Category: 1964

Rock Island E-8 at Owatonna Min 1964 by Mark …

Rock Island E-8 at Owatonna Min 1964

Rock Island E-8 at Owatonna Min 1964 by Mark LLanuza

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April 16, 1964

at Owatonna Min. The southbound Twin Star Rocket coming to a stop with E-unit 654

While its competitors dispatched passenger t…

While its competitors dispatched passenger trains behind fleets of E-units, Santa Fe preferred F-units geared for passenger-train speeds. The exceptions were a handful of E3s and E6s and a dozen E8ms, all rebuilt in 1953 from pioneering E1s. Assigned to service on the San Diegans, most wound up on short runs in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Here mid-morning June 16, 1964, E8Am 83 waits with a baggage car, coach and sleeper at the Amarillo station for a connection with the westbound San Francisco Chief. Then she’ll take train 93 down the line to Lubbock, returning late in the afternoon as train 94.

Santa Fe #93 slows for a station stop at the…

Santa Fe #93 slows for a station stop at the end of its run at Lubbock, Texas. Trains 93 and 94 ran between Lubbock and Amarillo, connecting at Amarillo with the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF. E8Am 80L was the regular locomotive on these trains for several years, but when it was in for maintenance, passenger GP7s and RSD-5s would handle the train. At this time, the regular train consist was a baggage car and a coach.

March 07, 1964

Santa Fe #93 rounds the east leg of the wye …

Santa Fe #93 rounds the east leg of the wye at Lubbock Junction approaching the Avenue Q overpass. Trains 93 and 94 ran between Lubbock and Amarillo, connecting at Amarillo with the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF. E8Am 80L was the regular locomotive on these trains for several years.

February 15, 1964

Alco on a Little Chief by Joe McMillan Via …

Alco on a Little Chief

Alco on a Little Chief by Joe McMillan

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Santa Fe E8m 80 was the regular power on Trains 93 and 94 between Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas, in the mid-1960s. The train connected with the San Francisco Chief at Amarillo. When the 80 was in for maintenance, the company would substitute a passenger GP7 or RSD-5. On January 19, 1964, RSD-5 2153 did the honors. It was a windy dusty day and it appears that the 2153 bucked a few tumbleweeds on the way down from Amarillo. Photo by Joe McMillan.

C&S Texas Zephyr E-5 9953 on train 21 Texa…

C&S Texas Zephyr E-5 9953 on train 21 Texas Zephyr
Pueblo, CO

Sep 22, 1964

The Rocket by Joe McMillan Via Flickr: E8 …

The Rocket

The Rocket by Joe McMillan

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E8 654 stands at the point of Rock Island Train #18, the Twin Star Rocket, Houston Union Station, September 7, 1964. The train connected Houston with Minneapolis/St. Paul. At left, Alco PA’s will soon lead Santa Fe Train #66, the California Special, to Clovis, New Mexico, where it will connect with the San Francisco Chief. Photo by Joe McMillan.

C&S 9981 and 99526 on Train 21 Texas Zeph…

C&S

9981 and 99526 on Train 21 Texas Zephyr
Larkspur, CO

Sep 7, 1964

C&S Texas Zephyr No 21 sb Castle Rock, CO…

C&S Texas Zephyr No 21 sb

Castle Rock, CO

Sep 7, 1964

C&S E5 9955

C&S E5 9955

C&S E5 9955

Colorado & Southern Railroad E5 9955 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 19, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is daily unnamed Train 8-28, leaving Dallas at 9:20 PM, stopping at almost every station between Dallas and Denver, arriving at Colorado Springs at 4:20 PM the next day, finally arriving in Denver at 6:05 PM, almost 22 hours after starting out.

This locomotive was built as CB&Q 9914A and was involved in a collision with a crawler (IHC Model TD-18 TracTracTor weighing 23,945 pounds) that had just slipped off a flat car of a freight train passing in the opposite direction. The collision happened at Downers Grove, Illinois on April 3, 1947. The 9914A was the single locomotive powering Train No. 24 consisting of seven cars and was moving at approximately 70 mph at the point of collision. Upon impact the tractor was destroyed, the rear locomotive coupler was pulled out, the locomotive separated from its train and continued upright for 470 feet before hitting the Downers Grove passenger platform where it turned over on its right side, fatally injuring the Engineer. Meanwhile the passenger cars continued to roll and crashed into the station. Although the locomotive was extensively damaged, it was repaired and returned to service.