AMERICA'S STREAMLINERS

SANTA FE

(DOME ERA)

The Santa Fe assigned its newest and best cars to its premier train, the Super Chief and El Capitan. With many of those trains' original post war cars subsequently assigned to other trains. Many pre war cars on the Chief continued to perform well, into Amtrak ownership in the 1970's. Later in 1956, El Capitan received new high level cars, a concept used by no other railroad. Although the high level concept perhaps inspired the development of Amtrak's Superliner long distance cars.


Only streamlined trains and the most important stations are shown.


April, 1956     #19        #1       #21       #17       #61       #63
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Chicago          9:00 am   4:00 pm   5:45 pm   7:00 pm  -----     -----
Shopton         12:55 pm   8:05 pm   9:45 pm  11:05 pm  -----     -----
Kansas City      4:30 pm  11:40 pm   1:15 am   2:45 am  -----     -----
Topeka          -----     12:50 am  -----     -----     -----     -----
Newton           7:30 pm   3:15 am   4:15 am   5:50 am  -----     -----
La Junta        11:50 pm  -----      8:15 am   9:50 am  -----     -----
Las Vegas NM     4:03 am  -----     12:40 pm   2:13 pm  -----     -----
Amarillo        -----      9:40 am  -----     -----     -----     -----
Belen           -----      3:00 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Albuquerque      7:10 am  -----      3:55 pm   5:25 pm  -----     -----
Winslow         11:22 am   7:05 pm   8:07 pm   9:32 pm  -----     -----
Needles          4:00 pm  11:55 pm  12:46 am   2:06 am  -----     -----
Barstow          6:55 pm   3:00 am   3:37 am   4:57 am  -----     -----
Los Angeles     10:30 pm  -----      7:15 am   8:30 am  -----     -----
Bakersfield     -----      6:45 am  -----     -----     11:00 am   4:00 pm
Fresno          -----      8:45 am  -----     -----     12:45 pm   5:45 pm
Stockton        -----     10:55 am  -----     -----      2:52 pm   7:45 pm
Oakland         -----      1:05 pm  -----     -----      4:50 pm   9:40 pm
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April, 1956     #22       #60        #2       #18       #20       #62
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Oakland         -----      8:10 am  11:25 am  -----     -----      6:00 pm
Stockton        -----     10:05 am   1:20 pm  -----     -----      8:00 pm
Fresno          -----     12:10 pm   3:30 pm  -----     -----     10:05 pm
Bakersfield     -----      2:05 pm   5:30 pm  -----     -----     11:59 pm
Los Angeles      1:30 pm  -----     -----      7:00 pm  10:00 pm  -----
Barstow          5:03 pm  -----      9:20 pm  10:35 pm   1:38 am  -----
Needles          7:40 pm  -----     12:05 am   1:17 am   4:15 am  -----
Winslow          2:30 am  -----      6:50 am   8:05 am  11:00 am  -----
Albuquerque      6:55 am  -----     -----     12:25 pm   3:20 pm  -----
Belen           -----     -----     11:00 am  -----     -----     -----
Amarillo        -----     -----      5:45 pm  -----     -----     -----
Las Vegas NM     9:35 am  -----     -----      3:08 pm   5:58 pm  -----
La Junta         1:55 pm  -----     -----      7:30 pm  10:10 pm  -----
Newton           8:05 pm  -----     12:30 am   1:35 am   4:20 am  -----
Topeka          -----     -----      2:45 am  -----     -----     -----
Kansas City     11:20 pm  -----      4:20 am   4:50 am   7:45 am  -----
Shopton          3:00 am  -----      8:05 am   8:25 am  11:20 pm  -----
Chicago          7:15 am  -----     12:20 pm  12:30 pm   3:30 pm  -----
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SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF (#1-#2)
(required 6 sets)

48 Seat Coaches        2816-2860 (Budd 1953)
Full Dome Lounge       550-555 (Budd 1954)
Diner                  (see below)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     Regal _____ (see below)
24DUP Sleeper          Indian _____ (see below)
4DR/1BR Lounge         (Pullman-Standard 1938/former observation)
10R/3BR/2C Sleeper     Blue _____ (see below) (Chicago-Lubbock)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ or Pine _____ (see below) (KC-Oakland)
8S/2C/2BR Sleeper      (Pullman-Standard 1938) (New Orleans-Oakland)

SUPER CHIEF (#17-#18)
(required 5 sets)

Baggage                3453-3466 (from series) (ACF 1950)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     Regal _____ (see below) (New York via NYC)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ or Pine _____ (see below) (New York-NYC)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     Regal _____ (see below) (New York via PRR)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ or Pine _____ (see below) (DC via B&O)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     Regal _____ (see below)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ or Pine _____ (see below)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ or Pine _____ (see below) (KC-LA)
Dome Lounge            500-505 (PS 1950)
Diner                  600-606 (PS 1950)
Lounge Dorm            1339-1345 (PS 1950)
4DR/1BR Observation    Vista _____ (PS 1948 4 cars)(ACF 1951 1 car)

CHIEF (#19-#20)
(required 6 sets)

Baggage Club           1380-1385 - San _____ (Budd 1937)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     (Pullman-Standard 1938)
17R Sleeper            (Pullman-Standard 1938)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ or Pine _____ (see below)
Dorm Club Lounge       1371-1376 (Budd 1937)
Diner                  1475-1484 (from series) (Budd 1937)
Coaches                (see below)

EL CAPITAN (#21-#22)
(required 5 sets)

Mail                   82-88 (from series) (ACF 1947)
Baggage Dorm           3477-3479 (PS 1947)+3480-3481 (Budd 1938)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950)
Lunch Counter Diner    1566-1577 (from series) (PS 1950)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950)
Full Dome Lounge       506-513 (from series) (Budd 1954)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950)
Lunch Counter Diner    1566-1577 (from series) (PS 1950)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950)
Coach Observation      3197 (PS 1940)+3198-9 (Budd 1938)+3246-8 (PS 1947)

EL CAPITAN (#21-#22)
(high level consists introduced 1956)
(required 5 sets)

(all high level cars built by Budd in 1956)
(experimental cars 526-527 built by Budd in 1954)

Mail                   82-88 (from series) (ACF 1947)
Baggage Dorm           3477-3479 (PS 1947)+3480-3481 (Budd 1938)
68 Seat High Level     526-537 (from series)
72 Seat High Level     700-724 (from series)
72 Seat High Level     700-724 (from series)
High Level Diner       650-655 (from series)
High Level Lounge      575-580 (from series)
72 Seat High Level     700-724 (from series)
72 Seat High Level     700-724 (from series)
72 Seat High Level     700-724 (from series)
68 Seat High Level     526-537 (from series)

(68 seat high level cars had one end at standard car level)
(baggage dorm cars modified with transitional streamlining for high level)

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

April, 1956     #11       #15        #9
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Chicago          9:45 am   6:00 pm  10:00 pm
Shopton          1:35 pm   9:55 pm   2:55 am
Kansas City      5:30 pm   1:25 am   7:30 am
Topeka           6:40 pm  -----     -----
Newton           9:00 pm   4:30 am  -----
Oklahoma City   12:45 am   8:30 am  -----
Fort Worth       -----     1:00 pm  -----
Temple           -----     3:29 pm  -----
Houston          -----     7:10 pm  -----
Galveston        -----     8:15 pm  -----
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April, 1956     #10       #16       #12
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Galveston       -----      6:50 am  -----
Houston         -----      8:10 am  -----
Temple          -----     11:35 am  -----
Fort Worth      -----      2:05 pm  -----
Oklahoma City   -----      6:00 pm   5:00 am
Newton          -----      9:55 pm   8:40 am
Topeka          -----     -----     10:50 am
Kansas City     10:00 pm   1:10 am  12:25 pm
Shopton          2:30 am   4:45 am   4:00 pm
Chicago          7:30 am   9:00 am   8:00 pm
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KANSAS CITY CHIEF (#9-#10)
(required 2 sets)

Baggage                3453-3466 (from series) (ACF 1950)
6S/6R/4BR Sleeper      _____ Valley (see below) (Chicago-Galveston)
Diner                  (see below)
Coaches                (see below)

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

Baggage Mail           3401/3402 (Budd 1938)
52 Seat Coach          3107/3110 (Budd 1938)
52 Seat Coach          3108/3111 (Budd 1938)
52 Seat Coach          3109/3112 (Budd 1938)
Full Dome Lounge       506-513 (from series) (Budd 1954)
Diner                  1487/1486 (Budd 1938)
8S/2C/2BR Sleeper      (Pullman-Standard 1938) (Kansas City-Dallas)
Parlor Observation     3241/3242 (Budd 1938)

TEXAS CHIEF (#15-#16)
(required 3 sets)

Baggage                3409-3426 (from series) (ACF 1947)
Club Lounge            1347-1349 (PS 1947)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     Regal _____ (see below)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ or Pine _____ (see below)
24DUP Sleeper          Indian _____ (see below) (Chicago-Fort Worth)
Diner                  1489-1495 (from series) (Budd 1942)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950)
Lounge Dorm            1390/1392/1393 (Budd 1946) (Chicago-Dallas)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     Regal _____ (see below) (Chicago-Dallas)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ or Pine _____ (see below) (CHI-DAL)
10R/3BR/2C Sleeper     Blue _____ (see below) (Chicago-Wichita)
Diner                  1496-1498 (Budd 1942) (Chicago-Dallas)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2945 (from series) (PS 1947/1950) (CHI-DAL)

April 29, 1956  #70       #72       #74       #76       #78       #80
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Los Angeles      7:45 am   9:00 am  12:30 pm   4:30 pm   8:00 pm  11:15 pm
San Diego       10:15 am  11:45 am   3:00 pm   7:00 pm  10:30 pm   2:15 am
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April 29, 1956  #71       #73       #75       #77       #79       #81
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San Diego        5:30 am   9:00 am  11:15 am   4:00 pm   6:30 pm  10:00 pm
Los Angeles      8:00 am  11:30 am   1:45 pm   6:35 pm   9:30 pm  12:30 pm
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SAN DIEGAN (#70-#71-#72-#73-#74-#75-#76-#77-#78-#79-#80-#81)
(required 3 sets)
(third set introduced in 1956 using cars displaced from other trains)

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)

CARS ASSIGNED TO VARIOUS DIFFERENT TRAINS

48 Seat Coach          2816-2860 (Budd 1953)
44 Seat Coach          2861-2911 (PS 1947)
44 Seat Coach          2912-2945 (PS 1950)
52 Seat Coach          3070 (Budd 1936)
52 Seat Coach          3071 (St. Louis 1936)
60 Seat Coach          3072-3101 (Budd 1937)
52 Seat Coach          3102-3118 (Budd 1938)
52 Seat Coach          3119 (Budd 1940)
60 Seat Coach          3137-3150 (Budd 1941)
52 Seat Coach          3151-3166 (Budd 1946)
Diner                  1474-1484 (Budd 1937)
Diner                  1485-1487 (Budd 1938)
Diner                  1488 (PS 1940)
Diner                  1489-1498 (Budd 1942)
10R/3BR/2C Sleeper     Blue _____ (19 cars available) (PS 1948)
24DUP Sleeper          Indian _____ (12 cars available) (PS 1948)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Palm _____ (13 cars available) (ACF 1951)
10R/6BR Sleeper        Pine _____ (27 cars available) (Budd 1950)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     Regal _____ (17 cars available) (PS 1948)
4BR/4C/2DR Sleeper     Regal _____ (15 cars available) (ACF 1950)
6S/6R/4BR Sleeper      _____ Valley (26 cars available) (PS 1942)