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Date: 02/22/21 16:47
Santa Fe Seventies show . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   during a summer '72, hit and run visit to Santa Fe's Clovis, NM, facility, there were active antiques everywhere. Just east of Clovis, Santa Fe mains to KC and Chicago split ways with the main into Texas, which explains all the geeps, F's and CF 7's, which mostly went that way. Today, this yard is used mainly for block swapping on stack trains. It is also where the line down to Carlsbad takes off south.
JB



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/21 16:49 by 3rdswitch.




Date: 02/22/21 16:55
Re: Santa Fe Seventies show . . .
Author: SPJoe

Great historic capture!

Joe



Date: 02/22/21 17:04
Re: Santa Fe Seventies show . . .
Author: Conch

Whoa! Amazing variety here. Blue and yellow everywhere you look.

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Date: 02/22/21 17:14
Re: Santa Fe Seventies show . . .
Author: Txtrainman60

Now THAT photo made my day!!!! When I first saw the Fs.....I thought it was Cleburne!



Date: 02/23/21 00:26
Re: Santa Fe Seventies show . . .
Author: Evan_Werkema

Santa Fe 2615 to the left was one of fourteen new CF7's (2612-2625) that had just been turned out of Cleburne to act as mates to road slugs fashioned out of old F-unit boosters for use on the potash trains on the Carlsbad line.  The first photo in this old thread looks like it shows 2615 in the distance paired with its slug (which looks like just another B-unit until you notice the lack of exhaust stacks, portholes, and underbody tanks):

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,1163960

Did you by any chance get a closer view of 2615 and its slug?



Date: 02/23/21 05:20
Re: Santa Fe Seventies show . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

Negative.
JB



Date: 02/23/21 13:20
Re: Santa Fe Seventies show . . .
Author: spider1319

Super interesting.Thanks.Bill Webb



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