News Archive

This page maintains all of the News Flash information from the Front Page as it rotates off the Front Page to help you find items referenced.

[20200831] NEWS.  WalthersProto releases Late 1960s Combined Super Chief / El Capitan set.  11 cars.  Also EMD F7 Phase II A/B units.  Read more about train and locomotives.  Preorder deadline is August 31, 2020. [7/14/20]

[20200622] NEWS FLASH:  Society and Westerfield Models offer special SALE until June 27, 2020!  Read all about it!

[20200624] NEWS FLASH:  2020 Virtual Convention for June 20, 2020! REGISTRATION OPEN.  Read all about it!  [6/9/2020]  Society will release Strapac’s Santa Fe Steam Compendium Volume 2 – Modern Locomotives in book and CD; Walz’s Santa Fe’s New Mexico Division: Varnish, Coal, Copper and Cattleand the 1950 System Time Table at the Virtual Convention and to the general public the following Monday!

[20200420] NEWS FLASH – Winslow Mini-Meet CANCELLED.  We will see you next year. Help out the La Posada and request a gift certificate instead of a refund! [4/20/2020]

[20200411]  NEWS FLASH – Denver Mini-Meet POSTPONED!  Date TBD  [4/11/2020]

[20200422] 2020 Annual Convention hard copy information POSTED!  On-line registration Now Available! New Mexico public health has not recommended cancellation so we are still on.  Please note change in cancellation policy. THIS CONVENTION IS POSTPONED to June 15-20, 2021.

[20200422] NOTICE:  The 2021 Convention will be in Kansas City, KS from June 15-20, 2021.  THIS WILL BE PUSHED TO 2022.

[20200422] Upcoming (NEW!):  23rd Annual Kansas City Mini-Meet.  Learn more.  The Winslow, Arizona Mini-Meet will be held on May 9, 2020 at the La Posada Hotel & Gardens, the former Harvey House.  [Updated 4/21/2020]

[20200324]  Society is backing Prototype Junction Bx-11, Bx-12 and Bx-13 HO injection-molded boxcars.  Check out details on our site and theirsBuy in!  Unfortunately, not enough people bought into the project so it did not make.

[20190912] Kistler Photos Now Available for Order!  If you have always wanted some of Stan Kistler’s iconic photographs of Santa Fe equipment, now is your chance.  Ordering Information. Additional catalogs added!

[20191207]  The Society is proud to release two new books:

  • Livestock Operations: History, Equipment, Facilities & Modeling.  By J. Stephen Sandifer.  Learn more.  Instructions for accessing on-line supplemental information are available in the book description.  (On-line supplemental information has been updated to include PDF files in addition to the original Excel files. There is also some new information. 5-Oct-2019)
  • Santa Fe Hoppers & Gondolas: 1960 – 1995.  By Charles Slater.  Learn more.

[20191027] Addendum to “An Organizational History of the Santa Fe: 1869- 1995” available!  Additional information on this topic has become available and Bob Walz has compiled it into an Addendum to his work.  The Addendum is included with new sales and is free for anyone who purchased one already.  If you have already purchased, just email us at and let us know whether you prefer a digital or hard copy Addendum and the address!

[20190717] Society decals and detail parts now in on-line Company Store!  Check them out here.

[20190811] New citrus industry information and photos posted!  Check them out here.

[20190806] 2019 Convention UPDATE!  Members and friends of the Santa Fe are invited to join us July 26-28, 2019 for our Annual Convention, held this year in Pueblo, Colorado, and featuring lots of Santa Fe and steel town action.  A new update was posted on June 24, 2019 with new hotel information.  Please check out the revised information!

[20190717] Take the American Limited Tank Car Survey!  Closes Friday, June 28th!

[20190622]  New Member Forum paint discussion! Members can join a discussion on best paints to replicate Santa Fe colors. Go to Members, Forum, Modeling Forum, General Modeling, and select the paint discussion!

[20190622] Athearn Caboose/Way Car model new review from Bob Walz.

[20190605] Site Maintenance Note:  A server upgrade is planned for June 4, 2019 between 16:00 and 19:00 PST.  Site performance may be affected.

[20190602] You are Invited to AT&SF 2926’s 75th Birthday Party on May 26, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico!  Flyer

[20180811] New Forum Topic:  What is Santa Fe Maintenance-of-Way “grey”?  Join the discussion in the Forum.

[20160428] Clinics Announced for Winslow Mini-Meet on April 27th.  Bill Childers – Gulf & Northern, Craig Foster, Bridges at Topock, Kenny Rhoads – Restoring the Verde Valley, and John Smith, Modeling the Santa Fe in “O” Scale.  Read more. (scroll down to mini-meets).  Don’t forget Indianapolis Mini-Meet, also on April 27th!  flyer

Check out the new Santa Fe Steam Compendium, Volume 1!  Written by noted locomotive historian Joseph Strapac, this important work details Santa Fe’s steam locomotives, including some newly discovered, and those operated by subsidiary lines.  A great addition to any Santa Fe or steam fan’s library!  Read About | Purchase [Moved to Archive 4/2/2019]