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Death Valley Scotty's "Coyote Special"

JULY 9-11, 1905

Station      Arr/Dpt:          Time/Avg.Speed   Loco #. Type    Engineer 

7/9/05

Los Angeles  1:00 PM                            442     4-6-0   John Finlay
Barstow      3:55/3:58         2:55/48.5 MPH    1005    2-6-2   T.E. Gallager
Needles      7:17/7:18         3:19/51 MPH      1010    2-6-2   F.W. Jackson
Seligman    10:49(P)/11:52(M)  3:31/42.4 MPH    1016    2-6-2   C. Woods

7/10/05

Williams     1:21 AM           1:29/34.4 MPH    485     4-6-0   D.A. Lenhart
Winslow      3:38/3:41         2:11/42.1 MPH    1000    2-6-2   J.F. Briscoe
Gallup       6:16/6:20         2:35/49.4 MPH    478     4-6-0   H.J. Rehder 
Albuquerque  9:30/9:38         3:12/49.4 MPH    1211    4-6-2   Ed. Sears
Las Vegas   12:38 PM/12:42     3:00/44   MPH    1208    4-6-2   G. Norman
Raton        2:54/2:56         2:12/50.5 MPH    1215    4-6-2   H. Gardiner
La Junta     5:13/5:15         2:17/46.2 MPH    536     4-4-2   David Lesher
Syracuse     6:50/6:51         1:35/63.7 MPH    531     4-4-2   H. Simmons
Dodge City   8:29(M)/9:31(C)   1:38/62.2 MPH   -530     4-4-2   E. Norton
                 (engines swapped at Hartland) -1095    2-6-2   Halsey

7/11/05

Newton      12:10 AM/12:13     2:39/57.9 MPH    526     4-4-2   H. Rossiter
Emporia      1:23/1:29         1:10/62.6 MPH    524     4-4-2   J. Grossard
Argentine    3:39/3:42         2:10/57.3 MPH    547     4-4-2   A. F. Barnes
Marceline    5:43/5:49         2:01/54 MPH      542     4-4-2   R. Jones
Shopton      7:52/7:55         2:03/55 MPH      510     4-4-2   C. Losee
Chillicothe  9:36/9:42         1:41/62.3 MPH    517     4-4-2   C. Losee
Chicago     11:54 AM           2:12/61 MPH

Motive Power

ATSF class:      439 class (No. 442 on the Special)
type:            4-6-0 simple engines built by Baldwin. 
cylinders:       20" x 26"
driver dia:      69"
boiler psi:      180 lbs
tractive effort: 23,000 lbs


ATSF class:      468 class (485, 478 on the Special)   
type:            4-6-2 simple engines built by Rhode Island. 
cylinders:       20" x 28"
driver dia:      67"
boiler psi:      200 lbs
tractive effort: 28,400 lbs


ATSF class:      507 class (510, 517, 524, 526, 530, 531, 536, on the Special)
type:            4-4-2 balanced compounds built by Baldwin
cylinders:       15" & 25" dia by 26" stroke
driver dia:      79"
boiler psi:      220 lbs
tractive effort: 22,174 lbs  


ATSF class:      542 class (542, 547 on the Special)  
type:            4-4-2 balanced compound built by Baldwin
cylinders:       15" & 25" cylinders by 26" stroke
driver dia:      73"
boiler psi:      220 lbs
tractive effort: 23,870 lbs


ATSF class:      1000 class (Nos 1000, 1005, 1010 on the Special) 
type:            2-6-2 Vauclain compounds built by Baldwin.
cylinders:       17" & 28" cylinders x 28" stroke
driver dia:      79"
boiler psi:      200 lbs
tractive effort: 27,470 lbs  


ATSF class:      1014 class (1016 on the Special)
type:            2-6-2 Vauclain compounds built by Baldwin.
cylinders:       17" & 28" cylinders x 28" stroke
driver dia:      69"
boiler psi:      200 lbs
tractive effort: 34,700 lbs


ATSF class:      1200 class (1208, 1211, 1215 on the Special)   
type:            4-6-2 simple engines built by Baldwin. 
cylinders:       22 1/2" x 28"
driver dia:      79"
boiler psi:      220 lbs
tractive effort: 37,900 lbs

Notes:

The 4-4-2 balanced compound locomotives were the fastest on the system. Between Cameron and Surry IL, engine 510 covered the 2.8 miles in one minute 35 seconds or 106.1 MPH. The 202.4 miles between La Junta and Dodge City were covered in average of 62.92 MPH including the one minute stop at Syracuse and a 5 minute delay at Hartland because of a blown cylinder head on locomotive #530.

Most of the compound locomotives were later rebuilt as simple engines.

Rolling Stock

baggage car #210 Santa Fe "varnish" standard 
RR class: 207-239 class
built: 1902-04 Pullman

diner #1407 (Fred Harvey service) Santa Fe "varnish" standard
RR class: 1400 class
built:    1900

Pullman sleeper "Muskegon"
type:     12-1 "varnish"
plan:     1963
built:    2/1904

Notes:

The baggage car and diner were both wood "varnish" built to the standard car specs of the Santa Fe RR. The sleeper "Muskegon" was a wood "varnish" car built to Pullman standard specs.

Bibliography:

1. History of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, Lincoln NE: University of Nebraska Press, Keith L. Bryant, Jr. 1974. 2. Baldwin Locomotive Works, The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System: Record of Recent Construction No. 56, 1906 as reprinted November 1966.

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Our thanks go to Robert D. Walz and the Santa Fe Historical & Modeling Society for assistance in researching this article.


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