The latest in author Pat Dorin's series of books on Santa Fe passenger trains tells the story of the line's trains in California in the period from the first streamliner up to Amtrak.
Author: Patrick C. Dorin
Publisher: Tlc Pub Incorporated
The latest in author Pat Dorin's series of books on Santa Fe passenger trains tells the story of the line's trains in California in the period from the first streamliner up to Amtrak. Amtrak and State-sponsored services that operate on ex-Santa Fe lines are also treated. Ideal for passenger buffs, Santa Fe fans, and modelers.
Author: Gregory Lee ThompsonPublish On: 1993-01-01
These ads so upset the Southern Pacific's passenger agent in Chicago, Frank E.
Batters, that he clipped an ad from the 10 October 1921 Chicago Tribune and
scrawled a note to his superior in California across the top: "Black [Santa Fe's ...
Author: Gregory Lee Thompson
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
"In his insightful study, Gregory L. Thompson examines the demise of passenger trains and the rise of buses in California and demonstrates that railroad management's shortsighted response to the growing use of automobiles contributed to its own decline." "After peaking about 1910, the use of intercity passenger trains rapidly gave way to the onslaught of the automobile. For the next three decades, railroad managers tried, but failed, to adapt the passenger train to the new competition. Although previous studies have suggested that regulation and a conspiracy between rail and bus management played a significant role in the decline of the industry, Thompson reaches a different conclusion. Focusing on the California operations of two major railroads and the largest intercity bus company in the United States, he demonstrates that railroad management failed to accurately assess the demand for its service and the costs of providing it. According to Thompson, railroad management's faulty planning and its misleading accounting system eventually did the passenger train in, while superior corporate planning within bus companies led to their success." "Based on previously unseen data, The Passenger Train in the Motor Age offers an illuminating portrait of a critical time in railroad history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Chapter 3 Santa Fe Operations Passenger Service Limiteds , Expresses , and
Chiefs In Santa Fe's first 100 years ... According to Keith L. Bryant Jr. in his
History of the Atchison , Topeka and Santa Fe Railway , at this time the California
Author: Brian Solomon
As a tribute to America's favorite railroad-the Santa Fe, this book discusses everything from its origins, to locomotives, freight operations, passenger operations, and more. The Santa Fe Railway's charisma and mystique has long made it one of America's compelling railways. From Chicago to LA it blends a nation's westward vision with all the best elements of railroading: colorful passenger trains, attractive stations, fascinating historical personalities, a diverse and eclectic collection of locomotives, and of course - lots of long freight trains. All of these aspects of the Santa Fe and more are featured in this compact but colorful history packed with great archival color photography.
... Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company light switcher at National City Atchison ,
Topeka & Santa Fe mixed train at San Bernardino in 1934 Atchison , Topeka & Santa Fe passenger train number four near Ludlow Atchison , Topeka & Santa Fe
Author: Donald B. Robertson
Publisher: Caxton Press
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press This book includes 368 pages of maps, photographs and technical data on the history of railroading in California. There are detailed reports on dates of operation, mergers, miles of track, maximum grade, gauge and rail weight. It also includes the histories of thousands of locomotives.
Santa Fe began to build a substantial rail network both to promote and to take
advantage of the boom. ... in southern California, and thousands of travelers
would reach the region on Santa Fe passenger trains, attracted by the low fares,
Author: Keith L. Bryant Jr.
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Cyrus K. Holliday envisioned a railroad that would run from Kansas to the Pacific, increasing the commerce and prosperity of the nation. With farsighted investors and shrewd management, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway grew from Holliday's idea into a model of the modern, rapid, and efficient railroad. There were many growing pains early on, including rustlers, thieves, and desperadoes as well as the nineteenth century's economic and climatic hardships. The railroad eventually extended from Chicago to San Francisco, with substantial holdings in oil fields, timber land, uranium mines, pipelines, and real estate. This is the first comprehensive history of the iconic Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, from its birth in 1859 to its termination in 1996. This volume discusses the construction and operation of the railway, the strategies of its leaders, the evolution of its locomotive fleet, and its famed passenger service with partner Fred Harvey. The vast changes within the nation's railway system led to a merger with the Burlington Northern and the creation of the BNSF Railway. An iconic railroad, the Santa Fe at its peak operated thirteen thousand miles of routes and served the southwestern region of the nation with the corporate slogan "Santa Fe All the Way." This new edition covers almost twenty-five more years of history, including the merger of the Santa Fe and Burlington Northern railroads and new material on labor, minorities, and women on the carrier along with new and updated maps and photographs.
The name Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conjures images of bright red and silver Warbonnet diesels pulling gleaming stainless-steel passenger trains across the plains of Kansas and the pine-covered forests of Arizona.
Author: John Kelly
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
The name Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conjures images of bright red and silver Warbonnet diesels pulling gleaming stainless-steel passenger trains across the plains of Kansas and the pine-covered forests of Arizona. Highlights include the Chief, Texas Chief, San Francisco Chief, El Capitan and Super Chief (often referred to as “Train of the Stars” for the movie-stars and celebrities who believed there was only one way, the Super Chief Way, to travel between Los Angles and Chicago). A full color chapter on Santa Fe Chief trains is accompanied by vintage travel brochures and advertising. Photos include the California Limited, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, Navajo, Ranger, Scout, and Grand Canyon Limited with connecting service to Grand Canyon National Park. Santa Fe’s partnership with Harvey House depot restaurants is shown in picture postcards with the legendary Harvey Girls.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Acadian (train), Argonaut (train), Arizona Limited, Cascade (train), Challenger (train), City of San Francisco (train), Coast Daylight (SP train), Del Monte (train), Golden Rocket (train), Golden State (train), Lark (train), Overland Route (Union Pacific Railroad), Sacramento Daylight, San Francisco Challenger, San Joaquin Daylight, Shasta Daylight, Sunbeam (passenger train), Sunset Limited, West Coast (passenger train). Excerpt: The Golden State Limited was a named passenger train between Chicago and Los Angeles from 1902-1968 by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad ("Rock Island") and the Southern Pacific Company (SP) and predecessors. It was named for California, the "Golden State." In the early years of the train the drumhead, or lighted sign at the end of the observation car, was primarily orange, with drawings of oranges on backlit glass. The Golden State' route was relatively low-altitude, crossing the Continental Divide at about 4,600 feet (1,400 m) near Lordsburg, New Mexico, avoiding severe winter weather. (Highest elevation en route was 6600+ feet, further east in New Mexico.) Low altitude was an advantage for patients with lung problems and other illnesses, particularly tuberculosis, for which no antibiotics were available until after World War II. Other transcontinental routes reached elevations of more than 7,000 feet (2,100 m) - the Santa Fe near Flagstaff and the Union Pacific near Sherman Hill, Wyoming. Southern Pacific (after 1924) served the Arizona winter resort, golf course, sanatorium and dude ranch areas of Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona as well as Palm Springs, California, the winter playground of many Hollywood movie stars. The Golden State route had the disadvantage of having a weak connecting and somewhat over-extended granger line (the Rock Island) serving farmland...
California has it all: narrow gauge, logging railroads, cable cars, trolleys, interurbans, light rail, main line limiteds, model railroads, historic depots, museums, tourist railroads, and mountain passes.
Author: P. R. Griswold
Publisher: American Traveler Press
California offers travellers a gold mine of railroad points of interest. California has it all: narrow gauge, logging railroads, cable cars, trolleys, interurbans, light rail, main line limiteds, model railroads, historic depots, museums, tourist railroads, and mountain passes. California railroads began in the dark days of the Civil War. Californians have developed numerous railroad museums and tourist railroads that recall the state's wonderful railroad history, making this a true rail fans paradise.
Bullock provided most of the equipment and rail from his defunct railroad in
Arizona that became unprofitable when Santa Fe built a track parallel to it. The
Sierra's first passenger train arrived at the Jamestown depot and roundhouse on
Author: Steve Bauer
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
Linda and Steve Bauer guide readers through a culinary journey across California, detailing some of the most interesting histories and delicious recipes from California's landmark restaurants. Each of the restaurants visited reveals several signature dishes to be easily replicated at home. California's cuisine comes alive as the Bauers discover the state's most historic restaurants.
... Fort Worth, Texas based dispatcher of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) advising her that Amtrak's California Zephyr passenger train
traveling westbound on the BNSF's mainline had derailed between Brooks and
Author: Business History ConferencePublish On: 1996
These changes proved Santa Fe right in one respect : the intra - California passenger market was elastic . ... boosted non - commuter intraCalifornia train
revenues by 17 and 260 percent respectively for Southern Pacific and Santa Fe
Then, in the fall of 1911, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway—aka Santa Fe—began offering once-a-week service between ... The El Capitan was an all-
coach train, and the California Limited served only first-class passengers. Finally
Author: Jim Loomis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.
A TRAVEL GIFT CERTIficate has just been introduced by Santa Fe Railway , and
is available through all Santa Fe ticket offices . ... Ross E . Chappell , general passenger traffic manager , said the plan was devised after several customers
had requested ... Although we have no train running through San Antonio , many
San Antonio travelers find it convenient to board our California Special at
Trail Name Corridor Owner Railroad Operation Location sdaorliaR I ssalC liarT
muterobrA nrehtuoS klofroN nwonknU AP liarT ekaL radeC nrehtroN notgnilruB Santa Fe Burlington Northern MN Celina/Coldwater Bike Trail Norfolk Southern
RJ Corman OH klawreviR ... Freight Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Trail Orange
County Amtrak, Southern California CA Transportation Regional Rail Authority
Author: David P. Simpson
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Efforts to preserve rail corridors or restore rail service to dormant rail alignments across the United States are very uneven. A handful of states have aggressive, well-funded programs to support the preservation or reuse of rail alignments; more states have modest programs to support short line operations on a case-by-case basis, but attach no value to corridor retention per se. In 2005, California completed what is perhaps the nations most comprehensive physical plant inventory of active and abandoned rail corridors; a review driven by interest in passenger rail and nonmotorized corridor interests. A foundation has been set to more fully lever these valuable alignments in this country's most populous state. This synthesis was undertaken to document current practices with respect to rail corridor preservation. State departments of transportation (DOTs), selected metropolitan planning organizations, commuter rail agencies, short line holding companies, and Class I rail carriers were all surveyed for information. Response rates to the survey were moderate, averaging 24%, and overall supporting the notion that preservation of rail alignments is not a high-priority issue in many jurisdictions. A handful of state respondents, however, had a great deal of experience and valuable observations on rail preservation policies and could be said to have become experts on this subject through their dealings with several dozen rail corridors over the past two decades. North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania DOTs each have serious, well-established rail sections and a history of successful preservation efforts.
Russell's great purge of superb trains left many bitter memories and probably
helped in the decline of SP's overall operating quality . Still , it's worth recalling
that other roads , even the fiercely pro - passenger Santa Fe , had largely given
up the struggle by the late ... Even today , as California has subsidized three
superb corridor services to relieve freeway congestion , these subsidies have
many critics ...
Author: Brian Solomon
Shedding daylight on rail travel through the great American Southwest Well into the 1950s, the Southern Pacific operated an extensive fleet of colorful (a color scheme nicknamed daylight) and highly-regarded passenger trains that became the preferred mode of travel for the West Coast's nouveau riche film stars and businesspeople. This authoritative illustrated history covers the various forms of motive power used, the rolling stock and the SP's services. Archival photographs depict the trains on their routes from Portland to the Bay Area, Los Angeles and on through the desert Southwest to Texas and New Orleans. Also depicted are SP uniforms, dinnerware, stations and terminals, and interior views of cars. Also featured are period advertisements, timetables, and route maps, and coverage of the SP's cooperative efforts with Chicago & North Western, Union Pacific, and Rock Island in forwarding trains overland to Utah, Chicago and St. Louis.
We're talking lots of yellow reefers and gorgeous black, red, and orange Daylight passenger trains And yes, Kato's ... However, the real trunk of California
railroading was the inland mileage of the Espee, Santa Fe, and, farther north, the
Author: Iain Rice
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Learn how to build a shelf layout by exploring the possibilities, practicalities, and challenges of linear layout design in a variety of prototype layouts with construction details.
Author: California Public Utilities CommissionPublish On: 1968
California Public Utilities Commission. nue , at which point it is approximately 100
feet north of the Santa Fe . This street is to be ... The average daily train traffic
through Azusa over the Santa Fe is five passenger trains and three freight trains .
During the years from 1910 to 1930 Avard became an important agricultural
center and rail transfer point for both passengers and freight. The Santa Fe passenger trains through Avard made direct runs from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Author: John Wesley Morris
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Lists 130 ghost towns in alphabetical order and includes descriptions of each.
This street is to be extended east parallel to the Santa Fe and in close proximity
thereto. 10. Pasadena ... The average daily train traffic through Azusa over the Santa Fe is five passenger trains and three freight trains. All eastbound trains are