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Date: 12/02/19 12:46
Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: TheNavigator

Edit:  Sorry everyone, meant to post this on the Nostalgia Board.
GK

In the early/mid 1990s, EMD and GE delivered new units to the Santa Fe in the Super Fleet/revived warbonnet paint scheme. During that time, Summit in Cajon Pass made for easy shooting, offering good sun angles during the winter months.  The shots below didn’t make the cut for my earlier post

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4820803,4820810#msg-4820810

so I thought I’d post these as a small group rather than just deleting them.  I sure do miss the red-and-silver.

Thanks for looking back once again,
GK

1.  Four Dash8-40CWs – 814, 845, 831, and 863 – are eastbound just west of the Summit station sign in December, 1992.

2.  Dash8s 937 and 847 plus 3 yellowbonnets are westbound at the east end of straight track in September, 1995.

3.  Dash9-44CW 667 leading an eastbound in March, 1995.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/19 15:13 by TheNavigator.








Date: 12/02/19 12:46
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: TheNavigator

4.  SD75Ms 232 and 244 are eastbound at the grade crossing, January, 1996.




Date: 12/02/19 13:24
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: RRBaron

The "Super Fleet" really was super! That's the best paint scheme ever even if it was painted on a shoe box! Your photos prove it! "Santa Fe...all the way".



Date: 12/02/19 13:30
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: exhaustED

Delightful. Those 75Ms look amazing in red and silver!



Date: 12/02/19 14:27
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: 3rdswitch

Wow, they sure looked great. Hard to believe it was that long ago. In the it's small world category, I shot the same train ten minutes earlier than you near Hill 582.
JB




Date: 12/02/19 14:53
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: ns1000

NIICE..!!



Date: 12/02/19 15:46
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: atsf121

Wow those are great shots. Sure do miss that paint scheme!

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Date: 12/02/19 17:05
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: bmarti7

Beautiful!
BB



Date: 12/02/19 17:34
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: santafe199

That's some SERIOUS Red & Silver, now! Who cares what forum it's on? Nice stuff...

Lance/199



Date: 12/02/19 17:39
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: z-trains

Superb stuff Gary.  Sure beats orange, black and a swoosh any day.

Cheers,

Paul



Date: 12/02/19 21:36
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: coach

They should have kept this paint scheme--totally classy.



Date: 12/02/19 23:20
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: Ritzville

Excellent series! Good looking machines!

Larry



Date: 12/03/19 05:57
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: Atsf814

Nice to see my Trainorders namesake!  Awesome shots and thanks for sharing!



Date: 12/03/19 07:52
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: ntharalson

Always thought the SD75M's were totally cool looking locomotives, maybe the best in Super Fleet paint.  Not that the GE's were bad.
Nice shots, thanks for posting.   

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 12/03/19 09:44
Re: Some Santa Fe Super Fleet at Summit
Author: SP8595

Awesome! Love the all EMD consist in #4!



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