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Posted by SPer on Monday, February 05, 2018 10:54 AM

Why did Rock Island,Western Pacific,Santa Fe,and Cotton Belt stopped using steam locomotives in 1953

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, February 05, 2018 11:15 AM

Was it not you who asked this question, or a similar one on another forum not long ago?

The simple answer is "economics."

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Posted by SSW9389 on Monday, February 05, 2018 11:47 AM
The last Santa Fe steam operated during the Summer of 1957.
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Posted by MidlandMike on Monday, February 05, 2018 8:28 PM

SPer

Why did Rock Island,Western Pacific,Santa Fe,and Cotton Belt stopped using steam locomotives in 1953

 

Because they had enough diesels.

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