ATSF Documents – Passenger Trains and Equipment

This page includes Santa Fe documents about passenger trains and equipment.  Because Santa Fe passenger trains were heavily advertised, additional information can also be found in the section for “ATSF Documents – Advertising and Public Relations.”

PASSENGER TRAIN CONSISTS – Below are Santa Fe circulars describing consists for the different passenger trains.  Click on date to see file for the date shown.

1914-June

1916-June

1921-March

(Supplement)

1925-June

1927-June

1928-March

1929-November

1931-February

1931-May

1931-November

1934-May

1937-January

1938-May

1939-June

1940-January

1940-June

1940-October

1941-June

1946-June

1946-September

1947-January

1947-June

1948-January (Supplement)

1949-February

1954-August

1954-March

1955-October

1957-January

1959-August

1960-August

1963-April

1966-July

1967-September

1968-April

1968-July

1968-September

1969-June

1970-June

1970-September

1971-February

1971-May (Amtrak)

Official Guide - 1931    Circular 33-S - Passenger Department Instructions for Trainmen - 1943

Passenger Circulars 1 & 2 – Instructions for Assignment of Reserved Space

“This circular shows details of operation, assignments of space, and arrangements for wiring unsold space, in all sleeping cars, parlor cars, cafe-observation cars, lounge cars, and chair cars in which space is assigned, operated on Santa Fe Lines.”

Circular 1 was first issued in 1939 and the document posted below has been updated to 1955.  Circular 2 replaced Circular 1 in 1959.  The posted document is updated to 1966.

Documents have been divided in to multiple parts to maintain manageable file sizes.

Passenger Circular 1: Assignment of Space in Sleeping, Parlor and Observation Cars - 1953, Part 1    Passenger Circular 1: Assignment of Space in Sleeping, Parlor and Observation Cars - 1953, Part 2    Passenger Circular 1: Assignment of Space in Sleeping, Parlor and Observation Cars - 1953, Part 3    Passenger Circular 1: Assignment of Space in Sleeping, Parlor and Observation Cars - 1953, Part 4

Passenger Circular 2: Assignment of Space in Sleeping and Chair Cars - 1966 Part 1    Passenger Circular 2: Assignment of Space in Sleeping and Chair Cars - 1966 Part 2