The Railroad: 1962

This is an update to the 1945 educational publication shown here a few days ago. Santa Fe presumably updated this every few years, though probably not every year. Though it follows the same general outline as the 1945 edition, it has been almost completely rewritten.


Click image to download a 29.9-MB PDF of this 36-page booklet.

The inside front cover acknowledges the biggest change between 1945 and 1962 with a large photo of a 4-8-4 Northern locomotive and the caption, “Although the great steam locomotives of yesterday have largely been replaced by Diesels, their glamour remains.” Santa Fe saved several Northerns from the scrapper and one is operational today.


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