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Stylized Santa Fe Logo on Railroad Maintenance of Way Shed (editor's title)

Close-up view of a stylized Santa Fe logo on a wooden maintenance shed along the railroad
Stylized logo of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway on the sliding door of a maintenance of way shed at the crossing of the AT&SF and Southern Pacific in Stockton, California. The photo was made February 12, 1981, shortly after the shed was repainted. The "speed logo" features the wheel moving forward with the tails of the letters "S" and "F" trailing and leading it. It was unusual for such a logo to be reapplied in 1981, and the photographer speculates that the painter may have been a practicing railroad historian. The shed was replaced by a non-descript aluminum box in the mid-1980s.
Source Thomas Taylor, Fair Oaks, California
Coverage Spatial, Stockton, California; Temporal, February 12, 1981
Rights Thomas Taylor
Date Created 1981-02-12
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Extent 35 mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Stockton, California
Creator Description Tom Taylor begin photographing railroads in the mid-1960s as a college student in California's Central Valley. While serving in the Navy from 1970 to 1974, he captured steam and diesel operations in Greece, and spent a year in Washington, D.C. In 1974, he returned to California and entered graduate school at UC Davis, and he has continued to photograph the local rail scene. His photography has appeared in over a dozen books and several calendars, as well as Trains magazine. He purchased his first digital camera in early 2008.
Collection Thomas Taylor Collection
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