Workin' on the Santa Fe

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See zebra-striped switch engines and GP9s and blue & yellow F-units, GP9s, U-Boats, GP35s, SD45s, and F45s in this fantastic collection of Santa Fe training and promotional films from the 1950s and 1970s!

You'll also see a welded rail train, a track geometry car, repair shows, icing docks, and much, much more.

Each of the six films included in this program is a vintage gem! Here's what you'll experience in Workin' on the Santa Fe:

Team Effort

Track repairmen learn safe handling techniques for the many tools they'll use, such as the spike maul, pick and sledge, claw bar, lining bar, rail fork, and others.

Count the Seconds

Yard workers learn what happens when safety isn't uppermost in mind as they work around moving equipment!

The Continuing Challenge

Santa Fe mounted a camera underneath an empty car to find out why derailments occurred on high-speed trains in 1974, with shocking results!

Barstow: Nerve Center in the Desert

See the construction efforts that enabled Santa Fe to move 4,000 cars in and out of the 'new yard at Barstow' every day.

Pay Day

This 1950s film shows what happens when loading, locking down, coupling, and taking up slack aren't done right!

The Argentine Yard - A Design for Tomorrow

Santa Fe's new systems process up to 3,100 cars a day, twice as many as before computerization.

Enjoy this nostalgic trip back in time as you explore one of the all-time favourite fallen flags. You're Workin' on the Santa Fe!

Produced by - Pentrex
Running time - 90 Minutes
DVD only

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