Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Bill Hart & the Santa Fe 'Chief'
Los Angeles, California

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Silent screen star William S. Hart poses with the first eastbound "Chief" of the Santa Fe as it prepares to leave Los Angeles on Nov. 14, 1926. The engine is No. 3748 of the Mountain type built by Baldwin in 1924. The "Chief" was scheduled to make the run from Los Angeles to Chicago in 63 hours, cutting five hours off the former schedule.

Cylinders, 28" X 28"
Drivers, 69"
Weight, total engine, 361,600 lb.

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