AT&SF El Capitan (8 July 1956)

Santa Fe

Overview

This page depicts the typical consist of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe's El Capitan when the Hi-Level equipment entered service on 8 July 1956.

Consist

ATSF 331 (EMD F7A) ATSF 331 (325 class EMD F7A).
ATSF 16C (EMD F3A)ATSF 16B (EMD F3B)ATSF 16A (EMD F3B)ATSF 16L (EMD F3A) ATSF 19LABC (16 class EMD F3A). Santa Fe's initial five sets of passenger F3s (16LABC - 21LABC), built by EMD in 1946, had a longer warbonnet, which persisted even after the early three-porthole side panels were upgraded to later F-unit designs to improve airflow. They also had aluminum-painted side panels, rather than the stainless steels panels used on later Santa Fe passenger Fs.
ATSF 3440 ATSF 3440 (3432 class), baggage-express car, one of 21 built by Budd in 1942 for general service.
ATSF 3453 ATSF 3453 (3453 class), baggage-express car, one of 14 built by American Car & Foundry (ACF) in 1950 for service on the Super Chief, El Capitan, and Kansas City Chief.
ATSF 3480 ATSF 3480, transition car, one of two built by Budd in 1938 as baggage-dormitory-chair cars for the original El Capitan and converted at Topeka for assingment to the Hi-Level El Capitan. The other car, ATST 3481, looked slightly different as it retained its skirting.
ATSF 528-class ATSF 528-class Hi-Level step-down chair car.
ATSF 700-class
ATSF 700-class
ATSF 700-class Hi-Level chair cars.
ATSF 650-class ATSF 650-class Hi-Level dining car.
ATSF 575-class ATSF 575-class Hi-Level lounge car.
ATSF 700-class
ATSF 700-class
ATSF 700-class
ATSF 700-class Hi-Level chair cars.
ATSF 528-class ATSF 528-class Hi-Level step-down chair car.

El Capitan drumhead

Bibliography

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