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Santa Fe U23B’s Depart East Dallas Yard

February 11, 2010

I haven’t posted anything from my Instamatic days recently, so let’s go back to Dallas in 1971. East Dallas Yard was too far from home for me to bicycle there, so I would catch a Vickery bus which dropped me off downtown. I would then transfer to a Fair Park bus which dropped me off a few blocks away from the yard.

Three Santa Fe U23B's depart East Dallas with a NB manifest in late 1971

The daily Dallas-Gainesville manifest is about to pass under the Thornton Expressway as it departs the Santa Fe’s East Dallas yard in late 1971.

East Dallas Yard was sold to DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) some years back. DART built their main service facility and storage yard here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Fred Holbrook permalink
    February 21, 2010 5:59 pm

    The overpass was under construction in the summer of ’63 when I worked for Santa Fe as summer time replacement on extra board for switchmen. In the summer of ’62 In worked for FRISCO in Birmingham and Oklahoma City as fireman and worked with the first U25Bs. The first short hood U25Bs were shipped to Birmingham, Ala. from the manufactures plant to save on taxes. We left Birmingham with 11 locomotives at the head of train the head of motive power for FRISCO and a factory representative rode in the freshly commissioned locomotives.

    • Utah permalink
      November 5, 2012 8:56 pm

      Fred your Father never took a break switching the yard in SLSF Sherman. I always caught a ride with your father to McGraw’s cafe when I slept in the old locker room.


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