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Date: 05/22/20 14:06
From the vestibule - a Santa Fe mishap
Author: gcm

Dec 76

From #15 the southbound Lone Star passed this derailment at Guthrie,Ok.

Gary






Date: 05/22/20 16:00
Re: From the vestibule - a Santa Fe mishap
Author: santafe199

OUCH!! I wonder what kind of a 'ride' that might have been... ;^)

Lance



Date: 05/22/20 17:17
Re: From the vestibule - a Santa Fe mishap
Author: Hou74-76

 A nice looking consist with VERY few steam leaks for December.  Odd positioning of the diner, lounge, sleepers and baggage car on the rear.  Almost looks like the engines were cut-off and run around to the other end. Perhaps due to the derailment?



Date: 05/22/20 17:31
Re: From the vestibule - a Santa Fe mishap
Author: gcm

I believe the last few cars or so were the Dallas section.
At Ft.Worth they would be taken off and ready to go.
There was another baggage car at the front end.
Gary



Date: 05/22/20 18:02
Re: From the vestibule - a Santa Fe mishap
Author: refarkas

Photos only possible from your train - Great images.
Bob



Date: 05/22/20 18:15
Re: From the vestibule - a Santa Fe mishap
Author: nikon1

Baggage car on the rear was added at KCY off of the National Limited. Consist for 15/16 was baggage, diner,3 hi-level coaches, lounge, sleeper and baggage (KCY to Dallas.)
Cheers
Charlie

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Date: 05/22/20 18:19
Re: From the vestibule - a Santa Fe mishap
Author: Hou74-76

Hmmmm,  that must have been during 1976–1977 when the Lone Star combined with the Southwest Chief between Chicago and Kansas City.  During that period of winter freezes in Chicago, the Hi-level to Dallas was replaced with a low level coach.  This makes the photo even more appealing!
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> I believe the last few cars or so were the Dallas
> section.
> At Ft.Worth they would be taken off and ready to
> go.
> There was another baggage car at the front end.
> Gary



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/20 19:00 by Hou74-76.



Date: 05/23/20 00:14
Re: From the vestibule - a Santa Fe mishap
Author: krm152

Excellent and interesting photos from heads up train riding.
Thanks for for the excellent posting.
ALLEN



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