Rebuilding the Santa Fe This is a collaborative project by the Society, its members, and Santa Fe modelers to “rebuild” the Santa Fe in model form! The goal of this initiative is to represent each class of Santa Fe locomotive, rolling stock, and many of its structures. We welcome all to review the modeling work of Santa Fe fans and to recapture the feel for the diverse mix of locomotives, cars and equipment that made the Santa Fe distinctive! Where locomotives and rolling stock underwent iterations in paint scheme, we will endeavor to show each one as modelers submit their work to us. !
The photos are organized by steam locomotive wheel type, then class; diesel locomotive manufacturer class, then number series; passenger equipment by type; rolling stock by class; and structures alphabetically by location or type. Click on the image for a larger view that also allows you to eliminate the caption. Enjoy!
ATSF Mogul #9446
ATSF Mogul #9446 (2-6-0) was the last Mogul to operate on the Santa Fe. The Mogul was not a common engine on the Santa Fe. This model started with a Bachmann engine, added a 3D printed tender top and truck conversion from ATSF N Scale Models, a DCC Tsunami decoder and a sugar cube speaker in the tender. Model and photo by Dirk Jan Blikkendaal.
ATSF Consolidation #664
ATSF Consolidation #664 (2-8-0) was the last Consolidation operating on the Santa Fe and is now at Travel Town in Los Angeles. This model started as an Athearn engine with new 3D printed cab and smoke stack, modified etched running boards/details/number board, new 3D printed 8500 gallon tender by ATSF N Scale Models, an 8x16 mm coreless motor + DCC decoder and sound. Model and photo by Dirk Jan Blikkendaal.
ATSF Ten Wheeler #475
ATSF Ten Wheeler (4-6-0) #475 was built by Rhode Island in 1900-1901. Santa Fe rostered 30. The model is a Hallmark brass import photo by Bob Walz. HO scale.
ATSF Atlantic #1498
ATSF Atlantic (4-4-2) #1498 was a speedster built by Baldwin in 1910 as one of the 23 member 1480 Class. This model shows the post 1927 appearance, after the engine was simpled. The model is a Balboa brass import, photo by Bob Walz. HO scale
ATSF Prairie #1000
ATSF Praire (2-6-2) #1000. The 1000 class were built by Baldwin in 1901. The model is a Key brass import, photo by Bob Walz. HO scale.
ATSF Prairie #1800
ATSF Prairie (2-6-2) #1800 was one of 88 built by Baldwin in 1906/07 for the Santa Fe. This engine, the class engine of the 1800 class, was designed as a balanced engine that could provide both freight and passenger service and received extensive use in the central part of the Santa Fe system. Prairies hung on until almost the very end. The model is a Balboa brass import, photo by Bob Walz. HO scale.
ATSF 0-8-0 Switcher #845
ATSF 0-8-0 Switcher #845. Built by Rhode Island in 1902 as a 2-8-0. Rebuilt in 1930 as an 0-8-0. The model is a Sunset brass import, photo by Bob Walz. HO scale.
ATSF Pacific #1260
ATSF Pacific (4-6-2) #1260. This is a member of the 1226 Class of Pacifics. No. 1260 was built by Baldwin in 1906. The model is a Key brass import custom painted by Don Murphy. Photo by Bob Walz. HO scale.
ATSF Pacific #1385
ATSF Pacific (4-6-2) #1385 was built by Baldwin in 1913 and rebuilt by ATSF in 1923. This model shows it in its rebuilt condition. The model is a Pacific Fast Mail brass import, photo by Bob Walz. HO scale.
ATSF Mikado #3116
ATSF Mikado #3116 was built by Baldwin in 1913 as part of the 3100 Class. It is a Red Caboose kit modified, painted and lettered. Won First Place in Steam Locomotives in 2017. Model and Photo by Master Santa Fe Modeler Charlie Slater. HO scale.
ATSF Mikado #4030
ATSF Mikado (2-8-2) #4030 was built by Baldwin in 1923.
It was part of the 4000 Class. This model received a Certificate of Technical Merit for Motive Power and Second Place Steam Locomotive in 2017. Model by Harlan Boyce, SFRH&MS photo. HO scale.
ATSF Santa Fe #1624 & 1627 (2-10-2)
ATSF Santa Fe (2-10-2) #1624 and 1627 are two 1600 class "small" Santa Fe class engines. These models are N scale, modified Bachmann engines with a 3D printed cab by MJMX models, modified etched running board and etched/styrene number boards, Detail Associates Elesco feedwater heater on pilot deck and a 3D printed (resin castings) 1200 gallon Mallet tenders + etchings by ATSF N Scale Models. Also equipped with DCC Tsunami decoders. Model and photo by Dirk Jan Blikkendaal.
ATSF Santa Fe #3808 and #3909
ATSF Santa Fe's #3808 and #3909 are both members of the 3800 class 2-10-2s. These N scale models show two styles of tenders. The models started as modified Con-Cor engines with an extra sand dome, etched/styrene number board, new 3D printed cab by MJMX Models, Detail Associates pilot and Elesco feedwater heater, new 15000 or 20000 gallon 3D printed (resin casting) tenders and etchings from ATSF N Scale Models, with a DCC Tsunami decoder and speaker in the tender. Models and photo by Dirk Jan Blikkendaal.
ATSF Santa Fe #3909
ATSF Santa Fe #3909 (2-10-2) is a member of the 3800 class 2-10-2s. The model started as a modified Con-Cor engine with an extra sand dome, etched/styrene number board, new 3D printed cab by MJMX Models, Detail Associates pilot and Elesco feedwater heater, new 20000 gallon 3D printed (resin casting) tenders and etchings from ATSF N Scale Models, with a DCC Tsunami decoder and speaker in the tender. Model and photo by Dirk Jan Blikkendaal.
ATSF Mallet #3299 (2-8-8-0)
ATSF Mallet (2-8-8-0) #3299. Initially assembled as the 3200 class by Santa Fe from 1950 Class Consolidations and parts from Baldwin in 1911, they were renumbered into the 3296 class in 1917. The units under performed and were returned to Consolidations (the 3200 class) in 1923. This model was scratch built in brass by Master Santa Fe Modeler Ian MacKellar and shows the engine in its final appearance before being broken back up. This engine received a Certificate of Technical Excellence for Motive Power and First Place Steam Locomotive in 2017. Model by Ian MacKellar, SFRH&MS photo. HO scale.
ATSF Heavy Mountain #3781
ATSF Heavy Mountain (4-8-4) #3781. This member of the 3776 Class was built by Baldwin in 1941. This model shows an example with the original boiler. It received Third Place Steam in 2017. Model by Ramon Rhodes, SFRH&MS photo. HO scale.
ATSF Mallet #1791
ATSF Mallet (2-8-8-2) #1791. This monster was originally built by Alco-Schenectady in 1919 as a Norfolk & Western Y3 class engine and came to the Santa Fe as part of the 1790 class to alleviate a helper power shortage over Raton Pass. The Santa Fe modified them slightly for Raton coal and set them to work. This shows the unit set up for service over Raton. it is a Life Like Proto 2000 model, photo by Bob Walz. HO scale.
If you have an image of one or more of your models that you would like to share as part of this project, please upload a digital jpg image file of each model (at least 1 MB size) and in a separate Word document or email a description of what is represented (for example, locomotive class and number, rolling stock class and number, structure location), the model manufacturer, if any, and the approximate date represented, plus the name of the modeler and photographer. The image files and Word document should be uploaded to
https://www.dropbox.com/request/TzIAEG5EdOT70RFyyVtN. Emails should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submitted materials are considered donated to the Society with the right to use them in promoting the modeling of the Santa Fe.
Thank you for contributing!