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Date: 05/15/19 04:30
WAG Wednesday: Santa Fe flavor, all the way!
Author: santafe199

The name Amtrak may be new, but precious little else has changed. Go ahead, the weather is beautiful! Take that stroll forward and see what niceties the Native American vendors are hawking today. Observe the hustle & bustle around baggage cars. Take an admiring look at the timeless Red & Silver up front. By the time you head back to your car that omnipresent window washing contraption will be tending to this side of the train.

Another classic station-stop scene just as God & Uncle John intended...

1. Time-honored platform scene with Amtrak train #17, the "Super Chief" at Albuquerque, NM on June 8, 1971.
Photo by William A. Gibson (WAG) Sr.

Thanks for looking back !
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Art Gibson (wag216)

Posted from the Super 8 in Vandalia, OH



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/19 05:31 by santafe199.




Date: 05/15/19 05:50
Re: WAG Wednesday: Santa Fe flavor, all the way!
Author: mp51w

I was standing almost in that same spot when I took this picture 6 years later!




Date: 05/15/19 07:28
Re: WAG Wednesday: Santa Fe flavor, all the way!
Author: cozephyr

Wow, great image comparision-!  Dig those plaid outfits-!?!

Lance, what takes you to Ohio-?



Date: 05/15/19 08:40
Re: WAG Wednesday: Santa Fe flavor, all the way!
Author: santafe199

cozephyr Wrote: > Lance, what takes you to Ohio ...

On my way back home from Doylestown (Philly), PA where I attended an 'East Coast Santa Fe Modelers' get together. Apparently they were pretty desperate for some presentation material. And they made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Long story short: I came east and tortured them twice with my KS stuff, separated into main line and branch line presentations. Then I put on a third presentation of the best Santa Fe stuff I could find from the Gibson Collection. There were oohhhs & ahhhs to be heard everywhere...

Posted from Android
(...in Dayton, OH where I am about to experience my first-ever "Miamisburger"!)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/19 08:44 by santafe199.



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