AT&SF E6 15 Editors Pick! Contributor's Pick!       
AT&SF E6 15 at Albuquerque, New Mexico, circa 1942, photograph by Jack Delano, image from the Library of Congress ( LoC ). The description at the LoC was: Santa Fe R.R. streamliner, the 'Super Chief,' being serviced at the depot, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Servicing these diesel streamliners takes five minutes.

Number 15 was built in May 1941 ( c/n 1242 ), retired and traded to EMD in June 1968. Note it was equipped with a visor over the headlight, which I believe was installed to make the light less noticeable from the air, the fear being air raids from Japan during World War II. I count 11 men servicing the locomotives, although one man is carrying a grip bag, so maybe he is part of the locomotive crew. Also of interest ( to me ) is the man on the right stacking white bags on a baggage cart, and he is standing on something that is covered with a white fabric cloth.

Date: 6/1/1942 Location: Albuquerque, NM   Map Show Albuquerque on a rail map Views: 23587 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: ATSF 15(E6A)   Rolling Stock: ATSF 100563 (Tank Car) Author:  Jack Delano
AT&SF E6 15
Picture Categories: Station This picture is part of album:  Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Scott Crotwell General A very nice shot and scene! 2/4/2020 7:20:48 AM
Darth Waffle General this is amazing photo quality for the time it was taken at. Nice shot 2/21/2020 12:09:30 PM
John Danielson General Kinda looks like the man on the right is sanding on a wheelbarrow with a sheet over it.... This is an amazing photo! 3/12/2020 9:48:02 PM
John Danielson General *standing in a wheelbarrow I meant 3/12/2020 9:48:43 PM
Randy Tapp General What a GREAT picture! 5/26/2020 12:06:48 PM
BandA Fan General Jack Delano was the "Dorothea Lange" of railroad photography during that time period. 11/19/2020 11:49:27 PM
Henry Lombard-Hughes General Nice shot. 1/27/2021 2:47:48 PM

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