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Storm Coming I by classictrains Storm Coming I by classictrains
Witness the failing economics of the passenger train. The mail contract has gone to trucks and planes... the ancient diesels slog on... and few passengers ride... but the ICC won't let it die.

I forget the train name but here it is tearing up the main alongside the yard in Pueblo pulled by a rare Santa Fe E-unit where I was snapping earlier in the day. June 23, 1968.
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:icongrandmajudie:
Good looking train.

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:icon8legs:
It might have been either 211 or 212 the Denver connection for the Super/El Cap that came down to La Juanta. I believe ATSF had 3 of these E's that were rebuilt from the E-1's in about 1952. They went the whole system and also worked No. 7 and 8 the Fast Mail as well. Spent time on the Albuquerque-El Paso, El Pasoan and in Texas as well.
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:iconclassictrains:
I never saw them in the Midwest... and I looked for them.
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:icon8legs:
Only until a few years ago did I realize they even existed. Well, ATSF spoon-fed us F units so why would we even think there were any, all their ads showed F's. I have a book from the Amon Carter Museum in Forth Worth, Texas and it shows E Unit #84 on the point of the El Pasoan in Albuquerque, N.M. The train would connect with the SP in El Paso and be another way to California. This particular one had a HW Baggage and a LW Baggage plus a Chair Car and what looked suspiciously like a round end Obs. The autos in the photo are 1950's and the El Cap is all Hi-Level so it might be mid 50's. ATSF was redoing the obs. cars because of having to turn them at end points and The El Cap looked brand new.  
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dinodanthetrainman May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great shot :)
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DDL-Photography Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fantastic shot with the storm rolling in to add to it!
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RailroadNutjob Nov 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh crap.

How nasty is this storm anyway?
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Sampug394 Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
In Pueblo you say? That's gotta be one of the strangest consists a Warbonnet unit has ever been stuck onto too... :paranoid:
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decophoto32 May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Santa Fe sure liked there F's. First E Ive seen though.
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:iconclassictrains:
It's the only one I have too.
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