Santa Fe FM Trainmasters - The Untold Story

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  1. atsf_arizona

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    Hi, all,

    I just found the following information over on the US Department of Transportation Freedom of Act web site:

    http://www.dot.gov/foia/foia_contacts.htm

    From the Federal Railroad Administration's portion of the above web site, I cut/pasted the info below, seems it will be of general interest.

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    Santa Fe FM Trainmasters - The Untold Story

    Public release eligible: March 31, 2004

    In the high desert of Arizona, local railrans now are able to describe a story long hidden in the shadows of time, about the true origins of intermodal railroading on the Santa Fe's Arizona Divide.

    They say there was a mysterious locomotive in the spring of 1955, running secret railroad and government 'black ops' in remote Arizona railroad canyons:

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    Rumors reappeared from time to time that sought to explain mysterious photos uncovered, attempting to justify railfan's film being confiscated by uniformed MPs.

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    They hint at long-ago sightings of a phantom black and silver locomotive, running like the wind in the night.

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    What really happened?

    Up to now, Santa Fe, Fairbanks Morse, EMD, and the US Government claimed this had never happened ........

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    With today's release, the true story of a mysterious locomotive found stuck on a crossing in 1955 is revealed:

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    Enter, if you dare.

    Here is URL to the just released information:

    http://home.comcast.net/~j.sing/tm-1.html