Thursday, October 11, 2012

1967 era Santa Fe switching local crossing a high steel trestle with the caboose runnung first.

Hi everyone!

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA.

I took this photograph recently, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.

Growing up on the near southwest side of Chicago, I have always been a fan of the former Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.

Seen here traveling across a high steel trestle on the club layout, are My Bachman Alco S 4 yard switcher, and red Santa Fe cupola caboose working on a switching local freight train.

The locomotives color scheme shown here, was used by the real Santa Fe from 1950 to 1960. Several lasted in to the late 1960's wearing this color scheme at terminals throughout the Santa Fe system.

The caboose represents a rebuilt steam era caboose. The Santa Fe began rebuilding their steel cupola caboose fleet at their Cleburne Texas railroad shops facility in 1966, and introduced this bright vermillion red color scheme with the large yellow Santa Fe circular logo. This would be the final Santa Fe cabosse color scheme as well.

Eddie K.

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