Friday, September 14, 2012

Santa Fe and Rock Island two train meet.

I photographed this digital live sound video this past Wednsday night, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.

My recently purchased Bachman Alco S 4 yard switcher locomotive in the 1950's era Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe "Zebra" color scheme combined with my Athearn Santa Fe red cupola caboose, help to recreate what could have been a Santa Fe switching local circa the late 1960's in America.

The Santa Fe began rebuilding their steel cupola cabooses at their own Cleburne Texas railroad shops in 1966, where they recieved the "New Image" red and yellow paint scheme with the large yellow circular logo and other improvements. This color scheme replaced a very plain and brown color scheme , that featured A,T,S,F reporting mark stencil lettering on the sides.

The Santa Fe painted their yard switcher and hood unit diesel freight service locomotives in the black and silver "Zebra" stripe color scheme from 1950 to 1960. After the Santa Fe began using the dark blue with yellow ends and markings color scheme in 1960, several yard switchers at various terminals on the Santa Fe system wide, would work the remainder of the 1960's in the zebra color scheme until finally repainted or retired.

My 1967 era A,T & S,F switching local, unexpectedly meets a fast moving early 1970's era freight train owned by fellow club member tom, from the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, while my digital video camera was still on. Nice!

Eddie K.

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