In 1974, the Santa Fe Railway took delivery of their first new cabooses in twenty-five years: Five Ce-6 class way cars (as Santa Fe called their cabooses) numbered 999538 to 999542, constructed by International Car Company. The fourth of these cars, 999541, was found on the rear of a westbound freight (led by ATSF GP35 3391) passing the station sign in La Mirada, California, on Thursday, November 7, 1974. As delivered, these wide-vision cabooses (the first on the Santa Fe) wore the bright red paint scheme that first appeared on the Ce-1 cabooses (rebuilt from older cars (beginning in 1966). The Ce-6 way cars were painted with a smaller than usual logo, and black steps and underbodies. The A.T.S.F. reporting marks included periods, the old “circle-cross” reflectors were replaced with Scotchlite rectangles, and a large number (just the last three digits of the car number) adorned the ends of the cupola. These were sharp looking cars. -Craig Walker. 11/07/74

In 1974, the Santa Fe Railway took delivery of their first new cabooses in twenty-five years: Five Ce-6 class way cars (as Santa Fe called their cabooses) numbered 999538 to 999542, constructed by International Car Company. The fourth of these cars, 999541, was found on the rear of a westbound freight (led by ATSF GP35 3391) passing the station sign ...

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