While Santa Fe was a leader in promoting TOFC/COFC traffic, boxcars, hoppers and other revenue cars still dominated rail traffic. Train types included unit coal and grain trains, high priority manifest, regular manifest, vehicle trains, and so on. Some had regularly scheduled motive power, but oftentimes, Santa Fe just assembled motive power of what was around, calculated tonnage vs. horsepower/tractive effort, and sent the train rolling. Today's train would be a typical manifest freight with power of different types, and could be run as an "extra" with designation "Extra 4013".
A video of this train is posted on YouTube at:
All the diesels in this train were custom painted and decaled, and weathered by the author.
Kato SD45, weathered with a little rust and black soot on top of the long hood. Looks like this unit had a dymamic brake fire somewhere long the way.
|Close up of blistered paint.|
|UP 50' plug door box|
|Custom painted and weathered MC 50' Outside braced boxcar.|
|The Orange paint really needed to be toned down on this unit.|
|Very cool CAT on a center depredded flatcar.|
|Weathered MT car.|
|I have a picture of this somewhere, a green door replacement on a Sky Blus GN car.|
|Mildly weathered custom painted DD Box by MT|
|Couple ATSF hoppers|
One of the first cars I purchased back in the 70's, a UP 50" ob boxcar, sold by Model Rectifier Corp. I removed the roofwalk and severely weathered this car. UP stuff weathers very easily because of the yellow color.
|Atlas tank from late 90's|
|Rust (chalks) weathering on white tanks looks so good.|
Very old Atlas tank, painted black, with brass railings by Gold Medal Models.
Custom painted MR 50' box. Not the easiest of paint jobs in lining up the door paint with the rest of the boxcar. Weathered down to the wheels and trucks.
More Atlas tanks and another very old caboose with Micro Trains frame, trucks, end ladders and custom paint and decals.
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