Santa Fe train consists at Barstow in December 1967

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Santa Fe Railway freight train symbol 129 leaving the yard at Barstow, CA

The following were observed at West Barstow December 21, 1967. There was a huge storm that passed through earlier in the week that dumped rain on Southern California and heavy snow in the Flagstaff area. The Santa Fe borrowed an SP snow plow to open up the deep cuts on the new Crookton to Williams line.

Boron Local west with engines 1434 and 1402 caboose 536 cupola to rear left Barstow at 712AM.
8 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
2 private owner four bay covered hoppers
From other railroads not SP or UP
1 40ft boxcar

SWG east from Victorville with engines 924, 934, 950, 975 cabooses 1606, 2007, and 2033 with cupolas rear, rear and front arrived Barstow at 1124AM. Reversed and went west to Mojave with engines 1429, 1423, 1355, 1261.
8 ATSF auto racks loaded with Coronet and Dart automobiles
8 ATSF trailers (TOFC flats 5 ATSF, 14 TTX)
26 Sealand trailers
1 ATSF 40ft boxcar
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
5 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single plug door
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two plug doors
3 ATSF 3 bay covered hoppers
1 ATSF 4 bay covered hopper
1 ATSF short air-slide covered hopper
1 ATSF gondola loaded with sheet metal
1 SP 50ft boxcar with single plug door
2 SP 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
8 CP 40ft boxcars
2 WP 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
1 private owner 3 bay covered hopper
From other railroads not SP or UP
6 40ft boxcars
6 50ft outside braced boxcars with single plug door
2 50ft boxcars with one plug door and one sliding door
4 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 flatcar with Army tank
1 40ft ice bunker reefer
1 50ft mechanical reefer
1 50ft outside braced mechanical reefer
1 40ft black tank car with small dome
1 50ft black tank car with small dome
2 40ft black tank cars with large dome
2 60ft tank cars with small dome

The following were observed at East Barstow December 22, 1967.

CFF west with engines 1278, 1213, 1325 caboose 2077 cupola to rear arrived in Barstow 207PM.
12 ATSF hoppers (salt from Amboy)
1 ATSF 40ft boxcar
4 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with two plug doors
2 ATSF flatcars loaded with mail containers
1 ATSF gondola loaded with sheet metal
1 SP 50ft boxcar with one sliding and one plug door
1 SP empty auto rack
1 UP 40ft boxcar
1 UP 50ft boxcar with single sliding door (open door)
1 UP 50ft boxcar with single plug door
1 SFRD 50ft outside braced mechanical reefer
3 ATSF tank cars
1 UTLX 40ft black tank car with large dome
From other railroads not SP or UP
2 empty auto racks
3 40ft boxcars (one with open door)
3 50ft boxcars with single plug door
4 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
1 50ft boxcar with one plug door and one sliding door
1 loaded flatcar

The following were observed at East Barstow December 23, 1967.

Yermo Turn east with engines 1413, 1431, 1281 caboose 1658 cupola to the front left Barstow at 7:55AM.
1 CB&Q 40ft boxcar
29 ATSF empty hoppers
1 D&RGW empty hopper
returned at 920AM with one hopper.

GY-33 west with engines 1460, 1410, 1246, 1396, 928, Passenger F7B caboose 1964 cupola to the rear arrived Barstow at 820AM.
1 ATSF empty bulkhead flatcar
7 SFRD 40ft ice bunker reefers
11 40ft black tank cars with small dome (Tank cars 6 GATX, 6 UTLX)
4 50ft black tank cars with small dome
2 60ft black tank cars with small dome
11 60ft tank cars with small dome
6 60ft tank cars with small dome on three axle trucks