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Owner: Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
Model:EMD F3ABuilt As:ATSF 31C (F3A)
Serial Number:6616Order No:E1014A
Frame Number:E1014-A4Built:9/1948
Notes:blt 9/48, reblt to CF7 2636
Other locos with this serial:  NKCR 3(CF7) WCRC 402(CF7) ATSF 31C(F3A)
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AT&SF F3 31C
Title:  AT&SF F3 31C
Description:  Atichison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway F3 31C westbound on Train# 1-19, the first section of The Chief, at Joliet, Illinois, on July 11, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built as the trailing cab of F3 A-B-B-A locomotive 31 (31L, 31A, 31B, 31C) in September 1948 (c/n 6616) it was rebuilt during August 1971 to CF7 2636. The Farr Aire grills were added sometime during 1949.
Photo Date:  7/11/1965  Upload Date: 5/28/2010 1:04:47 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  ATSF 31C(F3A)
Views:  1039   Comments: 0
AT&SF F3 31C
Title:  AT&SF F3 31C
Description:  Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway F3 31C at La Junta, Colorado on August 17, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 31C (note a small letter C is painted on the middle yellow stripe above the buffer and below the nose door) was built as the trailing cab of locomotive 31 in September 1948 (c/n 6616) on EMD Order E1014A. It was rebuilt August 30 1971 to CF7 2636, retired from the AT&SF June 26, 1987, sold to NRE, who sold it to the Washington Central, becoming WCRC 402 during July 1988. It is seen here as the trailing cab of an A-B-B-B-A locomotive backing to couple to eastbound Train #24, The Grand Canyon. An Alco RSD5 is at the other end (note the Alco smoke in the background), shoving these locomotives toward #24. A Railway Post Office car has been placed at the head end of the train for the continuation of the trip to Chicago. At Kansas City, this procedure will be repeated and another RPO will be added there. The AT&SF had the mail contract between Chicago and Los Angeles, but the RPO's were not needed west of La Junta.
Photo Date:  8/17/1965  Upload Date: 6/18/2010 5:06:55 PM
Location:  La Junta, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 31C(F3A)
Views:  1182   Comments: 1
AT&SF F3 31C
Title:  AT&SF F3 31C
Description:  Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway F3 31C at La Junta, Colorado on August 17, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 31C is being moved to its train and will be will be the trailing unit on Train #24, the eastbound Grand Canyon. If I remember the situation correctly, the locomotive set was being changed out, the road crew was not allowed to make the move on their own within the station yard limits, and the station switcher (RSD5 2134) was required to move the road engines. Previous to this the station switcher added a RPO car to the consist of #24, per the railroad's contract with the U. S. Postal Sevice. The RPO was not needed (paid for) west of La Junta.
Photo Date:  8/17/1965  Upload Date: 11/14/2013 1:22:21 PM
Location:  La Junta, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 31C(F3A)
Views:  596   Comments: 4


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