ATSF 5947 Editors Pick!        
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
Date: 5/1/1978 Location: Norman, OK   Map Show Norman on a rail map Views: 818 Collection Of:   Charles Stookey
Locomotives: ATSF 5947(FP45)    Author:  Charles Stookey
ATSF 5947
Picture Categories: Action This picture is part of album:  Norman OK
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Bernie Feltman General Very nice photo - neat model leading 1/22/2012 7:35:43 AM
William H. Davis Jr. General Nice shot 3/31/2012 1:21:29 AM
Karl Rethwisch General By-gone times, sigh !!! NICE shot Charles !!! 3/31/2012 10:06:23 PM
Joseph Bishop General Great Shot! 4/1/2012 4:14:31 PM

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