Early Santa Fe Diesels

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Early Santa Fe Diesels

Postby MikeVT » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:12 pm

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Re: Engine Question

Postby Noel Weaver » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:14 pm

I believe they are very early diesel/electric units used on the Santa Fe.
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Re: Engine Question

Postby eddiebehr » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:28 pm

Those units broke in on conventional Santa Fe trains and then hauled the Super Chief until E-units arrived. The units got Warbonnet paint and fake noses and pulled other Santa Fe trains into the post-World War II years.
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Re: Engine Question

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:59 pm

MikeVT wrote:Can anyone tell me what these are

http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00001086+OP-1086



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Re: Early Santa Fe Diesels

Postby cogger » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:10 am

Phew! Thanks Otto. I thought maybe these were headed to Conway too!
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Re: Early Santa Fe Diesels

Postby atsf sp » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:31 pm

This would be a EMD boxcab, ATSF 1A and 1B. These pulled the first run of the Super Chief because the E1's originally planned to pull the super chief broke a few days earlier. These were built in 1935. here is a wiki site for boxcabs and scroll down to read all about the ATSF pair. There is also the pic in question. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMC_1800_hp_B-B
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Re: Early Santa Fe Diesels

Postby MikeVT » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:22 pm

thanks ..................
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Re: Early Santa Fe Diesels

Postby SSW9389 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:38 am

They were known as Amos and Andy from the radio show of the day. :wink:

After several rebuildings they were traded in on two E8Bm units in 1952-53.

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Re: Early Santa Fe Diesels

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:03 am

they appear to be these: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf1abw.jpg and http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf2abw.jpg with the new streamlined carbody added.
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Re: Early Santa Fe Diesels

Postby SSW9389 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:44 pm

What electrical gear was installed in these units when they were built?
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Re: Early Santa Fe Diesels

Postby riffian » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:12 pm

"Amos and Andy" were delivered in August, 1935. Winton diesel, GE electrical gear and assembled at the St Louis Car Company plant.
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