AMERICA'S STREAMLINERS

SANTA FE

(PRE WW II)

Most of the great Santa Fe streamliners included "Chief" as part of the name. The train simply named the Chief operated daily between Chicago and Los Angeles. While the more famous and more luxurious Super Chief over the same route did not operate daily until 1947. The Super Chief was all sleeping cars, while the all coach counterpart on that route was El Capitan. Additional pre war streamliners included the Kansas Cityan (westbound) and Chicagoan (eastbound), along with trains in two corridors in California.


Only streamlined trains and the most important stations are shown.


April 19, 1942  #11       #19       #21       #17
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Chicago          9:30 am  12:01 pm   5:45 pm   7:15 pm
Shopton          1:20 pm   4:59 pm   9:22 pm  10:57 pm
Kansas City      5:15 pm  10:10 pm  12:47 am   2:27 am
Topeka           6:24 pm  -----     -----     -----
Newton           8:42 pm   1:35 am   3:40 am   5:20 am
Oklahoma City   12:30 am  -----     -----     -----
La Junta        -----      7:20 am   7:42 am   9:17 am
Las Vegas NM    -----     12:20 pm  12:07 pm   1:37 pm
Albuquerque     -----      3:50 pm   3:05 pm   4:40 pm
Winslow         -----      9:22 pm   7:42 pm   9:20 pm
Needles         -----      3:35 am  12:48 am   2:18 am
Barstow         -----      7:35 am   4:02 am   5:32 am
Los Angeles     -----     11:50 am   7:30 am   9:00 am
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April 19, 1942  #22       #20       #18       #12
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Los Angeles      1:30 pm  12:01 pm   8:00 pm  -----
Barstow          4:47 pm   3:50 pm  11:17 pm  -----
Needles          7:38 pm   6:45 pm   2:08 am  -----
Winslow          3:03 am   3:25 am   9:30 am  -----
Albuquerque      7:35 am   9:00 am   2:05 pm  -----
Las Vegas NM    10:22 am  12:05 pm   4:54 pm  -----
La Junta         2:45 pm   5:05 pm   9:20 pm  -----
Oklahoma City   -----     -----     -----      6:45 am
Newton           8:35 pm  12:45 am   3:08 am  10:27 am
Topeka          -----     -----     -----     12:33 pm
Kansas City     11:37 pm   4:10 am   6:07 am   2:00 pm
Shopton          3:15 am   8:38 am   9:45 am   5:34 pm
Chicago          7:15 am   1:25 pm   1:45 pm   9:30 pm
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SUPER CHIEF (#17-#18)
(required 2 sets/operated twice weekly)

Baggage Dorm Lounge        1386 - San Clemente (Budd 1938)
17R Sleeper                Tuba (Pullman-Standard 1938)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper         (6 cars available) (Pullman-Standard 1939)
6BR/2C/2DR Sleeper         Taos (Budd 1937)
Club Lounge                1370 - Acoma (Budd 1937)
Diner                      1474 - Cochiti (Budd 1937)
6BR/2C/2DR Sleeper         Oraibi (Budd 1937)
8S/2C/2BR Sleeper          Laguna (Budd 1937)
2DR/3C/1BR Observation     Navajo (Budd 1937)

Baggage Dorm Lounge        1387 - San Acacia (Budd 1938)
17R Sleeper                Chimayo (Pullman-Standard 1938)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper         Tchirege (Pullman-Standard 1938)
Club Lounge                1377 - Agathla (Budd 1938)
Diner                      1485 - Awatobi (Budd 1938)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper         Tsankawa (Pullman-Standard 1938)
8S/2C/2BR Sleeper          Tyuonyi (Pullman-Standard 1938)
4DR/1BR Observation        Puye (Pullman-Standard 1938)

CHIEF (#19-#20)
(required 6 sets/operated daily)

Baggage Club               1380-1385 - San _____ (Budd 1937)
17R Sleeper                (Pullman-Standard 1938)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper         (Pullman-Standard 1938)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper         (Pullman-Standard 1938)
8S/2C/2BR Sleeper          (Pullman-Standard 1938)
Dorm Club Lounge           1371-1376 (Budd 1937)
Diner                      1475-1484 (from series) (Budd 1937)
4DR/1BR Observation        (Pullman-Standard 1938)

EL CAPITAN (#21-#22)
(required 2 sets/operated twice weekly)

(all cars built by Budd in 1938)

Baggage Dorm Coach         3480/3481
52 Seat Coach              3103/3105
Lunch Counter Diner        1505/1506
52 Seat Coach              3104/3106
50 Seat Coach Observation  3198/3199

KANSAS CITYAN (#11)
CHICAGOAN (#12)
(required 2 sets)

(all cars built by Budd in 1938)

Baggage Mail               3401/3402
52 Seat Coach              3107/3110
52 Seat Coach              3108/3111
52 Seat Coach              3109/3112
Club Coach                 1399/1398
Diner                      1487/1486
Parlor Observation         3241/3242

February 8, 1942  #61       #63
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Bakersfield       11:10 am   4:15 pm
Fresno            12:59 pm   6:04 pm
Stockton           3:00 pm   8:06 pm
Oakland            4:50 pm   9:55 pm
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February 8, 1942  #60       #62
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Oakland            8:20 am   6:20 pm
Stockton          10:10 am   8:06 pm
Fresno            12:12 pm  10:05 pm
Bakersfield        2:00 pm  11:59 pm
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GOLDEN GATE (#60-#61-#62-#63)
(required 2 sets)

(all cars built by Budd in 1938 except 60 seat coaches)
(cars 3090-3091-3093-3095 built by Budd in 1937)

Baggage Coach              3490/3491
52 Seat Coach              3116/3115
60 Seat Coach              3095/3093
Lunch Counter Tavern       1501/1502
Club Coach                 3117/3118
60 Seat Coach              3090/3091
Parlor Observation         3243/3244

February 8, 1942  #70       #74       #76       #78
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Los Angeles        8:30 am  12:30 pm   4:30 pm   9:00 pm
San Diego         11:15 am   3:15 pm   7:15 pm  11:45 pm
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February 8, 1942  #71       #73       #77       #79
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San Diego          8:00 am  12:30 pm   4:00 pm   8:00 pm
Los Angeles       10:45 am   3:15 pm   6:45 pm  10:45 pm
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SAN DIEGAN (#70-#71-#73-#74-#76-#77-#78-#79)
(required 2 sets)

Baggage Mail               3400/3403? (Budd 1937/1941)
60 Seat Coach              3072-3101 (from series) (Budd 1937)
60 Seat Coach              3072-3101 (from series) (Budd 1937)
Lunch Counter Tavern       1500/150?? (Budd 1938/1941)
Parlor Observation         3240/3245? (Budd 1938/1941)