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By:Rick Morgan
Dates:1/1/1972 - 12/31/2000
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Scenes from a yard
Title:  Scenes from a yard
Description:  This is Santa Fe's Belen yard in 1972; still full of 40' box cars and what would now be called exotic power. The sand towers sit in the background to the left, the roundhouse to the right. The AlCo Alligator has six years to go before its retired; the F45 will last through 1999.
Photo Date:  10/15/1972  Upload Date: 3/9/2008 8:45:14 AM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ATSF 9840(RSD15) ATSF 5925(F45)
Views:  2019   Comments: 3
Picking up orders
Title:  Picking up orders
Description:  An EB train picks up orders in a time exposure shot at Alamogordo NM in December, 1972. Yes- the orders did go with the train.
Photo Date:  12/26/1972  Upload Date: 1/9/2008 10:37:07 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  259   Comments: 0
New Mexico night
Title:  New Mexico night
Description:  The SP's Alamogordo depot at night. The agent is typing up orders for an approaching eastbound.
Photo Date:  12/26/1972  Upload Date: 1/9/2008 10:36:47 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  276   Comments: 0
Working Belen
Title:  Working Belen
Description:  Santa Fe GP20 3138 works cars at the road's Belen NM yard in January 1973.
Photo Date:  1/27/1973  Upload Date: 1/29/2011 6:59:36 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 3138(GP20)
Views:  510   Comments: 1
ATSF RSD-15 9834
Title:  ATSF RSD-15 9834
Description:  Santa Fe Alligator 9834 at Belen. My good friend, the late John Pouch, is shooting the beast from a lower angle to the left.
Photo Date:  1/27/1973  Upload Date: 2/1/2011 5:40:21 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 9834(RSD15)
Views:  683   Comments: 0
ATSF RSD-15 9834
Title:  ATSF RSD-15 9834
Description:  Santa Fe Alligator at Belen
Photo Date:  1/27/1973  Upload Date: 2/1/2011 5:41:01 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 9834(RSD15)
Views:  541   Comments: 0
ATSF SD40 5015
Title:  ATSF SD40 5015
Description:  Santa Fe SD40 5015 in pretty much its as-built configuration, at Belen
Photo Date:  1/27/1973  Upload Date: 1/15/2012 1:01:04 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 5015(SD40)
Views:  867   Comments: 2
ATSF SD45 5524
Title:  ATSF SD45 5524
Description:  Santa Fe SD45 5524 at Belen in Jan 1973. This unit was reportedly wrecked at Kingman AZ in 11/77 and subsequently scrapped.
Photo Date:  1/27/1973  Upload Date: 2/10/2012 9:28:56 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 5524(SD45)
Views:  491   Comments: 0
Pulling out
Title:  Pulling out
Description:  A westbound freight pulls out of the yards at Belen, NM behind three SD24s and an SD45.
Photo Date:  1/27/1973  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 9:26:47 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 4542(SD24)
Views:  980   Comments: 0
SP Depot Alamogordo NM
Title:  SP Depot Alamogordo NM
Description:  SP depot Alamogordo NM in 1973 while still open as a train order station. The depot, located at the foot of 10th St, is now long gone.
Photo Date:  2/15/1973  Upload Date: 6/9/2012 12:25:28 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  118   Comments: 0
Ready to leave Alamogordo
Title:  Ready to leave Alamogordo
Description:  Rock Island GP40 368 is the power for today's SP Alamogordo Local with two boxcars (a 50' CofG and 40' GN) and an SP cupola caboose trailing. At this time the train ran as a five day a week schedule out of the El Paso Cotton Street Yard to run the roughly 90 miles to Alamogordo, where it worked the few industries and Holloman AFB interchange.
Photo Date:  4/20/1973  Upload Date: 1/10/2009 10:57:36 AM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  CRIP 368(GP40)
Views:  685   Comments: 0
ATSF RSD-15 9808
Title:  ATSF RSD-15 9808
Description:  Santa Fe Alligators were still common in New Mexico in the early '70s- 9808 is shown at Albuquerque.
Photo Date:  7/8/1973  Upload Date: 2/1/2011 5:39:22 PM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 9808(RSD15)
Views:  876   Comments: 1
AMTK SDP40F 508
Title:  AMTK SDP40F 508
Description:  Two month old Amtrak SDP40F 508 leads the Super Chief at Albuquerque in July 1973.
Photo Date:  7/17/1973  Upload Date: 10/19/2010 8:54:37 PM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  366   Comments: 1
Ahead of the Storm
Title:  Ahead of the Storm
Description:  A Santa Fe freight runs east ahead of a thunderstorm behind a trio of U36Cs. (8718, 8703, 8728).
Photo Date:  7/17/1973  Upload Date: 10/28/2008 9:00:24 PM
Location:  Willard, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 8718(U36C)
Views:  541   Comments: 0
Amtrak Super Chief in Albuquerque
Title:  Amtrak Super Chief in Albuquerque
Description:  It's 5:45PM and the westbound Amtrak Super Chief is calling at Albuquerque. The three SDP40Fs on the head end are less than two months old; trailing is a 17 car consist made up of Hi-Levels and Heritage cars.
Photo Date:  7/17/1973  Upload Date: 3/22/2009 9:54:11 AM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  926   Comments: 0
Santa Fe roundhouse
Title:  Santa Fe roundhouse
Description:  The Santa Fe's Albuquerque roundhouse is shown in 1973; it's populated with SD24s, U23Cs, SD39s and an Alco RSD-15.
Photo Date:  7/17/1973  Upload Date: 1/26/2008 8:15:39 AM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  564   Comments: 0
The Super Chief at Albuquerque
Title:  The Super Chief at Albuquerque
Description:  Amtrak's no.3, the Super Chief, slows to a stop at New Mexico's biggest city in July 1973. The SDP40Fs were still brand new- having been delivered only the preceeding month. 18 cars trail; a collection of former Santa Fe Hi-Levels and what would later be called "Heritage" cars from UP, ATSF and SP. As replacements for the motley collection of Es and Fs that Amtrak had started with the SDP40Fs were viewed by most as a sign that Amtrak was off on the right foot. Few, if any, could've forseen their coming problems and the black cloud they were retired under only a few years later.
Photo Date:  7/17/1973  Upload Date: 5/18/2008 9:06:26 PM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Passenger,Action
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Views:  391   Comments: 0
ATSF SD24 4509
Title:  ATSF SD24 4509
Description:  Santa Fe SD24 4509 at Albuquerque in the summer of 1973.
Photo Date:  7/18/1973  Upload Date: 1/29/2011 6:59:11 PM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 4509(SD24)
Views:  632   Comments: 1
Forward Half: Santa Fe Alligator
Title:  Forward Half: Santa Fe Alligator
Description:  ATSF RSD15 9808 at Albuquerque, summer of 1973
Photo Date:  7/18/1973  Upload Date: 2/1/2011 5:39:42 PM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 9808(RSD15)
Views:  390   Comments: 1
ATSF RSD15 9808
Title:  ATSF RSD15 9808
Description:  Santa Fe RSD15 9808 at Albuquerque in the Summer of 1973
Photo Date:  7/18/1973  Upload Date: 3/4/2012 10:40:03 AM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 9808(RSD15)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
Westbound into Siding
Title:  Westbound into Siding
Description:  Santa Fe U36C 8714 leads its westound train into siding at Willard NM on a stormy July day in 1973. SD45 5566 trails.
Photo Date:  7/18/1973  Upload Date: 1/15/2012 11:17:47 AM
Location:  Willard, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 8714(U36C)
Views:  373   Comments: 1
CRIP GP40 376
Title:  CRIP GP40 376
Description:  Rock Island GP40 376 working the SP Alamogordo Local
Photo Date:  8/15/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 10:01:32 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  CRIP 376(GP40)
Views:  278   Comments: 1
Picking Up Orders at Alamogordo
Title:  Picking Up Orders at Alamogordo
Description:  The engineer of a northbound SP train smiles widely as he leans out to pick up his orders at Alamogordo NM in September 1973. Power is all Rock Island for this one- GP40 362 is followed by a U25B, GP40 and a U28B.
Photo Date:  9/24/1973  Upload Date: 12/30/2009 9:18:03 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  CRIP 362(GP40)
Views:  335   Comments: 1
Alamogordo Local Waiting to Head South
Title:  Alamogordo Local Waiting to Head South
Description:  Rock Island GP40 384 is prepared to take the SP's Alamogordo (NM) local south to El Paso in September 1973. Seven boxcars and an SP caboose make up the entire train today. Traffic was mostly for a wood mill in town along with the occasional car dropped off for the Air Force.
Photo Date:  9/24/1973  Upload Date: 5/25/2011 7:30:11 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  CRIP 384(GP40)
Views:  730   Comments: 6
ATSF U36C 8712
Title:  ATSF U36C 8712
Description:  Santa Fe U36C 8712 at Belen; teamed with SD40 5018 and F45 5908
Photo Date:  10/27/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 9:55:15 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 8712(U36C)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
Santa Fe GP35 3444 at Belen
Title:  Santa Fe GP35 3444 at Belen
Description:  Santa Fe GP35 3444 sits with partner 3442 by the Belen roundhouse in 1973
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 7/17/2010 1:34:05 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 3444(GP35)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
ATSF SD24 4560
Title:  ATSF SD24 4560
Description:  Santa Fe SD24 4560 at Belen NM. It would be rebuilt into SD26 4660 in 1977.
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 8/7/2010 5:55:26 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 4560(SD24)
Views:  719   Comments: 1
ATSF F45 5906
Title:  ATSF F45 5906
Description:  Santa Fe F45 5906 at Belen
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 9:54:59 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 5906(F45)
Views:  322   Comments: 1
ATSF SD26 4674
Title:  ATSF SD26 4674
Description:  Santa Fe SD26 4674 at Belen; in consist with F45 5906 and SD24 4560
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 9:55:33 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 4674(SD26)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
ATSF GP35 3417
Title:  ATSF GP35 3417
Description:  Santa Fe GP35 3417 at Belen
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 9:55:47 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 3417(GP35)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
ATSF GP30 3222
Title:  ATSF GP30 3222
Description:  Santa Fe GP30 3222 at Belen
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 9:55:59 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 3222(GP30)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
ATSF SD45 5598
Title:  ATSF SD45 5598
Description:  Santa Fe SD45 5598 at Belen in a road set with a pair of SD45-2s
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 9:56:14 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 5598(SD45)
Views:  361   Comments: 0
ATSF SD45 5598
Title:  ATSF SD45 5598
Description:  Santa Fe SD45 5598 at Belen
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 9:56:26 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 5598(SD45)
Views:  358   Comments: 0
Santa Fe SD24 4575
Title:  Santa Fe SD24 4575
Description:  ATSF SD24 4575 was 13 years old when this picture was taken at Albuquerque in 1973. The unit was in remote-control helper service north to Raton at the time and is shown here coupled to a U23C and r/c car for that work. It would be rebuilt by the company a year later into an "SD26", which would give it a dozen more years of service before being sold to the Springfield Terminal as their 645.
Photo Date:  10/28/1973  Upload Date: 3/15/2008 10:34:55 AM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 4575(SD24)
Views:  2176   Comments: 4
New Mexico Semiphores
Title:  New Mexico Semiphores
Description:  These semiphores guarded the south end of Omlee Siding (5359' in 1971) on the SP's Carizozo Sub. The 331 mile line from El Paso to Tucumcari was still dispatched by train orders at that time.
Photo Date:  11/14/1973  Upload Date: 8/2/2009 5:40:55 PM
Location:  Omlee, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  367   Comments: 0
Northbound SP freight
Title:  Northbound SP freight
Description:  Four Rock Island units- a GP40, U25B and two U28Bs, approach the depot at Alamogordo NM in December 1973. The crew will pick up orders at the station and continue their trip up the Golden State Route.
Photo Date:  12/28/1973  Upload Date: 1/30/2008 9:19:13 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 270(U28B)
Views:  552   Comments: 0
Rock Island U-Boat In Consist
Title:  Rock Island U-Boat In Consist
Description:  Rock Island U28B 255 works a train northbound through Alamogordo NM.
Photo Date:  12/28/1973  Upload Date: 1/17/2011 7:57:18 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  CRIP 255(U28B)
Views:  453   Comments: 3
ATSF SD45-2 5686
Title:  ATSF SD45-2 5686
Description:  Almost-new ATSF SD45-2 5686 sits at Belen. It would serve with the ATSF and BNSF for 28 years before going to NREX.
Photo Date:  12/31/1973  Upload Date: 7/17/2010 1:34:47 PM
Location:  Belen, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 5686(SD45-2)
Views:  384   Comments: 0
Semaphore Dawn
Title:  Semaphore Dawn
Description:  A pair of semiphores silently perform their jobs at dawn on the last day of 1973. The route is SP's Golden State line between El Paso and Tucumcari.
Photo Date:  12/31/1973  Upload Date: 9/7/2009 1:45:23 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  153   Comments: 0
Splittin the semiphores
Title:  Splittin the semiphores
Description:  A Rock Island bay window caboose splits the semiphores near Orogrande NM in January 1974. An SP SD45 and RI GP40 are up front, pulling the train towards Tucumcari.
Photo Date:  1/12/1974  Upload Date: 1/30/2008 9:16:14 PM
Location:  Orogrande, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Signal,Action
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Views:  354   Comments: 0
SP Eastbound at Tularosa
Title:  SP Eastbound at Tularosa
Description:  Four units, a pair of SP U33Cs and a Cotton Belt GP40/SD45 duo, bring a train eastbound across Otero County near Tularosa NM in January 1974.
Photo Date:  1/12/1974  Upload Date: 1/10/2009 10:57:46 AM
Location:  Tularosa, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  339   Comments: 0
SP depot, Carrizozo NM
Title:  SP depot, Carrizozo NM
Description:  Not much for looks, the SP depot at Carrizozo NM was certainly utilitarian.
Photo Date:  1/12/1974  Upload Date: 2/13/2009 10:17:00 PM
Location:  Carrizozo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  315   Comments: 0
Late Afternoon in Alamogordo
Title:  Late Afternoon in Alamogordo
Description:  Cotton Belt GP35 6517 works cars in downtown Alamogordo NM late in the afternoon. The unit brought the Alamogordo Local up from El Paso and will return to Texas once it's job is complete.
Photo Date:  2/5/1974  Upload Date: 4/6/2012 5:42:23 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  SSW 6517(GP35)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
SP GP20 4075
Title:  SP GP20 4075
Description:  SP 4075 sits with a short MOW train by the depot in Alamogordo NM in April 1974. The 12-year old unit is still pretty much in its as-delivered configuration. Originally numbered 7225, it would later lose its turbo and become SP 4121. It's now with RJ Corman.
Photo Date:  4/16/1974  Upload Date: 9/19/2009 8:03:50 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  SP 4075(GP20)
Views:  1732   Comments: 1
Rails on an Air Force Base
Title:  Rails on an Air Force Base
Description:  Living on an Air Force Base during my High School years allowed me to mix aviation and railroad hobbies to some degree. Here a Santa Fe 50' boxcar sits on USAF trackage; a pair of F-4D Phantom IIs from the resident 49th TFW taxi in the distance.
Photo Date:  6/16/1974  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 8:25:49 PM
Location:  Holloman AFB, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Views:  303   Comments: 1
Rock Island GP40
Title:  Rock Island GP40
Description:  RI GP40 394 sits in a siding with a northbound train in Jun 1974.
Photo Date:  6/18/1974  Upload Date: 1/17/2011 7:57:03 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  CRIP 394(GP40)
Views:  870   Comments: 1
ATSF F7A 339L
Title:  ATSF F7A 339L
Description:  Santa Fe F7A 339L at the Clovis terminal when F-units were still common on the road. It's a former passenger unit repainted into the short-lived yellow paint while retaining its stainless steel sides.
Photo Date:  7/12/1974  Upload Date: 2/23/2012 4:53:10 PM
Location:  Clovis, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 339L(F7A)
Views:  501   Comments: 0
ATSF F3B 201A
Title:  ATSF F3B 201A
Description:  Back when strings of Santa Fe F-units could still be found at Clovis, running east into Texas and south to Carlsbad; F3B 201A sits between a pair of former passenger units. One source says this unit went to GE for a U28CG in 1966, which does not appear to be the case.
Photo Date:  7/12/1974  Upload Date: 3/4/2012 10:39:45 AM
Location:  Clovis, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 201A(F3B)
Views:  820   Comments: 0
Clovis Dawn
Title:  Clovis Dawn
Description:  Early morning at the Santa Fe's Clovis NM roundhouse. The MP power is from a daily pool train out of Ft Worth; the MP units (GP35 625, GP38-2 917, GP35 656) weren't particularly welcome on the Santa Fe west of Clovis as most didn't have dynamic brakes (like 2 of the 3 here). In the background is a typical assortment of ATSF power at this time- S2 switchers; EMD F-units, Geeps and CF7s for the locals and Carlsbad line and big EMD and GE six-axle power for the main.
Photo Date:  7/18/1974  Upload Date: 9/21/2008 9:45:22 PM
Location:  Clovis, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MP 625(GP35) ATSF 5601(SD45)
Views:  695   Comments: 0
Picking up Orders on the Rear End
Title:  Picking up Orders on the Rear End
Description:  The conductor of a northbound SP freight keeps his Fedora well in place as he picks up orders at the Alamogordo depot. (date approx).
Photo Date:  7/31/1974  Upload Date: 12/30/2009 9:18:11 PM
Location:  Alamogordo, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
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Views:  263   Comments: 1


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