Horsepower and mule power at the South Rim of Grand Canyon.

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Those GP9s just brought a trainload of people TO the Grand Canyon and a train of mules like the pair in the foreground will take the people INTO the Canyon. C. '62-'64. In the right background you can see the roof of El Tovar Hotel which is perched on the rim of the Canyon.

Lew

Lew

 

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Can't remember when I started seeing those cushion underframe Santa Fe boxcars. Probably '64, '65?

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geysergazer posted:

And that's another E in the background. I wonder if it's also a shovel-nose?

Lew

As you can see from the way the horizontal nose stripe ends ahead of the cab ladder, it is another brand new EMC E1A.

Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

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Meet!

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Dad took this pic from the rear vestibule of [probably] the Chief of us meeting the opposing [probably] Chief [probably] between Raton and Glorieta.

Lew

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OK, this one slipped right by me. Brian, do you know the occasion for the paint job? Those look like contemporary cover hoppers so that F would be long since retired.

Lew

Lew

 

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Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

geysergazer posted:

Meet!

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Dad took this pic from the rear vestibule of [probably] the Chief of us meeting the opposing [probably] Chief [probably] between Raton and Glorieta.

Lew

This is a great photo!!!! Loved it.

Here's a pair that are the subject of a couple of threads. They're the original "E" units (OK, they're the predecessors that led up to the E units). Hopefully we'll get the pair in O scale along with their siblings from other roads. Here they are pulling the Super Chief:

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Here's a color photo:

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While I like the look of the skirts over the truck side frames, from other photos it's obvious the maintenance crews didn't like them too much and removed them. They're double-ended box cabs, though they ran as a pair before one of the unit was "updated".

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The 31L-A-B-C was the engine on Number 2, the San Francisco Chief, when the train went in the ditch at Trull, near Orwood, California, in 1954.  An axle on one of the B units broke, and the engine and most of the train derailed at around 60 MPH.  San Bernardino Shops could do terrific wreck repairs.  You would never guess that this engine had once been wrecked.

Tom

 

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The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

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Number 90 posted:
geysergazer posted:

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The 31L-A-B-C was the engine on Number 2, the San Francisco Chief, when the train went in the ditch at Trull, near Orwood, California, in 1954.  An axle on one of the B units broke, and the engine and most of the train derailed at around 60 MPH.  San Bernardino Shops could do terrific wreck repairs.  You would never guess that this engine had once been wrecked.

Tom, thanks for that!

This pic was taken between '61 and '65. Dad told me the story about the Chief cornfield-meet with the Fast Mail at Springer, NM. When he told me the story we were sitting at Wagon Mound, NM waiting for a Meet.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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T4TT posted:

I really want a Legacy Blue Goose.  That should be the next Hybrid engine!

MTH already made a PS2 and PS3 version in their Premier line. In addition they also made the unstreamlined version in PS2 and PS3 in their Premier line. I have an unstreamlined version and it's one of my favorite locomotives. 

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Aha! The Wiki-thingy tells me ATSF #6 was an EMC E1. Winton engines 2X900hp. No wonder a helper was needed. I'll bet the pic was Wartime because longer than designed-for Wartime consists.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

 

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San Fransisco Peaks (Aridzona's High Point) seen from a Santa Fe full-length Dome.

On Edit: I was not on that train that day. Made several trips on The Chief but all were Eastbound and that spot is at night for the Eastbound.

Lew

Lew

 

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Santa Fe Train No 15 on it's daily run from Williams Junction to Grand Canyon. c. 1962-64.

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That's not the Sun but an artifact caused by Dad's use of glossy paper. This was the typical consist. The Grand Canyon (trains 123W and 124E) each dropped a Pullman at Williams Junction during the night which the crew of train #15 switched in while switching out Pullmans from GC (the previous evening) and into the #123 and #124. Coach service was provided by that old green ice-cooled Combine. Grand Canyon heavyweight coaches were ice cooled the whole route. I remember watching a crew filling the under-car bunkers with large ice blocks during the 10min stop at La Junta.

Lew

 

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Lou1985 posted:

The Fast Mail Express and The Chief. 

Lou,   Please list the cars in your very nice Fast Mail Train.  Thank you, John in Lansing, ILL

The train consists of a Pecos River 50' double door Santa Fe Express boxcar, a Weaver 40' single door Santa Fe Express boxcar, a Lionel 40' REA Express refrigerator car, a Williams 40' REA Express refrigerator car, a MTH 40' REA Express refrigerator car, an Atlas 60' Santa Fe baggage car, an Atlas 60' Santa Fe RPO, an Atlas 60' Santa Fe baggage car, and an Atlas 60' Santa Fe combine car to bring up the rear. I usually pull the train with my MTH Premier Santa Fe 3460 class Hudson #3463.

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Posted this once before and the only comment I got was “the guy is on the wrong side of the road...” perhaps this was by accident then again perhaps it’s so unrealistic that it ranks up with lobster claw couplers and pizza cutter flanges running among sponge rubber green foliage scenery.  Yeah it sucks because the car is on the wrong side of the road I know that. 

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When someone says "Santa Fe!" everyone thinks Fs in Warbonnet:

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But the Santa Fe also used Geeps in passenger service:

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On early AM run from Williams Junction to Grand Canyon c.1962.

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No mistaking what railroad you are riding.

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Horsepower and mulepower at Grand Canyon. Just through those trees is the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Those Geeps just brought a trainload of people to the Canyon and those mules and their buddies are gonna' take some of them into the Canyon.

Lew

Lew

 

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Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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