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Santa Fe Railway freight train symbol 851 at the Needles, CA depot

Santa Fe Railway freight train symbol 851 at the Needles, CA depot

Train 851 is about ready to get underway again after a brief crew change at the Needles depot on May 29, 1987. The train has engines 5427, 5367, 5814, and 8142. The elevation at Needles is 475 feet. Going west from here the railroad climbs a 1.4% grade to Goffs. Disk 49