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Date: 11/18/12 08:14
Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: yardclerk

Here is another anonymous photo from the hobby shop Dollar Box.

Does anyone recognize this depot?

There also seems to be a sawdust Burner stack showing above the passenger cars. Hopefully this is a good clue.

Appreciate any info anyone might have.

Yardclerk




Date: 11/18/12 08:33
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: bnsfbob

yardclerk Wrote:
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> Here is another anonymous photo from the hobby
> shop Dollar Box.
>
> Does anyone recognize this depot?

I don't recogize the location, offhand. The train is possibly the San Francisco Chief circa 1968.

Bob



Date: 11/18/12 08:36
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: photobob

Stockton.



Date: 11/18/12 08:48
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: bnsfbob

photobob Wrote:
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> Stockton.


Yah, I was thinking Fresno or Stockton (cupolas) but didn't want to make a commitment:)

Bob



Date: 11/18/12 09:50
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: zephyrus

Yeah, I'm 95% certain that's Stockton. Train would be heading toward Richmond and would have just crossed the Stockton Tower junctions.

Z



Date: 11/18/12 11:32
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: up833

What is the tall structure near the tall power pole?
Roger Beckett



Date: 11/18/12 12:27
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: yardclerk

Much obliged for that location, guys.

Yardclerk



Date: 11/18/12 13:20
Re: SFe Stockton
Author: timz2

Is that a cantilever signal in the distance?



Date: 11/18/12 13:22
Re: SFe Stockton
Author: Evan_Werkema

timz2 Wrote:

> Is that a cantilever signal in the distance?

Yes, that was the eastbound home signal for Stockton Tower. It was replaced with mast mounted signals in January 1999 when the tower was closed, and those have since been replaced with a modern cantilever.



Date: 11/18/12 13:58
Re: SFe Stockton
Author: lynnpowell

>>>What is the tall structure near the tall power pole? <<<

Yes Stockton, and the "tall structure" is the smokestack on the sawdust burner at the lumber milling operation across San Joaquin Street from the depot.



Date: 11/18/12 20:25
Re: SFe Stockton
Author: ClipX

Funny, that was (and still is) Talyor Street.



Date: 11/18/12 21:46
Re: SFe Stockton
Author: BNSF6400

ClipX Wrote:
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> Funny, that was (and still is) Talyor Street.

The depot building looks very much the same today, except the Santa Fe emblem has been removed. Taylor Street, which the tracks are in the middle of in the photo is today just a narrow, one lane alley while the busy double track remains with a center and depot side platforms.

I believe there is (or was until recently) a lumber milling operation across the street still...of course that very old looking stack is long gone.



Date: 11/19/12 00:29
Re: SFe Stockton
Author: Evan_Werkema

Here's a 1996 view of the same scene at the station, and a 1995 view of the cantilever down at Stanislaus St.






Date: 11/19/12 08:57
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: edsaalig

Photo taken March 9, 2012.




Date: 11/19/12 19:04
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: Ptolemy

Almost certainly #1 in its last very short years, 1968-71.



Date: 11/19/12 23:20
Re: Santa Fe - Need a Location Please
Author: daylight99

It's #1, Westbound San Francisco Chief destination Richmond, California arriving in Stockton. I worked that train during the Summers and Winter holidays 1965 - 1968 while I attended San Joaquin Delta College and eventually graduated from Fresno State.



Date: 11/20/12 14:17
Re: SFe
Author: timz2

> Almost certainly #1 in its last very
> short years, 1968-71.

I'm guessing earlier than 1968. Anybody got
a 1968-or-later pic with just three Fs?



Date: 11/20/12 15:03
Re: SFe
Author: Evan_Werkema

timz2 Wrote:

> I'm guessing earlier than 1968. Anybody got
> a 1968-or-later pic with just three Fs?

Have a look at the San Francisco Chief consists on Loren Joplin's site:

http://santafe.gmbus.com/

The train was heavy with head-end business until 1968, and the train in the photo is not. From the looks of the motive power assignments on his site, the train was assigned to 52-class PA's into Richmond during the 60's up until about 1966.



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