Santa Fe FM Trainmasters - The Untold Story

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  1. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona Member

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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

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  2. Cinnibar

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    Trainmsater!

    ATsf Arizona,

    Really clever and nicely done "Trainmaster Story". Using the same type of mythology............. My Texas based Alpine & Terlingua just took delvery of it's first ever (albeit small 0-6-6-0)articulated lococmotive in behalf of the Edwards Logging Company R.R. (ELC R.R.,a wholly owned sub of the A & T). It is on trial runs hauling cut lumber off the Agua Fria branch to Sawmill #3. The A & T will install a pilot truck to decrease wear on the front driver flanges, which was a continuing proplem for the Uintah R.R. from whom the A & T purchased this loco. So the "new" loco will soon be a 2-6-6-0. Rumor has it that that shop foreman has his eye on a used
    Clear View" tender for this engine. This would be because the ma
  3. Cinnibar

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    ooppps!

    my MESSAGE SUDDENLY POSTED.......MUST OF HIT SOMETHING?

    ATsf Arizona,

    Really clever and nicely done "Trainmaster Story". Using the same type of mythology............. My Texas based Alpine & Terlingua just took delvery of it's first ever (albeit small 0-6-6-0)articulated lococmotive in behalf of the Edwards Logging Company R.R. (ELC R.R.,a wholly owned sub of the A & T). It is on trial runs hauling cut lumber off the Agua Fria branch to Sawmill #3. The A & T will install a pilot truck to decrease wear on the front driver flanges, which was a continuing proplem for the Uintah R.R. from whom the A & T purchased this loco. So the "new" loco will soon be a 2-6-6-0. Rumor has it that that shop foreman has his eye on a used
    Clear View" tender for this engine. This would be because the many backing movements requireed in the woods. Here 'Tis............

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