1986-03-30
Added:
2008-05-25
Santa Fe eastbound with 5388-5502-5175 comes up through Blu Cut at Keenebrook, CA. Date:
1986-03-30
Added:
2008-05-25
Santa Fe eastboound lead by 5388 round the corner below Cajon Summit. Date:
1986-03-30
Added:
2008-05-25
Santa Fe 5388-5502-5175 pass House 86 on the west leg of wye at the west end of Barstow. Date:
1986-03-30
Added:
2008-05-25
A westbound come roaring out of Barstow with Oscitrol equipped SD40-2 5070 in the lead on March 30, 1986. Date:
1986-03-30
Added:
2008-05-26
Santa Fe 5070-7487-8031-8036-5679 blast a westbound out of Barstow on March 30, 1986. Date:
1986-03-30
Added:
2008-05-26
Rebuilt ATSF SD39 1556 works with red and yellow slug 141 at the east end of Barstow Yard, March 30, 1986. Date:
1986-03-30
Added:
2008-05-26
Santa Fe SD45 5380 leads a fast 943 freight eastbound at Newberry Springs, CA on the Needles Subdivision. March 29, 1986. Power is 5380-8025-3824-5319-5066-5996-5974-5208. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2007-08-10
A First District Local switches the cement plants at Oro Grande, CA on March 28, 1986. Power is 2886-2893-2963-2814-2845-2859. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2008-04-13
The Parker Local East speeds past the McDonald's in downtown Barstow on March 29, 1986. The Local has drawn GP35u's 2911-2953-2864-2922 and has 24 cars plus caboose 999280. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2008-04-27
The 858 train with the mixed bag lashup of 5648-5267-7208-5110-5361-8798-2267 charges the last few miles into Barstow at Lenwood, CA. March 29, 1986. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2008-04-27
The Santa Fe 5648 leads the 858 train at Lenwood, CA. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2008-04-27
In the midst of the 858 train lashup is Santa Fe 7208. Later the engine would be renumbered 5808 and finally painted back into the Blue and Yellow. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2008-04-27
One of the many hot Santa Fe pig trains, the 288 arrives at Barstow with 5209-5158-5364-5989. Yucca Ave crossing, Barstow, CA. March 29, 1986. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2008-04-27
The second hottest train east out of Barstow, the 881, has a dirty SD45u 5356 leading super clean SD39u 1572 and SD40-2's 5055 and 5103. March 29, 1986. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2008-04-27
Santa Fe SD39u 1572 trails as the second unit on the 881 train at Barstow, CA. Date:
1986-03-29
Added:
2008-04-27
The hot 885 train comes up through the top end of Cajon Pass on March 28, 1986 with 5065-5382-5501-5385. It's not often that you see a A-B-A set of SD45's. Date:
1986-03-28
Added:
2008-04-11
As dawn breaks on Cajon Summit, a Santa Fe eastbound with 5648-8136-8115-5001 blasts around the corner east of Summit station. Date:
1986-03-28
Added:
2008-04-13
Another train in the "fleet" on March 28, 1986, 5145-5379-3823-3834-5184 pull another eastbound through Cajon Summit. Date:
1986-03-28
Added:
2008-04-13
Another heavy Santa Fe train has completed the trip over Cajon Pass. SD45-2 5626 leads five other engines around the corner past Cajon Summit. Date:
1986-03-28
Added:
2008-04-13
Two cabooses bring up the rear of the Santa Fe 5626 East. Date:
1986-03-28
Added:
2008-04-13
Santa Fe serves up a quartet of 20-cylinder EMD action, with SD45-2's 5696 and 5676 spliced by rebuilt SD45's 5348 and 5408. Date:
1986-03-28
Added:
2008-04-13
A Santa Fe light engine rolls westward towards Bakersfield at Monolith, CA with 5004-5208-9524. Date:
1986-03-27
Added:
2008-04-13
March 16, 1986 finds the 928 train in the hole at Christie, CA waiting for the 879 train with ATSF 8747 leading. Power is 5005-5631-2871. Date:
1986-03-16
Added:
2008-03-29
Santa Fe's 943 train with 2905-2888-2850 sits in the siding at Pittsburg, CA. Date:
1986-03-01
Added:
2008-01-27
The 943 train is in the siding at Pittsburg, CA. Date:
1986-03-01
Added:
2008-01-27
An 839 train with 5 cars and cab 802 comes through Pittsburg with 2952-2843-2889. Date:
1986-03-01
Added:
2008-01-27
Santa Fe 2952 West roars past the Pittsburg, CA depot and 2905 East in the siding. Date:
1986-03-01
Added:
2008-01-27
A rather unique Santa Fe face; ATSF SD40-2 5062 is equipped with an Osci-Trol light package. Date:
1986-01-20
Added:
2008-01-15
The 928 train with 2959-2751-2837-2884 rounds the corner at Collier, CA. Date:
1986-01-11
Added:
2008-01-15
Under cloudy skies, the Santa Fe's 199 train with 5161 and 5692 passes by the old site of Hercules and into Pinole. Date:
1985-11-16
Added:
2008-01-13
The Santa Fe's hot 991 train passes through the east end of the Franklin Canyon with 5975-5018-8094-8784. Date:
1985-11-09
Added:
2008-01-11
Santa Fe SD40u 5010 leads the 928 train through the east end of Gateley siding. Date:
1985-11-09
Added:
2008-01-11
Santa Fe 5034 and 8770 roll a westbound through Collier, CA at the west end of Franklin Canyon. Back in 1985, Caltrans had worked with the Santa Fe to complete a bridge over the new Highway 4, but today, Collier siding has been extended over the freeway as well and a second bridge was thrown up over Highway 4. Date:
1985-11-06
Added:
2008-01-09
Santa Fe caboose 999091 brings up the rear-end of Santa Fe 7490 East. Date:
1985-10-27
Added:
2008-01-02
Up at Woodford, CA, Santa Fe 3835 leads 8792, 5075, 5638, and 8774 on another eastbound. Date:
1985-10-27
Added:
2008-01-02
Santa Fe 3835 East pops out of the east end of Tunnel 17 just below the west switch of Cable, CA. Date:
1985-10-27
Added:
2008-01-02
Helpers on Santa Fe 3835 East, GP30 2768 and GP35 2872, at Cable, CA. Date:
1985-10-27
Added:
2008-01-02
Santa Fe helpers 2892 and 2846 drift back onto Santa Fe rails at Kern Jct., CA after helping a train over Tehachapi. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
An eastbound Santa Fe train with GP35's 2921 and 2959, SD45-2's 5695 and 5632, and C30-7 8043 swing through a forest of poles at Kern Jct., CA. Check out Eric Blasko's red Celica railfan-mobile; comfort, speed, and style! Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
Santa Fe 2921 East rounds the horseshoe curve at Caliente, CA on October 26th, 1985. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
Going away shot of Santa Fe 2921 East at Caliente, CA. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
Another going away shot of Santa Fe 2921 at Caliente, CA. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
After meeting a westbound at Bealville, CA, a Santa Fe eastbound with 2921-2959-5695-5632-8043 blasts off from the siding. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
A Santa Fe eastbound accelerates out of the siding at Bealville, CA on October 26th, 1985. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
A rather interesting looking car was part of the manifest of Santa Fe 2921 East. This Union Carbide car was used to carry calcium carbide, which used to make acetylene gas. Linde has since been sold to Praxair and Union Carbide has disappeared into Dow Chemical. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
The Santa Fe 918 train, mostly made up of empty trailer flats, winds up through Cable, CA. Power is 6 GP35's: 2935-2834-2888-2873-2833-2810. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
An eastbound blasts up through Cable, CA with Santa Fe 2824-2860-2906-2882-2771-2949-2853 and helpers 7490-7499-3805-3832. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
Another shot of Santa Fe 2824 East at Cable, CA. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
Santa Fe 2824 East's helpers, 7490-7499-3805-3832, at Cable, CA on October 26th, 1985. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
Santa Fe work car 203559 is part of the consist of Santa Fe 2824 East at Cable, CA. There is also a non-revenue boxcar (ATSF 202042) with it. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
Light helpers 3832-3805-7499-7490 start down the hill towards Bakersfield after helping a train up to Tehachapi Summit. Date:
1985-10-26
Added:
2008-01-02
The Santa Fe 179 train rounds the corner at the east end of Gateley and has a few minutes left on its trip to Richmond, CA. The typical Santa Fe "Valley" lashup of 2884-2816-2747 is in charge today. Date:
1985-10-09
Added:
2007-12-31
OK, let's go chase a train! Here is Santa Fe's hottest train, the 991 departing Bakersfield for an assault on Tehachapi. Power on this sunny August 7, 1985 is the trio of GE B39-8 test beds that Santa Fe had, 7400-7401-7402. The train is still on Santa Fe tracks approaching Kern Junction. Date:
1985-08-07
Added:
2007-08-10
Having cleared Kern Junction, the 991 is now on the Southern Pacific's mainline and heading out of Bakersfield at Quantico. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Leaning into the corner at Sandcut, the 991 has been making easy work of the first leg of its trip over the mountain. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
The morning light brings out all sorts of detail with this cab level shot of ATSF 7400 at Sandcut. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Looking off towards Bena, the 991 hustles its collection of hot trailers eastbound. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
On the single track main between Bena and Ilmon, the 991 begins to encounter the grade of the Tehachapi's. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Looking across the valley at Ilmon, the B39-8's show off their squareish lines. The growth of trees and other undergrowth since the floods of the early 1980's makes this shot much harder now. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Now the 7400's are digging their wheels in. At Bealville, the B39-8's begin to really start working hard, and a little black smoke is an added bonus. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
About to hit the grade crossing at Bealville, the 991 blasts up hill under a wonderfully blue sky. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Rather than go for a shot at the Loop and risk blowing shots all the way to Mojave, we set up for the 991 at the Highway 202 crossing between Cable and Tehachapi. In a few minutes, she rounds the corner and the chase is on again. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
The 991 rounds the curve just below Tehachapi. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
The 991, with 3 B39-8's in charge, is about to duck under the Highway 202 overpass at the north end of Tehachapi. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Now you've got to drive fast! We finally catch up at Monolith just in time to do this pan shot with the cement plant in the background. Then we have to grind to a stop to wait for the train to cross the road. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
The mid-day light is starting to be problematic, so we skip Cameron, which would have been hard to shoot because of the speed of the train, so next stop is Warren and the cantilever signal bridge. Note the early windmill installation, which is now gone. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Finally down into Mojave, the 991 bangs through the cross overs at the top of the yard. The cross overs look a little beat up, probably from the millions of tons of trona and coal that has been going up and down the Searles Branch (the turnout is off to the right). Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Passing the old speeder house at the top of Mojave Yard, the 991 is passing under some magnificent clouds. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Finally ready to depart SP tracks and regain the Santa Fe main at Arrowhead Junction, the 991 passes the high masted triple signal that guards the junction at the bottom of the Mojave Yard. At least the signal is still there, but the SP, the Santa Fe, the 991, and the B39-8's have all slipped into history. Date:
1985-08-07
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2007-08-10
Rolling through Antioch, CA are the first three B39-8's for the Santa Fe, 7400-7401-7402 bringing the 199 train into Richmond, CA on August 5, 1985. Like the BN B32-8's, these units were really fielded engineering prototypes for GE's Dash-8 product line, and after a couple of years were returned to GE. Date:
1985-08-05
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2007-08-10
Santa Fe's three B39-8's rest at the Richmond Diesel Shop shortly after being delivered August 5, 1985. ATSF 7402 is actually resting on the old turntable. After a couple of years of testing for GE, the B39-8's went back to GE, but they provided useful engineering data for later Dash-8 and Dash-9 engines. Date:
1985-08-05
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2007-08-10
Later in the evening of August 5, 1985, Santa Fe 7402 and its two sisters have gone around the wye and are waiting for their eastbound assignment out of Richmond. Date:
1985-08-05
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2007-08-10
Springtime, Cajon Summit, and GE's, what could be better? Its 7AM on May 22, 1985, and U36C 8762 leads two GE's and an EMD GP50 eastbound over Summit. Date:
1985-05-22
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2007-08-10
On May 22, 1985, the 168 train blasts out of West Barstow headed from Cajon Pass with SDP40F 5264 in the lead. For the first few years after they purchased them from Amtrak, it was possible to find an SDP40F on the point of a train, however, crews didn't like the modified front pilot and steps. Even after substantial modification to the nose that finally improved the crew's ability to get aboard, these units didn't have too many leading assignments. Date:
1985-05-22
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2007-08-10
In the last minutes of light of February 9, 1985, a westbound Santa Fe intermodal flies through Sandcut, a few minutes from a crew change at Bakersfield. Power is 5013-8152-2946-2828-2741. Date:
1985-02-09
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2007-08-10
Santa Fe's Parker Local on January 2, 1985 has 18 cars that are propelled by ATSF 8114-5965-5432-3821 as the train rolls through Siberia, CA. Date:
1985-01-02
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2007-08-10
C30-7 8111 leads 5595, 5072, and 8018 with the hot 881 train in a more sun-bleached summer look of Summit. Date:
1984-08-18
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2007-08-10
ATSF SD45u 5379 gets checked out at the Old Barstow Diesel Shop shortly after being released from rebuilding at San Bernardino. August 18, 1984. Date:
1984-08-18
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2007-08-10
West of Ludlow, XATSF5091West roars towards Barstow and trip through the degreaser. Unfortunately, the U36C second out has blown a turbo seal and thrown oil all over the three trailing SD45-2's and the open top bi-levels. Date:
1984-08-18
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2007-08-10
A hot Saturday afternoon on the Mojave Sub bakes the paint on Santa Fe GP30 2718. 2718 and four other GP30's and GP35's are waiting at Hinkley, just west of Barstow for their next helper or local assignment. Date:
1984-08-18
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2007-08-10
Well, we started with 4628-4634-4644 leading a westbound down into San Bernardino. We'll end with the same trio showing plenty of black exhaust as they blast-off in Run 8 through Daggett eastbound the following day. Date:
1984-08-18
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2007-08-10
Slushbuckets on the Bricks! Santa Fe SD26's 4628-4634-4644 roll a westbound freight past the depot at San Bernardino. SD26's were known in my circles as "Slushbuckets" due to their very distinctive turbocharger sound, which was much more muffled than the SD40 or SD45. Date:
1984-08-17
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2007-08-10
An 863 roars around the turn below Cajon Summit with 5701-5596-5043-8086. Date:
1984-08-17
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2007-08-10
A Santa Fe westound rolls onto the Bricks at San Bernardino on August 17th, 1984 with GP50 3824, SD45u 5326, and U36C's 8725 and 8718. Date:
1984-08-17
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2007-08-10
Santa Fe GP30 2729 leads SD26's 4652 and 4602 out of the bottom of Sullivan's Curve with a westbound intermodal train on August 17, 1984. Date:
1984-08-17
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2007-08-10
An 839 train glides between Asbury and Collier on the final leg of its journey into Richmond on July 22, 1984. GP35's 2897 and 2905 are spliced by GP30 2747. Notice that all three units are equipped with exhaust deflectors, which were added to most Santa Fe rebuilds in the 1980's. The deflectors were supposed to keep exhaust from the leading engines from being immediately sucked back into the air intakes of the following engines. Date:
1984-07-22
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2007-08-10
A 189 train follows the 839 into Richmond on July 22, 1984. GP35's 2914, 2823, and 2857 and GP30 2723 have a long string of trailers in hand between Asbury and Collier in Franklin Canyon. Date:
1984-07-22
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2007-08-10
Santa Fe C30-7's 8042-8023-8088-8092 grind a coal train through KC Jct in the failing light of June 1, 1984. Date:
1984-06-01
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2007-08-17
Santa Fe U23B 6347 waits on shop lead 24 at Argentine, Kansas City. May 31, 1984. Date:
1984-05-31
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2007-08-17
Santa Fe U33C 8521 sits waiting for its next assignment while a number of its sisters, U23B's, SD40's are in the deadline behind it. Argentine Yard, Kansas City. May 31, 1984. Date:
1984-05-31
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2007-08-17
Santa Fe prototype B39-8 7400 rests on the service tracks at Argentine Yard. May 31, 1984. Date:
1984-05-31
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2007-08-17
Santa Fe's 199 train on April 28, 1984 is being handled by C30-7 8162 and 4 SD45's and SD45-2's. Rolling through Asbury, CA in the heart of Franklin Canyon. Date:
1984-04-28
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2007-08-10
A 189 train rolls past the east end of Christie at dusk on April 1, 1984. Power this evening is 2899-2841-2875-2900-2733. Date:
1984-04-01
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2007-08-10
Santa Fe F45 5952 leads 5661, 3834, and 5322 on an eastbound as it rounds the Tehachapi Loop. Date:
1984-01-14
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2007-08-10
Santa Fe F45u 5952 shows off her shiny flanks on January 14, 1984 as she runs across the Tehachapi Summit Valley. Date:
1984-01-14
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2007-08-10
A westbound starts down the hill just north of Tehachapi with SD40 5013, U36C 8774, and C30-7's 8156 and 8136 on a cool January 14, 1984. Date:
1984-01-14
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2007-08-10
Santa Fe GP35 2916 rests on the whiskers of the turntable at Bakersfield, CA on January 14, 1984. Date:
1984-01-11
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2007-08-10
Late on a cold, foggy Friday night, Santa Fe U36C 8755 waits for its next assignment at Richmond, CA. January 6, 1984. Date:
1984-01-06
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2007-08-10
ATSF 8792 at Richmond. Date:
1984-01-06
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2007-08-10
Santa Fe All the Way! C30-7 8070 charges up Cajon Boulevard on a somewhat clear August 4, 1983. Date:
1983-08-04
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2007-08-10
C30-7 8070 leads mates 8029 and 8025 and B36-7 7486 and CF7 2596 with 105 cars up Cajon Pass on August 4, 1983. Two GP35's push on the rear. Date:
1983-08-04
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2007-08-10
Sante Fe GP35u 2897 is leading Amtrak F40PH 322 and 3 cars for Amtrak train 708. The Santa Fe GP35 brought in an Amtrak train the night before and the easiest way to get it back to the Santa Fe is run it to Bakersfield. Date:
1983-08-01
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2007-10-07
Santa Fe's Oakland Local is working in the middle of Wood Street in West Oakland near 24th Street. GP30's 3262 and 2751 have just dropped off some cars for the Oakland Terminal. July 14, 1983. Date:
1983-07-14
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2007-10-06
The Santa Fe 189 train rounds the curve at Gateley with 2842-3460-2821 and 61 cars on July 9, 1983. Date:
1983-07-09
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2007-10-06
The 889 train has GP30's 3246 and 3263 split by GP35 3445 at Gateley, CA on July 9, 1983. That's Eric Blasko giving the train the roll-by. Date:
1983-07-09
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2007-10-06
Another 189 train comes through Gateley with 2946-3277-2851-3437 on May 14th, 1983. Date:
1983-05-14
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2007-09-29
Santa Fe 3452 races through Oakley, CA with the 189 train. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
The Santa Fe's 189 train come around the corner at Gateley with 2707-3309-3460-2709 and 72 cars. Date:
1983-04-16
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2007-09-29
A classic 1980's Santa Fe Bay Area freight. The 839 train is lead by 3436-3201-3301 as it rounds the curve at the east end of Gateley, CA. March 17, 1983. Date:
1983-03-17
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2007-09-25
The hot 883 train come around the corner just below Cajon Summit with 5640-5697-5609-8058-5034. Date:
1982-12-21
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2007-09-22
Santa Fe GP40X 3800 screams through Cajon Summit as it and GP35's 3390 and 2850 and GP40X sister 3803 have toted 30 cars up the pass. Date:
1982-12-20
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2007-09-22
The Harbor West pauses at Cajon Summit to add helpers. Santa Fe SD45 5335 shows its classic lines while waiting to proceed down hill. Date:
1982-12-20
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2007-09-22
The Santa Fe 901 train crosses over at Stockton Tower to avoid some traffic at Mormon Yard. GP35's 3452, 3402, and 2955 have 42 cars in tow. Note that 3402 is still in blue, non-Warbonnet paint. Date:
1982-12-04
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2007-09-22
Santa Fe 928 train with GP35u 3460 leading lights up the night at Christie, CA on the night of November 5, 1982. Date:
1982-11-05
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2007-09-22
A Santa Fe with a brace of C30-7's on the point comes chugging up around the Tehachapi Loop with 8048-8018-8063-3832-5998 leading a long string of trailers. August 27, 1982. Date:
1982-08-27
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2007-08-17
Another Santa Fe eastbound comes roars towards the Loop with 2 GP40X's leading, 3805-3800-3838-3831-8039. August 27, 1982. Date:
1982-08-27
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2007-08-17
Early morning at Walong starts with the 991 train. Santa Fe has put five engines on today's run, including 5059-3805-3834-3833-5113, with 47 cars. August 26, 1982. Date:
1982-08-26
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2007-08-17
Four GP50's wait for their next assignment - including 3825-3821-3815-3814. Barstow, CA, August 26, 1982. Date:
1982-08-26
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2007-08-17
ATSF caboose 999631 stands in front the main erecting building at San Bernardino Shops and a lineup of Santa Fe logo boxcars. August 26, 1982. Date:
1982-08-26
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2007-08-17
From the Mount Vernon Avenue overpass, the San Bernardino shops have a number of locomotives in for work, including SD45 5590 and 3 other SD45's in the foreground and GP39-2 3670 and a F45 in the background. August 26, 1982. Date:
1982-08-26
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2007-08-17
Santa Fe C30-7's 8017 and 8010 lead an 839 into Richmond Yard in Richmond, CA on August 11, 1982. Date:
1982-08-11
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2007-08-16
An 839 train is seen here climbing up to the east portal of the Glen Frazier tunnel. GP30's 3219 and 3201 have 26 cars for Richmond. August 11, 1982. Date:
1982-08-11
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2007-08-16
An 839 train is seen here climbing up to the east portal of the Glen Frazier tunnel. GP30's 3219 and 3201 have 26 cars for Richmond. August 11, 1982. Date:
1982-08-11
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2007-08-16
On August 11, 1982's 199 train blasts towards the east portal of the Glen Frazier tunnel with GP30 3282 and GP35's 3397 and 3410. Date:
1982-08-11
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2007-08-16
On August 11, 1982's 199 train blasts towards the east portal of the Glen Frazier tunnel with GP30 3282 and GP35's 3397 and 3410. Date:
1982-08-11
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2007-08-16
Late in the morning of April 3, 1982, an eastbound Santa Fe exits Tunnel 5 at the west end of Cliff siding. Consist is 5049-5701-7494-5054-5679. Date:
1982-04-03
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2007-08-16
Between Woodford and Walong, Santa Fe 5613 leads five mates (lashup 5613-5532-5315-5182-3319-3252) on an eastbound. Date:
1982-04-03
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2007-08-16
An eastbound Santa Fe bursts out of the Tunnel 9 portal with C30-7 8051, GP50 3838, and SD40 5005. Date:
1982-04-03
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2007-08-16
At Woodford, a westbound Santa Fe light engines with GP50's 3810, 3812, and 3832 leading 5128, 5543, 8144, and 5714 slides downhill quietly on the afternoon of April 3rd, 1982. Date:
1982-04-03
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2007-08-16
Snow on Tehachapi! Santa Fe's 991 and 199 trains meet at the summit of Tehachapi on April 2nd, 1982. The 991 is led by B36-7 7494 and 4 SD's 5054-5679-5158-5306. Date:
1982-04-02
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2007-08-16
Snow on Tehachapi! Santa Fe's 991 is led by B36-7 7494 at speed on April 2nd, 1982. Date:
1982-04-02
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2007-08-16
Super clean Santa Fe GP40X 3803 leads SD45u 5300 and SD45-2 5666 on an 809 train around the Tehachapi Loop. April 2, 1982. Date:
1982-04-02
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2007-08-16
Super clean Santa Fe GP40X 3803 leads SD45u 5300 and SD45-2 5666 on an 809 train around the Tehachapi Loop. April 2, 1982. Date:
1982-04-02
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2007-08-16
Super clean Santa Fe GP40X 3803 leads SD45u 5300 and SD45-2 5666 on an 809 train at Bealvile, CA. April 2, 1982. Date:
1982-04-02
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2007-08-16
Classic Santa Fe Bay Area railroading in the 1980's; the Santa Fe 973 train blast out of the east end of the Glen Frazier tunnel with 3446-3354-3268-3334. Date:
1981-12-31
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2007-08-14
The caboose on the Santa Fe 973 train on December 31st, 1981 rolls by two cuts of hoppers at Glen Frazier. Check out Shelton's CJ5! Date:
1981-12-31
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2007-08-14
Coming out of the Glen Frazier tunnel with only a few minutes left on its trip to Richmond, a westbound Santa Fe 839 train goes around the corner at the east end of Christie with GP35 3336, GP30 3262, and GP35 3436. Date:
1981-12-31
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2007-08-14
Santa Fe's Oakland Local has gained the SP mainline for its return trip to Stege and home rails. GP35's 3314 and 3352 (still in the all blue paint scheme) have 18 cars in tow on the afternoon of September 14, 1981. Date:
1981-09-14
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2007-08-13
Santa Fe weed sprayer 199203 rests between jobs in Richmond. This car would be pushed by a locomotive and the herbicide would be stored in the tank cars shown behind. Such speciality cars have disappeared over the past two decades as they have been replaced by high-rail trucks. Photo c. 1979, Richmond, CA. Date:
1979-00-00
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2007-08-10

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