What locomotives pulled the Super Chief?

What locomotives pulled the Super Chief?

The combined Super Chief / El Capitan, led by locomotive #44C (an EMD F7 sporting Santa Fe’s classic Warbonnet paint scheme) pulls into Track 10 at Los Angeles’ Union Passenger Terminal ( LAUPT) on September 24, 1966.

What is an F7 locomotive?

The EMD F7 is a 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW) Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) and General Motors Diesel (GMD).

How fast was the Santa Fe Super Chief?

Before starting scheduled service in May 1937, the lightweight version of the Super Chief ran 2,227 miles (3,584 km) from Los Angeles over recently upgraded tracks in 36 hours and 49 minutes, averaging 60 mph (97 km/h) overall and reaching 100 mph (160 km/h).

What kind of train was the EMD F7?

Similar in appearance to its predecessor, the EMD F3, the EMD F7 was a 1500 hp multi-purpose locomotive. Although originally promoted as a freight-hauling unit by EMD, the F7 was also used in passenger service hauling such trains such as the Santa Fe Super Chief and the Great Northern Empire Builder.

When was the first Super Chief Locomotive put into service?

The locomotives made their first test run with a set of Pullman cars and a dynamometer car in September 1935. The first Super Chief operated on May 12, 1936, with the diesels pulling air-conditioned heavyweight Pullman cars. They were put into regular service on May 18, 1937.

Where was the Santa Fe Super Chief train?

Here, a matching A-B-B-B-A set of F units lead train #17, the westbound “Super Chief,” at Victorville, California, circa early 1960’s. Having a direct route to the two cities (unlike the UP which had to hand off the train at Omaha to reach Chicago via the Chicago & North Western) gave the Santa Fe a distinct advantage.

What kind of engine did the Super Chief use?

By that era the Super Chief was normally powered by F3s and F7s. Although the Santa Fe did own E6s and E8s, the railroad tended to stay away from Electro-Motive’s six-axle cab units sticking with the four-axle designs for most passenger assignments.