Tag: trains

  • El Paso and Southwestern Railroad

    El Paso and Southwestern Railroad

    In 1881 the Phelps Dodge Coporation decided to build a Railroad servicing all the copper mines throughout Southeastern Arizona. They named the Railroad  The Arizona and Southeastern. Some years down the line, the Railroad was extended from Bisbee AZ to Douglas AZ. The line was extended to haul copper to the smelter in Douglas. In…

  • Southern Pacific 1221

    Southern Pacific 1221

    This is Southern Pacific 1221, a S-10 Steam Switcher locomotive. Built in 1913 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Southern Pacific Lines, 1221 was one of the first modern switchers on the railroad. She worked in various railyards including the San Jose Train Station. 1221 never pull long trains on trips, the furthest 1221…

  • Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe 2926

    Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe 2926

    In the 1940s, The Santa Fe Railroad wanted new diesel locomotives, however due to World War II, the U.S. War Department said they could not use diesel locomotives; diesel was needed for the warships. so, they had to go back to using steam locomotives. AT&SF designed a new class of steam locomotives called the 2900…