Railroads in the Future

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Railroads in the Future
Posted by SPer on Monday, April 24, 2017 12:54 PM

Railroads such as Santa Fe,etc, was heading in the future with new technology such as  diesel-electrics, new yards, etc, Santa Fe was a modern railroad steam do not fit in the corporate image.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:20 AM

Corporate image had nothing to do with type of motive power purchased and used.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by DSchmitt on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:15 PM

The OP's comment was debunked here:


The Santa Fe did not replace steam because of image, but they did use diesels in advertising to enhanse their image. 


I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.


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