See zebra-striped switch engines and GP9s; and blue & yellow F-units, GP9s, U-Boats, GP35s, SD45s, and F45s in this fantastic collection of Santa Fe training and promotional films from the 1950s and 1970s! You’ll also see a welded rail train, a track geometry car, repair shows, what happens underneath a railroad car, rail yards, icing docks and much, much more. Each of the six films included in this program is a vintage gem! See railroading as it was in the 1950s and the 1970s. Excellent vintage film footage! Here’s what you’ll experience in Workin’ on the Santa Fe:
Team Effort Track repairmen learn safe handling techniques for the many tools they’ll use, such as the spike maul, pick and sledge, claw bar, lining bar, rail fork, and others.
Count the Seconds Yard workers learn what happens when safety isn’t uppermost in mind as they work around moving equipment!
The Continuing Challenge Santa Fe mounted a camera underneath an empty car to find out why derailments occurred on high-speed trains in 1974, with shocking results!
Barstow: Nerve Center in the Desert See the construction efforts that enabled Santa Fe to move 4,000 cars in and out of the “new yard at Barstow” every day.
The Argentine Yard – A Design for Tomorrow. Santa Fe’s new systems process up to 3,100 cars a day, twice as many as before computerization.