Famed in song and legend, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe is a great railroad. Although now merged with the Burlington Northern, this DVD brings back the Santa Fe of long ago!
“Chiefs…” features the steam-diesel transition era in Cajon Pass and Sullivan’s Curve. Mikados, 4-8-4’s and 2-10-2’s smoke it up with Santa Fes great passenger fleet, either alone or as helpers on the point with the 1st generation diesels. The program starts with a black and white documentary film produced by the railroad to promote the “Super Chief”. From Chicago to LA, we experience all the amenities of this great train! From the various sleeping car types, to the lounges and diners and the luxury service, experience life on “the train of the stars”. Experience the four seasons at Raton Pass through Colorado and New Mexico. First and second generation diesels parade through Raton, Starkville, Trinidad, around Wootton Curve and through Raton Tunnel. Cabs in the red “Warbonnet” paint, passenger cowl units along with a variety of blue and yellow “Geeps”, lead passengers and freight through the pass. Finally, back east, we catch the parade of “Chiefs” on Edelstein Hill between Chillicothe and Galesburg in Illinois. NOTE: This was previously sold as “Chiefs of the Santa Fe” – this new version has twice the material – twice the fun!