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Date: 05/10/07 10:39
A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: SP6190

Time for a little Santa Fe from the archives of Bernard Levine. All photos were taken between November 1965 and early 1967.


#1 The 306L on a late 1-17 meets the outbound Chief at Mission Tower.

#2 The westbound San Francisco Chief at Sand Cut.






Date: 05/10/07 10:40
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: SP6190

#3-4 Train number 24 with the 29C passes the old station at Summit CA.

#5 The Grand Canyon departs LAUPT behind the 28L as it begins it’s trip to Chicago. Notice the REA refers (probably loaded with strawberries) on the head end, which would have arrived in LA that morning from Oxnard on the Smoky.








Date: 05/10/07 10:41
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: SP6190

#6 The 19C makes it’s way through the crossovers at LAUPT as it begins it’s journey to Chicago on the Chief.

#7 The San Diegan races south past Hobart yard with the 45C doing the honors that day.

#8 The Grand Canyon leaves LAUPT with the 17L on the point.








Date: 05/10/07 10:43
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: SP6190

#9 The eastbound San Francisco Chief at Walong with the 304L leading.

#10 Number 20’s power waits for it’s turn to head into the depot and couple onto it’s train.






Date: 05/10/07 10:44
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: SP6190

#11-12 The 307L leads the ??????? At ????????.






Date: 05/10/07 12:13
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: Lone Star

John,

#11 and 12 remind me a lot of Bakersfield with a westbound San Francisco Chief departing the station stop there. Mr. Sweetser, are you in the room?

John



Date: 05/10/07 12:43
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: OliveHeights

I was going to vote for Bakersfield also but I'm not positive. Also appears that the Indian Chiefs are stenciled on the FB units. I think I'm going to have to admit that the metal one on Ebay must have come off a PB. My friend that bought one at the Santa Fe auction in Topeka paid around $300 for his. Looks like he got a good deal, the one on Ebay was up to $5800 last time I looked.



Date: 05/10/07 12:53
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: TopcoatSmith

Shafter ?


TCS - just sayin' it looks like it but i've been wrong before



Date: 05/10/07 17:00
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: topper

SP6190 Wrote:
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> #11-12 The 307L leads the ??????? At ????????.

Number 1 at Bakersfield.

You can see the yard on the other side of the train, and in the second photo is the overpass for the road that runs just west of the roundhouse - lots of photos have been taken from it.



Date: 05/10/07 17:03
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: topper

SP6190 Wrote:
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> #3-4 Train number 24 with the 29C passes the old
> station at Summit CA.

Interesting power consist. Do you think it's two sets that Redondo combined to send back to Barstow and are thus M.U.ed, or the first six units are a helper picked up at San Berdoo?



Date: 05/10/07 17:07
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: topper

OliveHeights Wrote:
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> Also appears that the Indian Chiefs
> are stenciled on the FB units. I think I'm going
> to have to admit that the metal one on Ebay must
> have come off a PB.

Jogged my memory here.

John, didn't you post some pics awhile back of the Santa Fe PAs and PBs in storage at Blue Island after they were traded in? If so, could you post them again? There was a question on another thread about whether the Indian Heads were a separate piece of sheet metal, and it seems to me that the pics showed some of the units with them removed.



Date: 05/10/07 22:33
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: Steamjocky

topper Wrote:
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>
> Number 1 at Bakersfield.
>
> You can see the yard on the other side of the
> train, and in the second photo is the overpass for
> the road that runs just west of the roundhouse -
> lots of photos have been taken from it.



The overpass is Oak Street (which is still there) and you're right, lots of photos have been taken from there.

JDE



Date: 05/11/07 04:42
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: SP6190

topper Wrote:
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> OliveHeights Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > Also appears that the Indian Chiefs
> > are stenciled on the FB units. I think I'm
> going
> > to have to admit that the metal one on Ebay
> must
> > have come off a PB.
>
> Jogged my memory here.
>
> John, didn't you post some pics awhile back of the
> Santa Fe PAs and PBs in storage at Blue Island
> after they were traded in? If so, could you post
> them again? There was a question on another
> thread about whether the Indian Heads were a
> separate piece of sheet metal, and it seems to me
> that the pics showed some of the units with them
> removed.


Actually it was San Bernardino. Here are a couple I found, one with the Indian Chief shield and one without. The "F" B-unit was at Temple TX in 1977.








Date: 05/11/07 09:10
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: MyfordBrowning

Number 24 would have two sets of F units when 17 (Super Chief-El Capitan) would arrive LA in sections, but No. 18 was running that night with only one section.

topper Wrote:
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> SP6190 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > #3-4 Train number 24 with the 29C passes the
> old
> > station at Summit CA.
>
> Interesting power consist. Do you think it's two
> sets that Redondo combined to send back to Barstow
> and are thus M.U.ed, or the first six units are a
> helper picked up at San Berdoo?



Date: 05/11/07 09:34
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: topper

MyfordBrowning Wrote:
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> Number 24 would have two sets of F units when 17
> (Super Chief-El Capitan) would arrive LA in
> sections, but No. 18 was running that night with
> only one section.

Makes sense. Thanks.



Date: 05/11/07 09:37
Re: A little more Santa Fe from the 60's
Author: topper

SP6190 Wrote:
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> Actually it was San Bernardino. Here are a couple
> I found, one with the Indian Chief shield and one
> without.

Hmmm. Someone else must've posted the Blue Island photos, then. But this'll work. Thanks.

It can clearly be seen where the Indian Head has been removed from the A unit.



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