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Date: 04/16/06 14:50
The Very First "ATSF100WEST"......
Author: ATSF100WEST

Good Afternoon Friends-

Just thought I'd share a shot of the VERY FIRST "ATSF100WEST", while she paused briefly at Barstow for the fine townspeople. Note the Santa Fe Dynamometer Car behind the power. The units were the 100LA and 101LA.
The date was February 8, 1941......

Thanks for looking!

Bob

ATSF100WEST......Out




Date: 04/16/06 14:57
Re: The Very First "ATSF100WEST"......
Author: wlankenau

And how about the five office cars behind the dynamometer! Wassup with that passenger train on the right. . . is it a UP job? Those baggage-express cars don't look like Santa Fe cars.



Date: 04/16/06 15:08
Definitely......
Author: ATSF100WEST

......a UP Train.

Bob

ATSF100WEST......Out



Date: 04/16/06 15:28
Re: The Very First "ATSF100WEST"......
Author: px320

Wow, I was 1 day old when that pic was tsken.



Date: 04/16/06 16:47
Re: The Very First "ATSF100WEST"......
Author: nycman

Stan, I was a year and 3 months. Didn't realize I'm older than you. How terrible, diseasels in 1941..............



Date: 04/16/06 18:20
Re: The Very First "ATSF100WEST"......
Author: danf

My parents weren't even born when that picture was taken...



Date: 04/16/06 19:54
Re: To Stan G......
Author: px320

My, we aren't getting any younger are we? Firestone produces some fine wines, enjoy. Of course, we use a somewhat less exclusive label onboard the Pony Express




Date: 04/17/06 12:08
Now we know
Author: Westbound

Guess now we know what inspired your trainorders name. As a kid I lived nearly 8 miles from the Santa Fe's mainline in Calif.'s San Joaquin valley. Last time I saw blue & yellow F units had to be around 1950. After that it was usually black & silver GP7s on freights.Years later I learned they were still being operated in Texas, among other places, into the 1970s - or was it the 1980s...



Date: 04/17/06 12:50
Re: Now we know
Author: TopcoatSmith

My Dad was 5 and a half (kids always throw in the extra "half" ... ).


TCS - wow



Date: 04/17/06 13:13
To Westbound......
Author: ATSF100WEST

Hey Westbound,

Actually, it represents 33.3% in the choice of my "handle". The FP-45 100 (1968) and GP-60M 100 (1990) make up the other 66.6%.

Yes, the freight F's ran off their last miles in the Texas to Kansas City portions of the system, in the 70's. The "A" units were of course morphing into "CF-7's" at Cleburne, and the last of the "B" units were around till late '78/early '79.

Great memories......

Take Care,

Bob

ATSF100WEST......Out



Date: 04/17/06 17:46
Re: To Westbound......
Author: Evan_Werkema

ATSF100WEST Wrote:

> Yes, the freight F's ran off their last miles in
> the Texas to Kansas City portions of the system,
> in the 70's. The "A" units were of course morphing
> into "CF-7's" at Cleburne, and the last of the "B"
> units were around till late '78/early '79.

There was a thread a few months back that appeared to show a live B-unit still in service in 1980, and I seem to recall reading that 1980 was the last year for them as well:

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,1078047,1078746#msg-1078746

Those were F7's and F9's, of course. The FT's like 100 were gone by the mid-60's, traded in to EMD on GP9's, 20's, 30's, and 35's.



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