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  • Santa Fe No.62 The Super Chief'

    Here is a pix of No. 62, Alco PA, Super Chief Sitting in the ATSF Yard in Kansas

    City, Mo. 1965. These locomotives were maintained in a high level of repair.

    62 was built in 1948. 18 years in service, still looking very good with minimal

    road usage weathering, wear and tare from the elements.

    No.62 was assigned the Chicago, to Barstow, and then on to LA. And return after service. In 1965 Santa Fe was contracted by the USPS, to transport as much mail and parcels as possible. The consist became 8 or more RPO cars; baggage cars and 1 coach car even though passengers were now scarce. By law it was mandated at least one coach had to be available on all runs.

    Coincidentally, my Mother and kid brother went to California on the chief in 1964. It was a fabulous trip and she loved every mile of it both ways', The porters, wait staff and all train personnel were the most professional and pleasant', one could ask for.

    And here is my version of subtle light weathering on NO.62.

    No.58 another Beautiful Lady'..



  • #2
    Nice looking locomotive Ted. The light weathering gives it a used look, but not dirty and over used, but rather a well kept locomotive in service.

    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


    • #3
      Nice touch! Waiting for the video of that one barreling through town.

      Take the red pill


      • #4
        Rode the Super Chief section of the combined SC/ElCap Chicago to LA right after Amtrak started and before they messed it up and lost the rights to the name. It was a good trip but with F units. PAs would have been a real treat.

        Nice models, Ted
        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

        Cedar Swamp
        SW of Manistique, MI

        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


        • #5
          Ted, looks great. Nice job on the weathering, not overdone.

          That War Bonnet paint scheme is still one of the best around.

          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.


          • #6
            Louis; Jim; Karl and Robert', Thanks very much for the nice comments'..

            The time you spent looking at my post is much appreciated'..[^]



            • #7

              Go Pro! Nice engine and weathering job. I am cotton to liking older steam engines, but you always seem to amaze. Now go run those trains!



              • #8
                Nice job. I really like the SF livery. If I wasn't a Canadian modeller I'd strongly consider modelling that road.


                • #9
                  Thanks Glen', I don't model the SF. Just part of my small collection of locos....