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Date: 12/10/12 06:01
FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: valmont

Howard Fogg captured these 8 'gators' eb on a rainy Sept. 12, 1964 @ Williams Jct., AZ. I think the most of these Alcos I ever saw together were 2, and that was in the Santa Fe yard at Argentine, KS!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/10/12 08:23 by valmont.




Date: 12/10/12 06:17
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: qnyla

Wow! Imagine the sound.



Date: 12/10/12 06:28
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: rlehmer

There's a picture of 10 of them on the headend of a empty York Canyon coal train in Joe McMillan's Route of the Warbonnets. This train must have sounded great!

Ron

http://www.calcoastrails.com/photos/



Date: 12/10/12 07:15
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: wag216

That is a "Croc====" of power! wag216



Date: 12/10/12 08:02
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: PHall

qnyla Wrote:
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> Wow! Imagine the sound.


Imagine the smoke cloud when they try to accelerate under load!



Date: 12/10/12 10:32
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: CSabresXr1

If you have anymore photos from this era from Williams Jct. please post!



Date: 12/10/12 12:15
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: valmont

CSabresXr1 Wrote:
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> If you have anymore photos from this era from
> Williams Jct. please post!

Will check and post if I find some ...



Date: 12/10/12 13:18
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: atsffan

CSabresXr1 Wrote:
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> If you have anymore photos from this era from
> Williams Jct. please post!


Williams Jct. station didn't last long (1960 to early '70s?), and it's a bit off the beaten path, even to get to the station location east of town. It is somewhat rare to see pics of the station. Stan Kistler has a nice color shot of the station with a passenger train pulling in.

Back in the late 70s, the station foundation still had some of the ceramic tile in place from the waiting room.

Richard



Date: 12/10/12 13:20
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: train1275

Image the sound ..... the ringing of alarm bells !!



Date: 12/10/12 18:04
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: Evan_Werkema

atsffan Wrote:

> Williams Jct. station didn't last long (1960 to
> early '70s?),

It lingered through at least mid-1979, when Emery Gulash made the cross-country trip whose film footage eventually became Green Frog's "Santa Fe Odyssey v.2." Stills of buildings from that trip are in the two Morning Sun |Santa Fe Facilities volumes, including some May 1979 photos of a delapidated Williams Jct. depot on p.108 of volume 1.



Date: 12/10/12 19:03
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: Ptolemy

atsffan Wrote:
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> CSabresXr1 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If you have anymore photos from this era from
> > Williams Jct. please post!
>
>
> Williams Jct. station didn't last long (1960 to
> early '70s?), and it's a bit off the beaten path,
> even to get to the station location east of town.
> It is somewhat rare to see pics of the station.
> Stan Kistler has a nice color shot of the station
> with a passenger train pulling in.
>
> Back in the late 70s, the station foundation still
> had some of the ceramic tile in place from the
> waiting room.
>
> Richard

Hard to believe it was once the busiest station in Arizona, with up 16 trains a day.



Date: 12/11/12 12:31
Re: FoggFile: 8 Santa Fe 'gators on one train
Author: atsffan

Evan_Werkema Wrote:
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> atsffan Wrote:
>
> > Williams Jct. station didn't last long (1960 to
> > early '70s?),
>
> It lingered through at least mid-1979, when Emery
> Gulash made the cross-country trip whose film
> footage eventually became Green Frog's "Santa Fe
> Odyssey v.2." Stills of buildings from that trip
> are in the two Morning Sun |Santa Fe Facilities
> volumes, including some May 1979 photos of a
> delapidated Williams Jct. depot on p.108 of volume
> 1.
Wow, I am surprised it hung on that long. I must've just missed it during my first trip out there in 1980. No wonder the floor tile were still in place.



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