Santa Fe Railway freight train symbol 901 at the Tehachapi Loop

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Santa Fe Railway freight train symbol 901 at the Tehachapi Loop

Santa Fe train 901 (Extra 5507 East) is circling the Tehachapi Loop on October 31, 1976. Cut in mid-train are ten units helping the train up the grade. You can see the helper engines circling the loop at the right side of the picture. This train had about 160 cars and is really two trains combined. This is the only time I saw a Santa Fe train this long on Tehachapi. There are only two sidings on the whole mountain where this train could go into the hole to let another train pass. Disk 46