Post by Rob Albritton on Mar 19, 2020 21:54:19 GMT -5
So, I guess no big surprise here: The Super Chief is my baby. It is not one of my favorites - it IS my favorite streamliner. period.
Since we are all "Home Alone" for a while here, Hans and I thought you would enjoy following along as we do the research and development of these new projects. Now granted, I still have a day job that is still keeping me pretty busy telecommuting all day, but I hope to have updates as often as I can.
I'm also living at a home school with three grade school aged kids - so the tension level is rising quickly. In fact, my wife informed me this morning that her home school would be closing next week due to the Coronavirus. I don't think she is kidding. She did not look like she was kidding. She looked quite disturbed, in a horror film sort of way. Complete with the messed up makeup.
OK, so let me revise a bit. IF I am not chopped up by deranged family members wielding kitchen cutlery, THEN I hope to provide updates on the Super Chief.
But back to the ATSF - that will be in my next post.
Post by Rob Albritton on Mar 20, 2020 19:09:42 GMT -5
A quick update for tonight:
Debating between the 1951 and summer 1953 consist for the Super Chief. There are very few differences, but I want to research them tomorrow.
My primary source for information is the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society publications. They are thick, well documented materials that are 99.99% accurate. I will back them up with photos, films, and other primary sources.
My thinking is to use these posts as my location for recording research notes, so everyone can see exactly what goes into the process, and how decisions are made.