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Date: 06/11/24 05:50
Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: santafe199

There’s just no getting around it! Mr Leland Knickerbocker designed what is arguably the single most famous passenger paint scheme in the World! It’s easy to see why so many ‘average’ good-looking engine models became great looking engine models with a splash of Red & Silver. And we never get tired of looking at them... :^)

1. AT&SF 13 leads train #12, the “Chicagoan” over 1st St and into Newton, KS in May of 1962. While I’m at it, I’d like to thank Uncle Irv (Athearn) for the 40’ boxcar in the right hand background...
Copy slide from the Tony Fey collection, photographer is unknown.

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels
santafe199
Remembering the late Tony Fey, aka ‘mopacrr’




Date: 06/11/24 05:56
Re: Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: 3rdswitch

That is awesome in so many ways. Very long train, three different models of locomotive pulling, very rare seeing F's and E's mixed on Santa Fe, or even different E models for that matter, perfect light. A great share.
JB



Date: 06/11/24 06:54
Re: Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: Hou74-76

I am smiling as wide and high as that cigar band SANTA FE logo on the nose of that warbonnet.  Thanks for churning out my doses of ATSF goodies.

I would have loved to have visited the paint shop and seen how they masked and painted those locomotives back then.  How did they keep the logo and lines so sharp?  We know in the late 60s that attention to sharp detail lessened as the silver over spray increased.  But yeah, the warbonnet paint scheme was sheer genius at work.



Date: 06/11/24 09:07
Re: Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: refarkas

A gem of a Santa Fe photo!
Bob



Date: 06/11/24 11:00
Re: Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: Ritzville

A Santa Fe Cat's Meow shot!!

Larry



Date: 06/11/24 11:23
Re: Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: cabman

The late Tony Fey must have been a terrific railfan if the shots Lance has been sharing are any indication.  Thanks very much and keep 'em coming!      



Date: 06/11/24 11:32
Re: Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: santafe199

cabman Wrote: > ... Tony Fey must have been a terrific railfan if the shots Lance has been sharing are any indication ...

Tony could get out in the trenches and shoot with the best of 'em! But he also had a terrific knack for acquiring great stuff from mail-order and regular duplication sources. I'm just about through his Santa Fe stuff. "Waiting patiently" are the rest of his UP, Rock Island & Mopac slides...   Lance



Date: 06/11/24 17:02
Re: Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: GN599

First class railroading in action.



Date: 06/12/24 06:06
Re: Toss Back Tuesday: Slanting Warbonnet!
Author: trainman

If you're a modeler of the Santa fe , there's your proof that they DID operate a lowly F7 with elegant E's !

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