View Full Version : Screen shot Santa Fe El Capitan 1956 consist

November 19th, 2014, 10:28 PM
Anyone curious were I found this?

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee478/gdr1944/1956_zps58cd01be.jpg (http://s1229.photobucket.com/user/gdr1944/media/1956_zps58cd01be.jpg.html)

November 19th, 2014, 11:38 PM
I thought this interesting:


Jan. 25, 1948: A Santa Fe diesel passenger locomotive hangs over Aliso St. after running off the end of its track at Union Station. The locomotive had just been unhooked from the El Capitan passenger train from Chicago at 8:45 a.m. when the accident occurred.

This image of the unlucky locomotive became the lead art on the front page of the next morning’s Los Angeles Times. A non-byline story accompanying the photo reported:
A gleaming 600,000-pound four-unit Santa Fe Diesel passenger train locomotive “overshot the field” at Union Station yesterday and stopped just short of making a crash landing in Aliso St. 20 feet below.
It halted with a third of the 150,000-pound leading power unit hanging in the air, leaning on a Pacific Electric pole it pushed to a drunken angle. …
No one was hurt, but an Army motor pool car driver for McCornack General Hospital, Pasadena, escaped probable death only by a bit of quick driving action. Pfc. Wayne A. Schmidt, 19, … of East Los Angeles, the Army man, had driven to the station to pick up some patients.
Schmidt was directly in front of the locomotive when it ran out of track, ran over the steel bumper and started for him. The locomotive, moving at what trainmen said was “two or three miles an hour,” struck the light car in the side. Schmidt jammed it into low gear and, as hie said, “gunned her out of there.”
A moment later the ponderous engine had rumbled across the 12-foot-wide concrete roadway and ground throughout the foot-wide concrete barrier. …
Five hours later, with the help of a 250-ton crane, the locomotive had pulled itself back on the tracks and was taken to the roundhouse for inspection and repairs.

November 20th, 2014, 12:26 AM
Anyone curious were I found this?

Alright, I'll bite, whered ya get it?


November 20th, 2014, 01:33 AM
Universal RailRoad Train Banner Museum


Author Japanese:

Train banner material, you can freely use in HP, etc..
I can be edited freely by software such as PhotoShop.

Alright, I'll bite, whered ya get it?


I don't remember how i found it....

November 20th, 2014, 01:35 AM
I thought this interesting: :eek:

I don't think the UNION saved his job:'(

November 20th, 2014, 04:25 AM

Here's two with the same situation

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10584001_268913106639472_7287740412245919608_n.jpg ?oh=65845d14e556d80fb25a9b8635bcf2b0&oe=54DB938B&__gda__=1423417301_70ec5391d1c6325c1f6e3aa96613a8e 0

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10603441_10203655654370720_3674292244191833361_n.j pg?oh=f56d27bdd956edc29a155f254e7b11f3&oe=54E4D831&__gda__=1428113263_653382b3ac44fccb30c30e18a910b36 9


November 20th, 2014, 05:32 AM
That Engineer really got around:o

November 20th, 2014, 06:02 AM
Só over the top!

November 20th, 2014, 07:03 AM
I guess the sign should have said "No locomotive parking".