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Super Chief on the Crookton Cutoff

Super Chief on the Crookton Cutoff

Steve took this picture of the eastbound Amtrak Super Chief somewhere out on the Crookton Cutoff during our September 1972 trip. After our disastrous episode with the volcanic rock cutting down two of our tires in June 1970, I am surprised that we went back. I'm guessing this was out near Eagle Nest or Doublea. The name of the train would be changed to Southwest Limited in March 1974.

Santa Fe Railway TOFC train symbol 188 at Crookton, AZ

Train 188 rolls down the hill west of Crookton on May 28, 1987. The train had engines 5842, 5985, 5711, and 8069. The picture was taken from the old US 66 bridge that was built during the 30s. The highway bridge just west of this bridge was built in 1956. This portion of US 66 was bypassed when the freeway was completed in the late 70s. The Crookton Cutoff begins about a mile and a half east of this location. Lower picture is on disk 73.