ATSF freight train consists at Needles and Winslow in 1968

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

The following freight train consists were observed on March 22, 1968 at Needles, CA 930AM and again at Flagstaff, AZ at 700PM.

Symbol BAE-V east with engines 961, 1214, 1247 caboose 1549 cupola toward the front.
26 ATSF 40ft boxcars
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
2 ATSF 3 bay covered hoppers
1 ATSF empty stock car
From other railroads not SP or UP
43 40ft boxcar (one was outside braced, one had the door open)
1 50ft boxcar with single sliding door
1 50ft outside braced boxcar with single plug door
2 50ft boxcars with one plug door and one sliding door
2 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 empty gondola
3 MHAX Navy tank cars

The following trains were observed on March 23, 1968 at the Winslow fuel rack.

Symbol LAF-V east with engines 1445, 1271, 1457, 977, 1439, 917 caboose 569 cupola toward the front at Winslow 730AM TOFC traffic at the rear of train.
4 ATSF 40ft boxcars
6 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
1 ATSF 50ft outside braced boxcar with single plug door
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 ATSF covered gondola
5 SFRD 40ft ice bunker reefers
1 ATSF baggage car
4 REA 40ft ice bunker reefers
1 GATX 40ft black tank car with small dome
1 SP 50ft boxcar with single sliding door
From other railroads not SP or UP
2 40ft boxcars
5 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
3 50ft outside braced boxcars with single plug door
1 50ft boxcar with single plug door
2 empty gondolas
2 loaded gondolas
3 passenger baggage cars
plus at least 3 ATSF TOFC flats, 7 TTX TOFC flats, and 2 TOFC flats from other railroads hauling 9 ATSF trailers, 33 trailers from other railroads or not marked. Most of the trailers were loaded two per car, but three were single trailers on an 89ft flat and two were single trailers on 40ft flats.

Symbol SB-V east with engines 1202, 1239, 1446, 1281, 1413 caboose 2076 at Winslow 800AM
1 ATSF empty auto rack
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with single sliding door
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with single plug door
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 ATSF auto parts boxcar with 2 doors
1 ATSF flatcar loaded with M/W equipment
1 ATSF covered gondola
3 ATSF 3 bay covered hoppers
8 SFRD 40ft ice bunker reefers
3 SFRD 50ft outside braced mechanical reefers
From other railroads not SP or UP
1 empty auto rack
6 trailers
5 40ft boxcars
3 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
3 50ft boxcars with single plug door
3 50ft outside braced boxcars with single plug door
11 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 auto parts boxcar with 2 doors
3 empty gondolas
1 3 bay covered hopper
1 40ft ice bunker reefer
2 40ft tank cars with small dome (one was marked GATX)
2 40ft tank cars with large dome

Symbol 2-53-U west with engines 1407, 1218, 1398, 904 caboose 556 at Winslow 810AM
3 ATSF trailers
1 ATSF 40ft boxcar
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
2 ATSF 50ft outside braced boxcars with single plug door
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with two plug doors
2 SFRD 40ft ice bunker reefers
2 SFRD 50ft outside braced mechanical reefers
1 4 bay long round covered hopper
1 ATSF covered gondola
! SP 50ft boxcar with single sliding door
1 SP 50ft boxcar with single plug door
1 SP auto rack (see note below)
From other railroads not SP or UP
12 loaded auto racks (one had pickups the rest automobiles)
10 trailers
8 40ft boxcars
2 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
1 50ft outside braced boxcar with single plug door
6 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 50ft boxcar with two plug doors
3 auto parts boxcars with 2 doors
2 flatcars with load

Symbol 2-OAF-V east with engines 1304, 831, 919, 1350, 840, 918 caboose 534 cupola to rear at Winslow 950AM. Engines 1304 and 831 removed at Winslow.
4 ATSF trailers
3 TTX empty TOFC flats
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
16 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single plug door
10 ATSF 50ft outside braced boxcars with single plug door
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with two sliding doors
3 SFRD 50ft outside braced mechanical reefers
From other railroads not SP or UP
2 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
2 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 50ft boxcar with two plug doors
1 40ft black tank car with large dome
1 60ft tank car with large dome

Symbol S-53-U west with engines 1246, 1275, 1213, 1272 missed caboose number but cupola was toward the rear 1005AM at Winslow. Engine 961 was added to the point at Winslow.
3 ATSF loaded auto racks
1 ATSF 40ft boxcar
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with single sliding door
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with single plug door
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 ATSF auto parts boxcar with two doors
1 SFRD 40ft ice bunker reefer
2 SFRD 50ft outside braced mechanical reefers
1 SP auto parts boxcar with two doors
From other railroads not SP or UP
5 NYC trailers on 3 TTX TOFC flats
25 40ft boxcars
3 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
1 50ft boxcar with single plug door
1 50ft boxcar with plug and sliding doors
10 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
2 auto parts boxcars with two doors
1 40 ft tank car with small dome
1 50ft black tank car with small dome

Symbol 81-U west with engines 1430, 1212, 1364, 1452 going into Winslow yard at 1100AM. Missed some of the rear cars, looked like ATSF tank cars.
5 ATSF trailers
5 Budweiser trailers
1 ATSF 40ft boxcar
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single plug door
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with one sliding and one plug door
5 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
5 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two plug doors
1 UP 50ft boxcar with one sliding and one plug door
1 ATSF empty gondola
2 ATSF flatcars (one load, one empty)
1 ATSF empty bulkhead flatcar
4 Apache empty bulkhead flatcars
2 SFRD 40ft ice bunker reefers
23 SFRD 50ft outside braced mechanical reefers
2 SFRD 50ft mechanical reefers
2 ATSF empty stock cars
From other railroads not SP or UP
3 40ft boxcars
2 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
6 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
2 auto parts boxcars with two doors
1 40 ft tank car with small dome

Symbol BK-V east with engines 907, 943, 929, 916 caboose 1964 at Winslow 1235PM.
7 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
1 ATSF 50ft outside braced boxcar with single sliding door
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single plug door
6 ATSF 50ft outside braced boxcars with single plug door
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with one sliding and one plug door
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with double plug doors
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
3 ATSF empty flatcars
16 N&W empty hoppers
4 SFRD 40 ice bunker reefers
2 SFRD 50ft outside braced mechanical reefers
From other railroads not SP or UP
1 empty gondola
1 covered gondola
3 60ft empty flatcars
1 40ft tank car with small dome
3 50ft black tank cars with small dome
2 40ft tank cars with large dome

Symbol 99-V west with engines F7 309 and an F7B caboose 999097 with cupola toward the rear at Winslow 118PM
3 ATSF trailers and 3 other trailers on 3 TTX TOFC flats

Symbol QLA west with engines 1442, 1329, 1373, 1399 were uncoupled from the point and after some work (4 bulkhead flats and one 40ft boxcar were moved from the front of the train to the rear with three additional 40ft boxcars) the train continued west with engines 831, 1440, 1329, 1373, 1399 with caboose 1502 from Winslow 150PM.
2 ATSF auto racks loaded with pickup trucks
4 ATSF bulkhead flat loaded with sheet rock
1 SFRD 40 ice bunker reefer
1 ATSF trailer
1 SP 40ft boxcar
1 SSW 50ft boxcar with two sliding doors
9 PFE 50ft outside braced mechanical reefers
3 UP 40ft boxcars
1 UP 50ft boxcar with one sliding and one plug door
From other railroads not SP or UP
7 auto racks loaded with trucks
24 40ft boxcars
3 50ft boxcars with one sliding door
1 50ft outside braced boxcar with one sliding door
1 50ft boxcar with one sliding and one plug door
1 50ft outside braced boxcar with two plug doors
1 six bay covered hopper
2 40ft black tank cars with small dome
12 40ft trailers and 3 pup trailers

Symbol BTX-V east with engines 1335, 1381, 1302, 1219, 1382 at Winslow 225PM. Missed a few cars at the rear and the caboose.
4 ATSF trailers
8 ATSF 40ft boxcars
3 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
7 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single plug door
5 ATSF 50ft outside braced boxcars with single plug door
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with double plug doors
7 ATSF 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 ATSF flatcar with load
5 ATSF three bay covered hoppers
1 ATSF short four bay covered hopper
2 SP 40ft boxcars
1 SP 40ft boxcar with 10ft door and stripe
1 SP 50ft boxcar with one sliding and one plug door
1 SP 50ft boxcar with two sliding doors
2 SP loaded stock cars (at the front)
1 private owner three bay covered hopper
1 40 ft tank car with small dome
1 50 ft black tank car with large dome

Symbol 533-U engines 1852, 1877, 1886 with caboose 1738 cupola to the rear at Winslow 259PM.
15 ATSF loaded stock cars (removed from headend for 10 hours rest)
2 ATSF auto racks (all auto racks loaded with pickup trucks and automobiles)
9 ATSF trailers
1 ATSF 40ft boxcar
4 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
1 ATSF 50ft outside braced boxcar with single plug door
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with two sliding doors
1 SFRD 40ft ice bunker reefer
3 SFRD 50ft outside braced mechanical reefers
8 N&W auto racks
2 PFE 40ft ice bunker reefers
1 SP 50ft boxcar with single sliding door
1 UP 50ft boxcar with one sliding and one plug door
From other railroads not SP or UP
2 trailers
1 40ft boxcar
1 50ft boxcar with single plug door
1 50ft boxcar with two sliding doors
1 40ft ice bunker reefer
4 auto racks
1 gondola with load

Symbol 2-BTX east with engines 1409, 911, 969, 941 caboose had the cupola to the rear at Winslow 430PM.
1 ATSF trailer
20 ATSF 40ft boxcars
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with single sliding door
2 ATSF 50ft boxcars with single plug door
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with two sliding doors
14 ATSF empty stock cars
3 ATSF three bay covered hoppers
2 ATSF long four bay round covered hoppers
5 ATSF 50ft tank cars with large dome
3 SP 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
1 UP 50ft boxcar with single plug door
1 DuPont 40ft black tank car with small dome
2 private owner three bay covered hoppers
From other railroads not SP or UP
1 empty gondola
21 40ft boxcars
2 50ft outside braced boxcars with single plug door
3 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors

Symbol Advanced LAF-W east with 1867, 1865, 1802, 1823, 1854, 1828, 1844 caboose 2077 cupola to rear arrived Winslow at 430PM and left at 513PM. Last four units were removed at Winslow.
6 ATSF trailers
7 ATSF empty TOFC flats
1 ATSF 40ft boxcar
1 ATSF 50ft boxcar with single plug door
1 SP 50ft boxcar with two sliding doors
1 SSW 50ft boxcar with two sliding doors
1 NYC baggage car
From other railroads not SP or UP
5 40ft boxcars
2 50ft boxcars with single sliding door
3 50ft boxcars with single plug door
10 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
5 50ft boxcars with two sliding doors
8 auto parts boxcars with 2 doors
1 40ft black tank car with large dome
2 50ft black tank cars with large dome
1 40ft ice bunker reefer