Category: 1970

Oklahoma City, 19SEP’‘70

Oklahoma City, 19SEP''70

Oklahoma City, 19SEP’‘70

Santa Fe eastbound #16 “Texas Chief” meets westbound freight #399, just south of the bridge that carries the lanes of Interstate 40 over the Santa Fe’s tracks.

Fort Worth, Texas, 27 AUG’70

Fort Worth, Texas, 27 AUG'70

Fort Worth, Texas, 27 AUG’70

Still eight months from Amtrak’s takeover, Santa Fe’s southbound “Texas Chief” departs the depot behind an A-A-B-B-B set of passenger F7’s, led by the 325.

One of each of EMD’s 20-cylinder cowl …

One of each of EMD’s 20-cylinder cowl units accelerate Santa Fe train 15, the Chicago-Houston Texas Chief, away from the stop at Joliet, IL, on a hazy summer afternoon. Warbonnet-painted FP45 5946 fronts a blue-and-yellow F45 borrowed from the freight pool.

August 08, 1970

ATSF #16, Texas Chief, Streator, Illinois by …

ATSF #16, Texas Chief, Streator, Illinois

ATSF #16, Texas Chief, Streator, Illinois by James Lewnard

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ATSF F7A 325 pauses at Streator, Illinois with train #16, the Texas Chief on August 2, 1970. Photo by Jim Lewnard.
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IMG2982-TC-05-70 by Joseph Petric Via Flick…

IMG2982-TC-05-70

IMG2982-TC-05-70 by Joseph Petric

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Westbound “Texas Chief” between Joliet and Coal City, May 1970

ATSF Texas Chief Dearborn Station by James Le…

ATSF Texas Chief Dearborn Station

ATSF Texas Chief Dearborn Station by James Lewnard

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Santa Fe’s train #15, the Texas Chief leaves Dearborn Station on March 28, 1970. The engine consist includes U28CGs 356 and 359. Santa Fe bought the GE units to replace aging F units. Two or three U28CGs were normally assigned to the Texas Chief. At the end of the consist are three Pullmans, one for Topeka, one for Ft. Worth, and one for Houston. Photo by Jim Lewnard.
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The Pelican makes final stop at Bristol afte…

The Pelican makes final stop at Bristol after an overnight trip from New York that began on the Penn Central, then ran on a portion of Southern Railway. If this train continued on to New Orleans it would be back on Southern trackage as soon at it left Bristol.

August, 1970

A blue flag is still stuck in the side of of…

A blue flag is still stuck in the side of office car “Claytor Lake,” on the rear of N&W number 42, the eastbound “Pelican”–but in 15 minutes it will be removed, and the train will highball for Roanoke, Lynchburg, Washington, and connections to New York City. The end was near, however.

Bristol, VA

April 05, 1970

Norfolk & Western GP9 #504 has train #42…

Norfolk & Western GP9 #504 has train #42, the westbound “Pelican,” ready to leave Bristol, Tennessee on April 5, 1970.

As the sun comes up, Illinois Central’…

As the sun comes up, Illinois Central’s northbound Panama Limited races through Gilman, IL, on its overnight journey from New Orleans to Chicago. Sixteen cars trail the trio of E-units up front, which can take advantage of IC’s 90 mph speed limit through the flatlands. A freight headed up by a U33C waits off to the side.

August 03, 1970