Thursday, April 18, 2013

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad switching local crosses a tall steel trestle.

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

My Bachman Alco S 4 switcher wearing the 1950's era Santa Fe zebra stripe color scheme, is viewed coupled to a cut of freight cars featuring an Athearn model of a circa 1966 rebuilt steel cupola caboose from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe on a switching local way freight.

The A,T & S,F did not get around to painting every single locomotive wearing the 1950's zebra color scheme in to the blue and yellow 1960 color scheme immediately. This train represents how they may have looked like in daily service until nearly the end of the 1960's. Especially with the bright vermillion red caboose representing one of the rebuilt Santa Fe cabooses from the railroad's Cleburne Texas railroad shops begining in 1966, and introducing this then "New" caboose color scheme.

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