Model Details

Santa Fe Observation Car


Santa Fe Observation Car

Uncatalogued Model - Image not from catalogue.

Years Released: 1967 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Santa Fe Observation Car
Running Number: 3102
Category: Passenger Rolling Stock
Passenger Rolling Stock
Model Information: * Image and information is from Pat Hammond books mentioned below. Model not released with British couplings, and also not released in a Tri-ang Hornby box.
Models Produced: * 3,750
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:


Company: A.T.S.F. - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Logo: A.T.S.F. Logo
Logo Years: ---
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Livery: A.T.S.F. Silver
A.T.S.F. Silver
Livery Details: Steel silver.
Company Information: The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad commonly called AT&SF, or just plain Santa Fe is currently the largest US railroad. Itís meager beginnings date back to itsí namesake cities being connected as far back as 1859. Expansion resulted in boom-towns being built and owned by the railway to exploit gold and silver reserves being uncovered in the Colorado Rockies during the late 1800ís.
The railroad was made famous during the late 1940ís and 1950ís due to its ties with movie stars in Hollywood. Train travel was a thing of glamour and the AT&SF did not disappoint. Famous named trains include the Super Chief and El Capitan that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. For these services the famous war-bonnet scheme was introduced.
By 1971 all passenger services were relinquished to the government run Amtrak.

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Model Year Details (1)

1967 R.817 1967
Santa Fe Observation Car

Related Service Sheets (2)

7a OO/HO General Spares - 1A January 1960
7b OO/HO General Spares - 1B August 1963

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R.817 - Santa Fe Observation Car - 1967
R.817 Santa Fe Observation Car - 1967

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