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Santa Fe Freight Train Approaching Canyon Diablo (editor's title)

AT&SF at Canyon Diablo
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway freight train approaching Canyon Diablo, Arizona, at twilight in June 1993. The train is visible only as a streak of light due to the long exposure. The San Francisco Mountains dominate the western skyline in the background, while signals stand over the two mainlines and beside the siding at far right. The green-over-red aspect indicates that a westward train is also approaching from behind the photographer on main track no. 1, the middle track. Main track no. 2 is on the left. Just beyond the signals is a steel arch bridge over the deep canyon. The route, which links Chicago and Los Angeles, now belongs to the BNSF Railway, and is among the busiest lines in the country.
Source Shirley Burman
Coverage Spatial, Canyon Diablo, Arizona; Temporal, June 1993
Rights Shirley Burman, Sacramento, California
Date Created 1993
Resource Type
Extent 35mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Canyon Diablo, Arizona
Creator Description Shirley Burman, a photographer and photo-historian, dropped out of high school in 1952 to join the Women Marines, where she found romance, was married, and ultimately became the mother of five children. In 1972, she earned a bachelor's degree in art from the University of California, David, and began a career as a photographer and illustrator. She collaborated on the book Whistle Across the Land (1983), has created two traveling exhibits about women in railroading, and is widely published.
Collection Shirley Burman Collection
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