The Santa Fe Railroad And Its Famous Passenger Trains

Family Travel Host USA

By Joelyn Pullano 

 

The Santa Fe was possibly America’s most famous railroad and definitely one of the most successful. Freight and passengers rode over the Santa Fe rails form the 1860s until 1995 when the AT & SF merged with Burlington Northern to form the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.

 

The Santa Fe became one of the strongest rail carriers in North America, it served as a distribution system for imports, exports, food products and manufactured goods produced in the United States. For all it’s successes as a freight carrier, the Santa Fe was most remembered for its fleet of stylish passenger trains, several of which ran until 1971. The railroads first passenger train was the 1892 inauguration of the California Limited, which was the premier train on the road’s Chicago-Los Angeles route. This was followed by the 1911 debut of the extra-fare De Luxe between Chicago…

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