Are You Addicted To Model Railroading?

This interview with Sam D. Teague is all about model railroads. Are you already hooked on building a model railroad? If you are... you will already know why it is one of the most popular hobbies with railroad enthusiasts. If you're not... you may want to start after reading this interview!     How did... Continue Reading →


Sam D. Teague In The Latest Issue of Live Steam Magazine

May / June 2016 VOLUME 50 NUMBER 3 FEATURES Vertical Hot Air Engine JERRY R. GROVES The Statfold Barn Railway MIKE SAVAGE AT&SF 5000 versus UP 4014 SAM D. TEAGUE Saving Skookum – Her Story and a Commentary on Her Life, Times and the Technology of Then and Now DR. BILL ZINGHEIM Building the New... Continue Reading →

Santa Fe Locomotive Development: A Pictorial History in Chronological Order Steam to Diesel 1869 – 1957 Paperback Now Available!

This book encompasses in brief the story of Madame Queen and embraces steam locomotive development on the Santa Fe from 1869 to the officially announced end of steam operations in 1953. The actual end date of steam operation was August 1957. Presented for the first time in chronological order in one publication, here is a... Continue Reading →

El Capitan- An Excerpt “AT&SF Coach 535 Victorian Era Survivor” By Sam D. Teague

In 1938, one year after the Super Chief began operations, the El Capitan began operations.  It operated between Chicago and Los Angeles twice a week. It departed Dearborn Station at 5:45 P.M. and arrived in Los Angeles at 7:30 A.M. the second morning. Services aboard the El Capitan included free pillows, drinking cups and the standard services of a porter. Meals... Continue Reading →

New Book Coming Soon!

AT&SF Coach 535 Victorian Era Survivor By Sam D. Teague The story of an extraordinary Victorian era coach # 535 built by the Barney & Smith Car Company in 1887 for the Santa Fe Railway, was almost lost forever. Donated to the Railroad Artifact Preservation Society in 2010, the author takes you on an incredible... Continue Reading →

Last Minute Christmas Gift

If you are look for a special gift for a train enthusiast, consider giving them our latest new product; Santa Fe Locomotive Development: A Pictorial History in Chronological Order Steam to Diesel 1869-1957 - Kindle Edition. This book is now available in Kindle Edition and can be downloaded as an instant gift. No need to... Continue Reading →

Santa Fe Depot, Amarillo Texas.

The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway constructed a new depot in downtown Amarillo Texas in 1910.  The new depot also contained a new Harvey House restaurant. To the south of the depot the railroad built a large freight house and warehouse which has been torn down. The photo below shows how the depot looks... Continue Reading →

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