Caboose Photo Archive
the cabooses of the AT&SF
(or Waycars as the Santa Fe called them)

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 Class Ce-1:
#999000-999314
Between 1966 and 1968, Santa Fe's West Wichita shops upgraded 315 all-steel cabooses for mainline pool service. Previously, cabooses had been assigned to individual crews, and were changed at every crew change point. Labor agreements reached in the 1960's allowed cabooses to run-through, but also required certain upgrades. The Ce-1's were equipped with cushion underframes and sealed windows in place of the old, sliding kind originally found on the cars. Taking the cupola end as the rear, the three windows on the right side of the car were initially retained, while the five windows on the left were reduced to four. Within a few years, the arrangement was changed to just two on the right and one on the left.
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )
 
 Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
 Kansas  1969  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 unknown  Jan 22, 2002  Steve Barker
  unknown  July 16, 1988  Robert Trennert
Fort Madison June 6, 1981  Mike Barton
 Tehachapi CA  April 281985  Pat Holden
unknown Oct 1981  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 unknown location  May 1984   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 unknown location
ex-2061, built by ATSF 1942, rebuilt 1967
preserved in Edison, CA
behind Johnston Farms Office
July 1983   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 unknown location    Charles Lanphere
from the
collection of
Stephen Devenish
 Portola CA
ex-507, built by ATSF 1949, rebuilt 1967
 Aug 9, 2002 Robert D.Ulberg  
unknown location   June 1986  David Casdorph
Fort Madison May 23, 1983  Mike Barton
999231 Junction TX
starting restoration
April 2014 Carter Ramzel
 unknown location    Charles Lanphere
from the
collection of
Stephen Devenish
 Tehachapi CA Jan 24, 1986   Pat Holden
  Strong City KS  Feb 2002  Steve Barker
   May 31, 1987  Robert Trennert
 Tehachapi CA
Sept 27, 1985
Pat Holden
999288      
Weir Tx  Apr 5, 2001  lew
     Mike Barton

 Class Ce-2
999315-999537
The second group of cabooses rebuilt for pool service emerged from Santa Fe's San Bernardino, CA shops in 1969 and 1970. The 223 members of the Ce-2 class differed only slightly from the Ce-1's, and most of the differences were internal. These cars also emerged with black roofs, some later had been repainted with a red roof.
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )
 
 Location & Information
 Date
 Photo Credit
 Tehachapi CA
 May 14, 1985
 Pat Holden
     

 Houston TX

CE2

 April 11. 1975
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
   
July 1986
 
   
July 1986
 
 
 Tehachapi CA
Jan 24, 1986
  Pat Holden
 Tehachapi CA
Jan 12, 1986
  Pat Holden
Caliente CA 
Oct 20, 1985
 Pat Holden
     
Martinez CA
a sad sight
2010
John B
999410 Highland CA Sept 2017 Jay Windley
 Portola CA
 Aug 9, 2002
Robert D.Ulberg  
 Mojave CA
 Jan 24, 1986
 Pat Holden
 unknown location
 May 1984
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Mojave CA
 Jan 24, 1986
 Pat Holden
 Tehachapi CA
Sept 27, 1985
  Pat Holden
     
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 unknown location
 
 Charles Lanphere
from the
collection of
Stephen Devenish
 unknown location
May 1986
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
Tehachapi CA 
Jan 24, 1986
 Pat Holden
Mojave CA 
Jan 24, 1986
 Pat Holden
Caliente CA 
Jan 12, 1985
 Pat Holden
Tehachapi CA 
Nov 10, 1985
 Pat Holden
Tehachapi CA 
Nov 10, 1985
 Pat Holden
Tehachapi CA  Nov 10, 1985  Pat Holden
  Mojave CA  Nov 10, 1985  Pat Holden
999475

out of service about 1990
now east of Fresno in a backyard

2009 Ron Severson
  Barstow CA  April 12, 1986  Pat Holden
Caliente CA  June 23, 1985  Pat Holden

999484

Mojave CA  Oct 20, 1985  Pat Holden
Mojave CA  Oct 20, 1985  Pat Holden
     May 1986  
  Caliente CA  June 22, 1985  Pat Holden
  Caliente CA  Jan 12, 1985  Pat Holden
Tehachapi CA  Nov 10, 1985  Pat Holden
  unknown location April 1, 1985  Pat Holden
 999525  Cedar Mill OR Mar 21, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg

 

Class Ce-3
999600-999636
The forty Ce-3 class cars were modified from standard steel cabooses by the West Wichita shops in 1968. The cars did not receive the extensive package of upgrades lavished on the Ce-1's and 2's, and were intended for use as local and transfer cabooses rather
than road cabooses.
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )

 
 Location & Information
 Date
 Photo Credit
 
999600
preserved in Avoca WI
July 2007
 
 
999602
Topeka KS
1975
 
 
999604
now located in Fairview OK
on a private ranch park
area being restored
Sept 2010
 
Topeka KS
1979
 
El Paso Tx
July 20, 1968
 
Oakhurst CA
on display
 Jan 13, 2009
 
         
 
Stillwager OK
1985
 

Class Ce-4
999637-999639
Rebuilt in 1969 from Ce-3 class cars of the same numbers, the Ce-4 class cars emerged without cupolas. They were used in southern New Mexico on the copper ore shuttles from the Chino open-pit copper mine at Santa Rita to the smelter at Hurley. Clearances at Hurley were such that a caboose with a cupola wouldn't fit through the unloader. When the Santa Fe's shuttle trains were replaced by a slurry pipeline in 1982, the Ce-4's were out of a job. They were briefly reassigned to local work elsewhere, but all were off the roster by the mid-1980's.

( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )
 
 Location & Information
 Date
 Photo Credit
San BERNARDINO CA
MARCH 1984  
 


 Class Ce-5
999900, 999901, 999904, 999906, 999907, 999909, 999911, 999917, 999918, 999926, 999927, 999928, 999929, 999950, 999951, 999952, 999953, 999958, 999959, 999960, 999962, 999963, 999965, 999966, 999967, 999968, 999970, 999971, 999972, 999973, 999975, 999976, 999977, 999978, 999979

...and unrebuilt Ce-class cars in the 999900-999979 series
The Ce-5 class cars were refurbished but not significantly upgraded from standard all-steel cabooses. They were intended for transfer service in Kansas City and elsewhere. The work was done at Topeka and Kansas City in the early 70's. The cars retained their original 4-digit numbers initially, but in 1976, they and the surviving unrebuilt standard cabooses were renumbered into the 999900-999979 series. The unrebuilt cars had been designated as "Ce" class cars in 1973. A few cars received the standard Santa Fe Indian red caboose scheme with large yellow emblem, but others received the bright red scheme modeled by Ce class 999961 above. This scheme usually included a badly oversprayed white Santa Fe emblem.
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )
1619  21st street  1974  Mike Barton
999652  Marceline     Mike Barton

Class Ce-6
999538-999542
Twenty five years elapsed between the construction of the last standard cupola Santa Fe caboose and the purchase of the extended-vision Ce-6 class from the
International Car Company.
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )
   999540    June 1986  
         

Class Ce-7
999640-999651
The dozen Ce-7 class cars were modified but not significantly upgraded standard all-steel cabooses. The modifications were performed at San Bernardino to provide refurbished cars for local and transfer service on the west coast. The Ce-7's retained their old 4-digit numbers until 1975, when they were renumbered into the 999640-series. Some cars received the standard Santa Fe caboose scheme with yellow cupolas to indicate local service, but some served out their lives in the old mineral brown scheme
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )

Class Ce-8
999700-999749
The Ce-8 class was built by the International Car Company in 1978. The cars were essentially the same as the Ce-6 class, but were received in the standard caboose scheme rather than the variation modeled by the 6's. The Ce-8's also had full "skirts" around the lower edge of the body, compared to the partial skirting on the Ce-6's.
   Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
999702 Dick Campbell 
999704  Ce 8  Charles Lanphere
from the
collection of
Stephen Devenish
999706  Ce 8  Charles Lanphere
from the
collection of
Stephen Devenish
999714  Garden City KS
999722 Albuquerque NM
I hate Grafitti!
Nov 2014 HDK
  999730  Willow Springs IL  Aug 1, 2005  David Miller
  999749  Ft Madison     Mike Barton

Class Ce-9
999543-999582
In 1978, the Topeka shops upgraded 39 Ce and Ce-5 class cars and one Ce-3 car to road service cars of the Ce-9 class. As with the Ce-1's and 2's, the cars received sealed windows, cushion underframes, and various other modifications. They were used system-wide, and a few managed to hang on into the early 1990's
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )
   Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
   999543 Tehachapi CA  April 28, 1985 Pat Holden
 999543 Lenexa KS  April 22, 2001  Steve Barker
999544  July 19,1987  Robert Trennert
999548  Georgetown Tx    Apr 5, 2001  lew
999568  Charles Lanphere
from the
collection of
Stephen Devenish
 999571 Yreka CA  4/29/01  Robert D. Ulberg

 Class Ce-10
999583-999592
The ten Ce-10's were upgraded from Ce and Ce-5 class cars at the Topeka shops simultaneous with the Ce-9 class. The Ce-9's and Ce-10's reportedly only differed in the type of cushion underframe applied
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )
   Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
 999592 seen here at an
unknown location, today it is
preserved at Atchison, KS Santa Fe Depot Railroad Museum & Visitor Information Center
 Dick Campbell

Class Ce-11
999750-999824
The 75 members of the Ce-11 class were built by the International Car Company in 1981. They were the last new cabooses purchased by the Santa Fe. Essentially the same as the Ce-8's, the cars roamed the system in various types of service. Only three years after the Ce-11's were constructed, the Santa Fe reached agreements with its labor unions allowing the virtual elimination of cabooses from its trains.
999751 Albuquerque NM
I hate Grafitti!
Nov 2014 HDK
999755    Sept 16, 1990  Robert Trennert
999755 Commerce Ca
Still in service but, the poor thing hasn't been accepted as one of the BNSF crowd, has spare wrinkles, a few colors that didn't come from the shop forces, and has to
carry a FRED and a flag to get around!
May 14, 2009 Steve Woodall
999761 Mojave CA April 1986  Pat Holden
  999762 Mojave CA June 23, 1985  Pat Holden
  999766 Mojave CA May 14, 1985  Pat Holden
  999768 Mojave CA May 14, 1985  Pat Holden
 999771 Tehachapi CA April 28, 1985  Pat Holden
  999775 Notice the yellow "condemned" sticker on the side. The caboose set at this siding for at least six months, and disappeared sometime at the beginning of 2010 Oct 28, 2009 Gary Strouz
  999779  Mojave CA Sept 28, 1985  Pat Holden
 999779 SaginawTX  May 20, 2001  David Hawkins
999784  unknown location Dec 1983 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
999784  unknown location Nov 28, 1984 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
999786  unknown location October 1983 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
999787 Tehachapi CA Oct 20, 1985  Pat Holden
 999788 Kansas City MO Feb 1992  John Harker
999789 Calienta CA April 28, 1985  Pat Holden
 999791      
ATSF 999791 is being used as a shoving platform for switching 2 industrial parks in the south part of Houston, Texas near Hobby Airport. Gary drives past the Mykawa yard almost much every day, so he sees this caboose often.
Oct 2009
Gary Strouz
These industrial parks are located off the BNSF Mykawa yard. The photos show the caboose sitting on a short train in an industrial siding.
Oct 2009
Gary Strouz
The industrial park has many unprotected road crossings, no lights, no barricade arms, just crossbucks.
Oct 2009
Gary Strouz
     
Oct 2009
Gary Strouz
 999792      
 999801      
999820  unknown location  Feb 2002  Steve Barker
999823  Mojave CA July 27, 1985  Pat Holden
999823 Tehachapi CA Jan 12, 1986  Pat Holden

 Class Ce-13
999653-999654
The last cabooses to arrive on Santa Fe property, and the only bay window cabooses Santa Fe ever owned, came with the absorption of wholly-owned subsidiary Toledo Peoria & Western. Three bay window cabooses remained on the TP&W roster as of January 1, 1984 - 521, 523, and 528. The 528 was retired to a park in Blackwell, OK and given a non-standard Santa Fe paint scheme and the number 999655. The other two cars were repainted in Santa Fe colors and assigned to local service out of East Peoria, IL. Local service cabooses generally had yellow cupolas, so the shop forces painted the upper half of the bay windows yellow (999653 only had a half-height bay window; 999654's bay extended all the way to the floor of the car). Both cars were off the roster by the end of 1988.
( text from http://atsf.railfan.net/waycars )
   Location & Information  Date
 Photo Credit
    These were caught in East Peoria, lL at the Peoria & Pekin Union's yard. The bay window 999654 is now on display in Chatsworth, Il. Painted in TP&W green as #523.   Jerry Jackson
  999653 Currently in Bledsoe TX
and for sale
Jan 2017 Contact me for owner contact info
  999654      
  999654      
999654 Peoria IL
built 1956
May 19, 1984
 

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This archive was first accessed December 6, 1999