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Charles Stookey's Collection
 
1/22/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Charles Stookey
Dates:1/1/1975 - 12/31/1985
Album Info:Pictures taken in and around Norman
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ATSF 5618
Title:  ATSF 5618
Description:  NORMAN OK May 31 1979 -- Santa Fe SD45 5618 and U36C 8792 have control of train 563 as they approach the Lindsey Street crossing from the south. EMD built the 5618 in June 1970. In November 1983 it was rebuilt as an SD45u and renumbered ATSF 5371. It went to Morrison Knudsen in 1994 and Helm financial in May 1996. BNSF leased the unit but it was fire damaged. It was rebuilt at Boise Locomotive Company (Idaho) in 1977 and store there in Jan 1991. It was scrapped by MotivePower Inc. in March 2000. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  5/31/1970  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:44:08 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5618(SD45)
Views:  398   Comments: 2
Amtrak 500
Title:  Amtrak 500
Description:  NORMAN OK -- This photo shows Amtrak SDP40F 500 hauling the Lone Star through Norman. The date listed with this slide is a best guess.
Photo Date:  1/1/1975  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 12:25:06 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 500(SDP40F)
Views:  855   Comments: 3
Amtrak 504
Title:  Amtrak 504
Description:  NORMAN OK Jan 1975 -- SDP40F 504 rolls to a stop with the southbound Lone star. Note the baggage cart still being used by the Amtrak agent.
Photo Date:  1/1/1975  Upload Date: 8/5/2011 8:21:16 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 504(SDP40F)
Views:  889   Comments: 0
Amtrak 519
Title:  Amtrak 519
Description:  NORMAN OK -- This undated photo shows southbound Amtrak SDP40f 519 making a station stop in Norman. The light skiff of snow adds to the scene. Of interest (to me at least) is the front end of my 1955 Chevrolet convertible visible at far right. It was a daily driver back then. I still have it and only drive it to car shows and for fun. The date listed for this slide is a best guess.
Photo Date:  1/1/1975  Upload Date: 8/5/2011 8:23:09 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 519(SDP40F)
Views:  310   Comments: 1
Amtrak 525
Title:  Amtrak 525
Description:  NORMAN OK -- Amtrak SDP40F 525, hauling the northbound Lone Star, pulls to a stop in Norman. Regrettably I neglected to date this slide but it is in the early years of Amtrak as evidenced by the red nose and headless arrow. Therefore the date listed is a best guess. I worked as wire editor for The Norman Transcript and we used this photo to illustrate Amtrak's plans to discontinue the Lone Star Route. Ironcally the picture and story were on the front page of our annual Progress Edition. The edition extolled the virtues and progressof Norman and the surrounding area.
Photo Date:  1/1/1975  Upload Date: 7/13/2011 7:39:06 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 525(SDP40F)
Views:  322   Comments: 1
ATSF 3544
Title:  ATSF 3544
Description:  NORMAN OK January 1975 -- Santa Fe GP38 3544 passes University of Oklahoma long distance runners on the east side of the OU Duck Pond area. EMD built the 3544 in August 1970. In October 1984 it was rebuilt as a GP38u and renumbered to 2344. (Date approximate. Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  1/1/1975  Upload Date: 1/21/2012 5:31:00 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3544(GP38)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
ATSF 6318
Title:  ATSF 6318
Description:  NORMAN OK January 1975 -- Santa Fe U23B 6318, GP38 3524 and GP20 3151 are headed west (compass south) at the Indian Hills crossing between Moore and Norman. GE built the 6318 in September 1970. In September 1988 it went back to GE for the Super 7 program. (Photo date is approximate, roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  1/1/1975  Upload Date: 1/21/2012 5:21:30 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 6318(U23B)
Views:  352   Comments: 0
ATSF 3518
Title:  ATSF 3518
Description:  NORMAN OK Jan 1975 -- ATSF GP38 3518 heads north between the signals at the OU Duck Pond park. The Duck Pond hosted OUs Medieval Fair for several years and the map of the event called the railroad "demon tracks."
Photo Date:  1/1/1975  Upload Date: 8/5/2011 8:30:10 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3518(GP38)
Views:  352   Comments: 1
ATSF 3518
Title:  ATSF 3518
Description:  NORMAN OK Jan 1975 -- ATSF U33C 8519 heads north between the signals at the OU Duck Pond park. The Duck Pond hosted OUs Medieval Fair for several years and the map of the event called the railroad "demon tracks."
Photo Date:  1/2/1975  Upload Date: 8/5/2011 8:24:44 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 8519(U33C)
Views:  359   Comments: 1
SRS 142
Title:  SRS 142
Description:  NORMAN OK Mar 23 1975 -- Sperry Rail Service 142 pauses in downtown Norman. The car was originally Chicago & North Western 300882.
Photo Date:  3/23/1975  Upload Date: 9/2/2011 8:31:10 AM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SRS 142(MoW Equipment)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
ATSF 5601
Title:  ATSF 5601
Description:  NORMAN OK April 1977 -- Two SD45s split the signals and approach the Automatic Train Stop shoe at the east side of the University of Oklahomas Duck Pond area. ATSF 5601 was built by EMD in May 1969 as an RCE master. In June 1985 it was rebuilt to an SD45u and renumbered ATSF 5385. On Feb 6 1998 it became BNSF 6408. It was retired in April 1995. (Date approximate, roster information from atsfrr.net and trainpix.com)
Photo Date:  4/1/1977  Upload Date: 1/21/2012 5:24:52 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5601(SD45)
Views:  428   Comments: 0
ATSF 8000
Title:  ATSF 8000
Description:  NORMAN OK April 1977 -- In this grab shot Santa Fe U30CG 8000 leads a train west (compass south) toward downtown Norman. The third unit in consist is also a U30CG. The area in foreground is now part of a park which stretches along the tracks. GE built this unit in November 1967 as ATSF 400. It was delivered in passenger war bonnet but was reasigned to freight service and lost its steam generator in 1969. It was renumbered 8000 in the 1969-70 general renumbering. It went back to GE in 1980.
Photo Date:  4/1/1977  Upload Date: 1/21/2012 5:17:54 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 8000(U30CG)
Views:  760   Comments: 1
ATSF 6348
Title:  ATSF 6348
Description:  NORMAN OK Apr 1977 -- ATSF U23B 6348 makes its way past the depot on its way to Texas.
Photo Date:  4/30/1977  Upload Date: 8/1/2011 11:25:12 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 6348(U23B)
Views:  444   Comments: 0
ATSF 6347
Title:  ATSF 6347
Description:  NORMAN OK June 1977 -- Santa Fe U23B 6347, GP20 3162 and U23B 6341 lead a mixed freight past an early cell phone tower (behind 6347s cab roof). GE built the unit in February 1971. It was retired to GE in September 1988 for the Super 7 program after which it was scrapped. (Date approximate, roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  6/1/1977  Upload Date: 1/21/2012 5:19:40 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 6347(U23B)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
AMTK 504
Title:  AMTK 504
Description:  NORMAN OK July 1977 -- Amtrak SDP40F 504 leads Train 16 The Lone Star. The northbound train has crossed Acres Street as it departs the downtown area. EMD built the 504 (s/n 72694-5) in June 1973. After being traded in to EMD its internal components were used in the construction of F40PHR 330. (Date of photo approximate, roster information from (http://www.textfiles.com/fun/amtrak1.txt and http://on-track-on-line.com/amtkrinf-sdp40f.shtml#trades)
Photo Date:  7/1/1977  Upload Date: 11/5/2012 8:51:47 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 504(SDP40F)
Views:  345   Comments: 1
ATSF 3119
Title:  ATSF 3119
Description:  NORMAN OK August 1977 -- Santa Fe GP20 3119, U23B 6330 and GP38 3500 depart Norman with a mixed train. The train is eastbound (compass north) as it parallells U.S. 77 out of town. EMD built the 3119 as ATSF 1119 in July 1960. It became 3119 in the 1969-70 renumbering. In July 1979 it was rebuilt to a GP20u and renumbered 3019. It gained SPSF paint and was retired in that scheme. It went to TPW in February 1989. It was repainted and renumbered to TPW 2050 in August. 1007. (Date approximate, roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  8/1/1977  Upload Date: 1/21/2012 5:33:00 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3119(GP20)
Views:  291   Comments: 1
ATSF 275
Title:  ATSF 275
Description:  NORMAN OK September 1977 -- Battered but not beaten. This undated photo shows Santa Fe F7A 275 in downtown Norman. It will be the lead unit when the Norman turn returns to Nowers Yard in Oklahoma City. This site is within feet of the now gone tracks of the interurban to Oklahoma City. This locomotive was built by EMD in November 1953. In March 1978 workers at Cleburne shops rebuilt it as CF7 2417. (Roster information from atsfrr.net, date based on slide mount)
Photo Date:  9/1/1977  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:30:35 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 275(F7A)
Views:  603   Comments: 1
ATSF 275
Title:  ATSF 275
Description:  NORMAN OK Sept 1977 -- At one time downtown Norman hosted the OKC-Norman local power for overnight stays. F7 275 will soon lead the local back to Oklahoma Citys Nowers Yard.
Photo Date:  9/1/1977  Upload Date: 8/8/2011 12:06:33 AM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,Night
Locomotives:  ATSF 275(F7A)
Views:  625   Comments: 1
ATSF 3549d
Title:  ATSF 3549d
Description:  ATSF 3549 NORMAN OK Sept. 1977 -- An F unit on the Nowers-Norman local provides the backdrop as this GP-38 makes its way south. The local ran to Norman and spent the night on this spur track. The track was very close by a local watering hole and sometimes the crew had to check clearance to parked vehicles before pulling into thre spur. The watering hole was originally the Norman station on the Interurban line. Note the CN unit trailing.
Photo Date:  9/30/1977  Upload Date: 8/1/2011 11:10:36 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3549(GP38)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
ATSF 3556
Title:  ATSF 3556
Description:  NORMAN OK June 3 1979 -- With a wave from the fireman side ATSF GP38 3556, GP39-2 3625 and U23B 6346 handle train 563 eastbound (compass north) as ut leaves Norman behind. EMD built the 3556 in September 1970. In February 1985 it was rebuilt as ATSF GP38u 2356. On Nov 2 1997 it became BNSF 2244 in H1 paint. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  1/3/1978  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:42:04 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3556(GP38)
Views:  372   Comments: 4
ATSF 3631
Title:  ATSF 3631
Description:  NORMAN OK June 3 1978 -- Santa Fe GP39-2 3631 overtakes train 563 lead by GP38 3556 at the north end of the passing siding in north Norman. Visible in the foreground is all that remains of the lead to the former U.S. Naval Air Station which was known at the time as North Base. EMD built 3631 in February 1975. In August 1986 it was rebuilt into ATSF GP39-2u 3400. It became BNSF 2769 on Feb 9 2000. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  1/3/1978  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:40:19 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3631(GP39-2) ATSF 3516(GP38) ATSF 3556(GP38)
Views:  545   Comments: 3
ATSF 5947
Title:  ATSF 5947
Description:  NORMAN OK May 1978 -- Santa Fe FP45 5947 and GP38 3550 roll toward the Lindsay Street crossing from the south with an empty grain train in tow. Very close to this location railroad surveyor Abner Norman made camp and the town is named for him. EMD Built the 5947 as passenger unit 107 in December 1967. It was renumbered 5947 in the general 1969-70 renumbering. In September 1982 it was renumbered 5997. It was rebuilt to an SDFP45 in December 1982. In 1985-1986 it wore SPSF paint but regained Santa Fe paint before Oct. 1 1990. It also wore silver with red warbonnet paint and was renumbered to 5997 and then to 97. It was retired after May 6 1999 and donated to the Age of Steam Railroad Museum in December 1999. (Photo date approximate, roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  5/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/21/2012 5:22:59 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5947(FP45)
Views:  827   Comments: 4
ATSF 2633
Title:  ATSF 2633
Description:  NORMAN OK June 4 1978 -- Santa Fe CF7 2633 leads train 514 in as it departs Norman to the north. Santa Fe rebuilt the unit from F7A 312L in November 1971 at its Cleburne TX shops. It was retired on April 22 1987, sold to NRE, sold to WATCO sd ESYX 6 and leased to Boise Cascade.(Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  6/4/1978  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:32:46 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 2633(CF7)
Views:  307   Comments: 1
ATSF 2908
Title:  ATSF 2908
Description:  NORMAN OK June 4 1978 -- For several years Santa Fe ran a Norman turn from Nowers in Oklahoma City. It spent the night parked between Grey Street and Main Street in downtown Norman and provided a great opportunity to shoot older power. Here, GP9 2908 was on the head end of the day's trip to Norman. It will be the trailing unit on the return trip to Nowers. Weekends could be troublesome for the crew if they arrived late. Many times the local watering holes had overflow parking and cars would park dangerously close to the tracks or even too close to the parked locomotives. EMD built the unit as ATSF 708 in May 1956 and it was in zebra stripe paint. It was renumbered ATSF 2908 in the 1969-70 renumbering. It became ATSF GP9u 2285 when it was rebuilt at the Cleburne TX shops in September 1979. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  6/4/1978  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:34:32 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 2908(GP9)
Views:  874   Comments: 3
ATSF 5910
Title:  ATSF 5910
Description:  NORMAN OK June 12 1978 -- Santa Fe F45 5910, F45 5925, U25B 6606 and a U23B lead a mixed freight under clear skies. EMD built the 5910 as ATSF 1910 in June 1968. It was renumbered ATSF 5910 in the 1969-70 general renumbering and was rebuilt as an SDF45 and renumbered to 5960 in February 1983. It gained SPSF paint sometime between July 31 1985 and July 24 1986. After the failed merger and before Jan 1 1991 it was returned to its previous yellow bonnet paint scheme. Santa Fe retired the unit in March 1994 and it went to Morrison Knudsen Corp. as MKCX 5531. From there it was leased to Utah railway as UTAH 9013. The lease expired in October 2001 and the unit was shipped to Metro East Industries in East St. Louis IL where it remained until July 2008, when it was purchased for conversion into GN 441 as luxury lodgings at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex MT. (Roster information from atsfrr.net, utahrails.net and atsf.railfan.net)
Photo Date:  6/12/1978  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:25:15 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5910(F45)
Views:  502   Comments: 2
ATSF 2472
Title:  ATSF 2472
Description:  NORMAN OK September 1978 -- This undated photo shows Santa Fe CF7 2472 laying over in downtown Norman. It headed up the local from Nowers and will return to Nowers in the morning as the trailing unit. EMD built the unit as F7A 238L (s/n 9599in April 1950 and delivered it in blue with cream yellow trim. On Dec 31 1976 the Cleburne TX shops rebuilt it as a CF7 with a round roof and renumbered it ATSF 2472. It was acquired by General Electric in December 1984, sold to the Blue Mountain and Reading RR and renumbered BMRG 2472 in March 1985. After being sold to National Railway Equipment Co it was sold to IMC Fertilizer and renumbered IMC 204. (Date of photo approximate, roster information from http://atsfrr.net/resources/CrossetGene/master_diesel_roster/F7A/reference.htm)
Photo Date:  10/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/30/2012 10:05:29 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,Night
Locomotives:  ATSF 2472(CF7)
Views:  329   Comments: 3
ATSF 5579
Title:  ATSF 5579
Description:  NORMAN OK Jan 4 1979 -- Santa Fe SD45s 5579 and 5573 handle train 395 at what was then called the Westinghouse crossing. According to www.trainpix.com 5579 started life in December 1966 as ATSF 1879. It was renumbered to 5579 and eventually became BNSF 5322. It was rebuilt in February 1982 and retired in July 1991.
Photo Date:  1/4/1979  Upload Date: 11/15/2011 6:59:46 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5579(SD45)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
ATSF 5537
Title:  ATSF 5537
Description:  NORMAN OK June 2 1979 -- An SD45 leads a grain train under partly cloudy skies.
Photo Date:  6/2/1979  Upload Date: 10/14/2011 8:24:16 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5537(SD45)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
ATSF 3207
Title:  ATSF 3207
Description:  NORMAN OK June 3 1979 -- Eastbound (compass north) train 593, headed up by GP30 3203, overtakes a train led by GP38 3556. This is the siding on the north side of Norman beside U.S. 77 and the former Naval Air Station. The 3203 was built by EMD as GP30 1207 in May 1962 It became 3207 in the 1969-70 general renumbering. In Jan 1983 is was rebuilt as GP30u 2707. On March 17 2000 it became BNSF 2407. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  6/3/1979  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:37:31 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3207(GP30) ATSF 3556(GP38)
Views:  558   Comments: 3
Amtrak 509
Title:  Amtrak 509
Description:  NORMAN OK Oct 8 1979 -- With a contrail of the competition overhead the last Southbound Lone Star to comes to a stop. The train was discontinued by Amtrak a week earlier but a lawsuit forced Amtrak to run this much-reduced version of trains 15 and 16. In this photo Amtrak Agent Charlie Bandt (left) is at trackside to bid farewell to passenger service and his job. Years later passenger service was restored when the state subsidized an Oklahoma City to Fort Worth and return train named the Heartland Flyer. Efforts are still underway to extend service to Kansas City.
Photo Date:  9/8/1979  Upload Date: 1/26/2012 9:27:55 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 509(SDP40F)
Views:  351   Comments: 1
ATSF 7510
Title:  ATSF 7510
Description:  NORMAN OK April 10 1980 -- Santa Fe U23C 7510 and FP45 5944 are on the point of train 563 as it approaches the East Lindsey crossing. The eastbound (compass north) mixed freight is accelerating to the 45 mph timetable speed limit after clearing a slow order at Constitution Street in the far distance. GE built the 7510 in June 1969 and Santa Fe retired it and returned it to the lessor in December 1984. It was sold to Precision National Corp. in early 1985 and eventually scrapped. The 5944 was wrecked at TolandTX in September 1981 and was scrapped. (Roster information from atsfrr.net and atsf.railfan.net)
Photo Date:  4/10/1980  Upload Date: 1/29/2012 8:04:37 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 7510(U23C)
Views:  481   Comments: 1
ATSF 5089
Title:  ATSF 5089
Description:  NORMAN OK April 11 1980 -- Santa Fe SD40-2 5089 leads TOFC train 185 west (compass south) toward the Brooks Street crossing. An apartment complex to the left and behind this photo was popular with railfans attending the University of Oklahoma. EMD built the 5089 in October 1979, Santa Fe rebuilt it into an SD40-2u in July 1991 and Morrison Knudsen performed maintenance on it in April 1994. On November 4 1998 it became BNSF 6748. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  4/11/1980  Upload Date: 1/29/2012 8:08:26 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5089(SD40-2)
Views:  210   Comments: 0
ATSF 5633
Title:  ATSF 5633
Description:  NORMAN OK April 29 1980-- A clean SD45-2 leads a dirty (and smoking) U boat through Norman.
Photo Date:  4/29/1980  Upload Date: 9/25/2011 10:13:28 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5633(SD45-2)
Views:  311   Comments: 2
ATSF 2591
Title:  ATSF 2591
Description:  NORMAN OK July 18 1980 -- If only they were still F units. A crew member is on the ground preparing to give a rollby inspection to a westbound (compass south) train on the main line. Santa Fe CF7 2591 is in charge of this eastbound (compass north) mixed freight. The 2591 was originally F7A 235L built by EMD in April 1950. It was rebuilt into a CF7 at the Cleburne (Texas) shops Dec 7 1972. It was retired Oct 13 1986, sold to National Railroad Equipment Dec 7 1987, sold to Midsouth Rail Corp. (KCS) mid-December 1987 as MSRC 7005, sold to Kansas City Southern Jan 1994 as KCS 7005, and sold to Louisiana & Delta in February 1994 as LDRR 7005. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  7/18/1980  Upload Date: 1/29/2012 8:15:17 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 2591(CF7)
Views:  1097   Comments: 7
ATSF 3684
Title:  ATSF 3684
Description:  NORMAN OK Aug 24 1980 -- Santa Fe GP39-2 3684 leads eastbound (compass north) train 544 as it accelerates out of town. EMD built the 3684 in mid 1979. On Sept 22 1995 it became BNSF 2959. On Jan 29 2012 I monitored BNSF 2959 handling radio control switchig duties at Vancouver WA. It made me a little homesick. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  8/24/1980  Upload Date: 1/29/2012 8:11:55 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3684(GP39-2)
Views:  216   Comments: 2
ATSF 8729
Title:  ATSF 8729
Description:  NORMAN OK Oct 8 1980 -- Santa Fe U36C 8729 is at the head end of train 513 as it passes the downtown Amtrak station. The mixed freight is eastbound (compass north) and running at the timetable dictated 45 mph. GE built the 8729 in March 1973. It was rebuilt as an SF30C and renumbered ATSF 9508 in November 1985. It was retired sometime before Sept 1997 and sold to Livingston Rebuild center where it became LRCX 9508. It eventually ended up in Sao Paulo Brazil as Ferrovia Centro Atlantica 4710. (Roster information from atsfrr.net and thedieselshop.us)
Photo Date:  10/8/1980  Upload Date: 1/30/2012 10:00:33 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 8729(U36C)
Views:  290   Comments: 2
ATSF 5547
Title:  ATSF 5547
Description:  NORMAN OK Oct 20 1980 -- Santa Fe SD45 5547, F45 5927 and SD45 5509 roll through Norman on the point of train 365. This mixed freight is eastbound (compass north). EMD built the lead unit as ATSF 1847 in November 1966. It was renumbered ATSF 5547 in the 1969-70 general renumbering. In October 1982 the San Bernardino shops rebuilt it as an SD45u and it became ATSF 5340. In 1986 it was rebuilt as an SD45B and became ATSF 5502. In the merger with BN it was renumbered BNSF 7503. (Roster information from atsfrr.net and trainpix.com)
Photo Date:  10/20/1980  Upload Date: 1/30/2012 10:02:19 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5547(SD45)
Views:  582   Comments: 3
ATSF 5062
Title:  ATSF 5062
Description:  NORMAN OK Oct 22 1980 -- Santa Fe SD40-2 5062 and a U boat lead train 445 over the Lindsay Street crossing and past the City of Norman streets facility. Not the oversized loads immediately behind the locomotives. According to www.trainpix.com 5062 was built in April 1979 and became BNSF 6721.
Photo Date:  10/22/1980  Upload Date: 11/15/2011 7:01:23 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5062(SD40-2)
Views:  348   Comments: 0
ATSF 3622
Title:  ATSF 3622
Description:  NORMAN OK Nov 7 1980 -- A colorful lashp led by Santa Fe GP39-2 3622 rolls down the Gulf main.
Photo Date:  11/3/1980  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 12:28:49 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3622(GP39-2)
Views:  374   Comments: 3
ATSF 3074
Title:  ATSF 3074
Description:  NORMAN OK Nov 9 1980 -- Santa Fe GP20u 3074, U23B 6330, another GP20u and a GP39-2 lead train 325 past the station. The mixed fright is eastbound (compass south) and has just crossed East Main Street. EMD built the lead unit as GP20 ATSF 1174 in December 1961. In the 1969-70 general renumbering it became ATSF 3174. The San Bernardino shops rebuilt the unit into a GP20u in 1979 and it became ATSF 3074. It later wore SPSF colors and was retired in those colors. It was sold To TP&W as TPW 2001 and eventually scrapped for parts. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  11/9/1980  Upload Date: 2/7/2012 12:53:48 AM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3074(GP20u)
Views:  252   Comments: 3
ATSF 5156
Title:  ATSF 5156
Description:  NORMAN OK Nov 10 1980 -- Santa Fe SD40-2 5156 leads train 513 south having just passed the University of Oklahomas Duck Pond area. For those who recognize the name Ken Fitzgerald, his apartment is to my right on the ground floor. Trainwatching for him was as easy as looking out the bedroom window.
Photo Date:  11/10/1980  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 12:33:46 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5156(SD40-2)
Views:  425   Comments: 2
ATSF 3517
Title:  ATSF 3517
Description:  NORMAN OK Feb 24 1981 -- Santa Fe GP38 3517 leads train 6635. EMD built the unit in June 1970. This westbound (compass south) grain train is approaching the East Brooks Street crossing. In December 1985 Santa Fe rebuilt it as a GP38u and renumbered it ATSF 2317. Upon the merger with BN it became BNSF 2207. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  2/24/1981  Upload Date: 1/30/2012 10:03:54 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3517(GP38)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
ATSF 5573
Title:  ATSF 5573
Description:  NORMAN OK April 1981 -- This undated photo shows Santa Fe SD45 5573 on the headend of an eastbound (compass north) mixed freightapproaching the Acers (cq) Street crossing. Also in the lashup is another SD45 and two SD26s. EMD built the lead unit as ATSF SD45 1873 December 1966 It was renumbered ATSF 5573 in the 1969-70 general renumbering In August 1981 it was rebuilt as an SD45u at San Bernardino and became ATSF 5306. It was retired February 1993 and sold To Wisconsin Central Railway in March 1993 and became WC 6503. (Date based on slide mount, roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  4/1/1981  Upload Date: 2/3/2012 11:10:18 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5573(SD45)
Views:  330   Comments: 4
ATSF 6311
Title:  ATSF 6311
Description:  NORMAN OK April 26 1981 -- Santa Fe U23B 6311 approaches the East Brooks Street crossing. The mixed freight is traveling west (compass south) as it approaches the south limits of Norman. GE built ATSF 6311 in August 1970. After being retired it was sold to GE in September 1988 for the Super 7 program and then scrapped. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  4/26/1981  Upload Date: 2/3/2012 11:08:54 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 6311(U23B)
Views:  399   Comments: 3
ATSF 3809
Title:  ATSF 3809
Description:  NORMAN OK May 1982 -- The Oklahoma Highway 9 overpass in south Norman affords a good view of Santa Fe GP40X 3809, GP50 3817, GP50 3824 leading an all piggyback westbound (compass south) train. I suspect this is train 185 but I did not label the slide and I forgot to date the slide. Doh! GM built the 3809 in May 1978 as a testbed for the 50 series. It became BNSF 3039 on March 12 1998 with the BN-ATSF merger. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  5/1/1982  Upload Date: 2/3/2012 11:12:54 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3809(GP40X)
Views:  231   Comments: 3
ATSF 5309
Title:  ATSF 5309
Description:  NORMAN OK Aug 8 1982 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5309 leads an eastbound (compas north toward downtown after having just crossed Duffy Street. The 5309 was buillt by EMD as ATSF SD45 1878 in December 1966. It gained its SD45u status when Santa Fe rebuilt it at San Bernardino in September 1981. It was retired July 19 1991. (Roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  8/8/1982  Upload Date: 2/3/2012 11:11:51 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5309(SD45u)
Views:  329   Comments: 2
ATSF 3817
Title:  ATSF 3817
Description:  NORMAN OK June 1984 -- This undated photo shows Santa Fe GP50 3817 and lots of power leading a piggyback train east (compass north) as it approaches the downtown station. EMD built the 3817 in early 1981 as a Locotrol receiver. Upon the BN ATSF merger it was relettered and renumbered to BNSF 3170. (Date approximate, roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  6/1/1984  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 7:56:29 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3817(GP50)
Views:  312   Comments: 1
ATSF 5139
Title:  ATSF 5139
Description:  NORMAN OK February 1986 -- Santa Fe SD40-2 5139 approaches the East Brooks Street crossing on its way east (compass north) with seven other units and a mixed freight in rapidly fading afternoon light. EMD built the 5139 in December 1980 as an RCE receiver with a 123-inch snoot nose to house the extra radio equipment. It underwent maintenance at Morrison Knudsen in 1984. In December 1999 it became BNSF 6867 and wore H1 Paint. (Date approximate, roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  2/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 7:54:14 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5139(SD40-2)
Views:  235   Comments: 1
ATSF 9506
Title:  ATSF 9506
Description:  NORMAN OK February 1986 -- Santa Fe SF30C 9506 leads a westbound (compass south) piggyback train as it approaches the East Boyd Street crossing. This GE unit began life in March 1973 as ATSF U36C 8718. It was rebuilt at Cleburne TX in october 1985 as SF30C ATSF 9506. After retirement it was sold to Southwest Car Parts on July 20 1995. (Date approximate, roster information from atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  2/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 7:52:58 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 9506(SF30C)
Views:  293   Comments: 1
ATSF station
Title:  ATSF station
Description:  NORMAN OK February 1986 -- Snow decorates this scene of Norman’s ATSF station. This Mission Revival building was built in 1909. Passenger service was discontinued by Amtrak in 1979 and resumed by Amtrak and the state of Oklahoma in June 1999. At the time of this photo the station was unused. In October 1986 the city obtained the structure. For more details of the station see greatamericanstations.com/Stations/NOR. (Date is approximate)
Photo Date:  2/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 7:51:44 PM
Location:  Norman, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Winter,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  122   Comments: 1


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