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IMG2993SFC-03-69 by Joseph Petric Via Flick…

IMG2993SFC-03-69

IMG2993SFC-03-69 by Joseph Petric

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Westbound “San Francisco Chief” at Streator, Ill., March 1969.

3 Santa Fe Shots from Chicago’s Rooseve…

3 Santa Fe Shots from Chicago's Roosevelt Road Viaduct

3 Santa Fe Shots from Chicago’s Roosevelt Road Viaduct by Marty Bernard

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ATSF 34C with Train 2, The San Francisco Chief, on December 26, 1967.

Traveling through the Chihuahuan Desert near…

Traveling through the Chihuahuan Desert near La Lande, New Mexico, Roger Puta captured this scene from the cab of Santa Fe F7A #306-L ahead of Train #2, the eastbound “San Francisco Chief,” as it passes a freight train on August 27, 1967.

ATSF freight in siding at Caliente, Californi…

ATSF freight in siding at Caliente, California taken from cab of F7A 306 pulling Train #2 the San Francisco Chief. ReAr engine is chopped nose Alco #840 on August 26, 1967

ATSF freight in siding at Caliente, California taken from cab of F7A 306 pulling Train #2 the San Francisco Chief. ReAr engine is chopped nose Alco #840 on August 26, 1967 by Marty Bernard

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A Roger Puta photograph

D&RGW #2 the Royal GorgeSalida, COJune 30,…

D&RGW #2 the Royal Gorge
Salida, CO
June 30, 1967

Rio Grande PA-1 #6013 is ahead of the &ldquo…

Rio Grande PA-1 #6013 is ahead of the “Royal Gorge” at Colorado Springs, CO in 6/67.  Richard Wallin photo.

Chicago, 21MAY’67

Chicago, 21MAY'67

Chicago, 21MAY’67

Santa Fe’s westbound #1 “San Francisco Chief” approaches 14th St. behind A-B-B set of F-units (17….), after it just departed Dearborn St. Station.

D&RGW #1 the Royal GorgePortland, COMay 19…

D&RGW #1 the Royal Gorge
Portland, CO
May 19, 1966

By January 1966 the DRGW “Royal Gorge&…

By January 1966 the DRGW “Royal Gorge” that once ran from Denver to Salt Lake was down to a Salida stub train. Out of Denver it handled a through coach, slumbercoach and sleeper off the Denver Zephyr to Colorado Springs, beyond the Springs it was just a baggage car and a coach.

D&RGW F9 5774 at Salida, Colorado on Aug…

D&RGW F9 5774 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 5774 was built in September 1955 (c/n 20528) on EMD Order 3184 and was wrecked at Grizzly, Colorado on March 29, 1968, during May 1969 was sent to Precision National in Mount Vernon, Illinois and scrapped. It is seen paired with PA1 6011 about to couple onto its train after running around the two cars it arrived with in Salida as Train #1, The Royal Gorge and will depart as Train #2, The Royal Gorge at 9:00 AM the next day. The Royal Gorge (RG) departed Denver at 9:00 AM MST with cars from CB&Q’s Denver Zephyr (DZ) attached on the rear. Upon arrival at Colorado Springs (10:40 AM) the DZ cars were cut off and the RG continued on to Salida, arriving at 3:15 PM. Meanwhile, the returning RG had left Salida at 9:00 AM, will arrive in Colorado Springs at 1:10 PM where the DZ cars will be attached to the rear, and will continue on to Denver, arriving at 3:00 PM. The DZ cars will be removed and cut into the waiting DZ for return to Chicago overnight. According to the June 1965 Official Guide, the RG was listed as having a Chair Car between Denver and Salida. Also listed was a Standard Sleeper, a Slumbercoach, and a Vista-Dome Chair Car between Denver and Colorado Springs, the DZ cars.