Mayberry Township Train



History

Thompson's Army Navy Surplus Store owned by Gene and Madge purchased the Santa Fe #2319 engine housing from Precision in Mt. Vernon, IL.   Grandpa Mayberry's plan was to attach it to the back door of his home as an extended storage area.

The train became a storage building but was never connected to the house.  He had hoped to install an air horn, lights, and a battery so that it would greet visitors that entered in the driveway.  Recent technological advances make that goal more easily achievable than in the mid-1970s.

The engine has been the topic of many a conversation and the subject of several photos.  Birds, small animals, and even reptiles have been found nesting under its high hood.

ATSF 2319 (69159 6-39) 6-71
ATSF 2319
serial number 69159 6-39 to 6-71
Mount Vernon, IL

ATSF #2319 Details


34 Alco HH (high hood) 1000 engines were built from 1939 to 1940.  The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway purchased 12 and numbered them 2310 - 2321.

The Alco HH series were yard switchers used to reposition cars within a railroad yard.   According to Keith at PatchRailroad.net, the HH 1000s purchased by the Santa Fe railroad worked in the Los Angeles area at Hobart and First Street Yard.

Santa Fe 2317 at Los Angeles

The Complete Reference Roster of the ALCO HH 1000s by Gene Crossett, Jr.

Modeling ALCo High Hoods

Diesel Shop's Alco HH-1000 Data Sheet


Santa Fe 2319
Santa Fe 2319
Illustration courtesy of Jean-Denis Bachand


specifications for Santa Fe #2319
road number: 2319:1 
model: HH1000
power:  1,000 hpx118
weight:  227,900 lbsx118
tractive effort:  82,107 lbsx118
engine:  Alco 6 cyl 538Tx118
fuel capacity: 
gear ratio:  68:15 x118
trucks: 
generator:  GE 542x118
traction motors:  GE 726x118
builder:  Alco11,x118
date:  Jun397,x118
serial no.:  691597,x118
frame no.: 
order no.:  S180911
numbered:   2319:1 :
  delivered: 
  assignment: 
  paint:  BST
  cab: 
    • horns:  Wabco A2 or A615
    • antenna: 
  hood: 
    • herald:  square-circle-cross on sides
    • logo:  "A. T. & S. F." below stripe on sides
  frame: 
  repainted:   2319:1   date :
    • paint:  BOZ16p
    • herald:  square-circle-cross below
        logo on hood sides16p
    • logo:  "A. T. & S. F." below stripe on
        hood sides16p
disposition
retired:  30Mar71x118,
sold:  locomotive to Precision National Corp Jun 1971
sold:  engine housing to Thompson's Army Navy Store 1972
sold:  engine housing to Wilson Mayberry 1972
references
  1 Joe McMillan, Santa Fe's Diesel Fleet, 1975.
  7 Tom Chandler, ATSF roster information
11 David Dallner, ATSF roster information, private correspondence.
15 Ron Chamberlain and Paul Brown, "Horns Used by the Santa Fe."
16 John Thompson, private correspondence.
 
x118 "Extra 2200 South," issue 118, 1 September 1999.
abbreviations
Alco -- American Locomotive Company
ATSF -- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

 BOZ  -- black with orange zebra-stripe paint on and around ends (cab and nose), side sills, and skirting

 BST  -- black with silver trim paint

 BSZ  -- black with silver zebra-stripes

 BYT2  -- blue with yellow ends and yellow trim paint

lupd -- laid up pending disposition
notes
1   Permission to print and/or download HTML code for Alco HH 1000 Reference Roster in its entirety for personal, non-commercial use is granted.
2  Hyperlinks are added at the units' serial numbers for use by and convenience of users.  They are provided to permit linkage to other information or
    images of that unit.
3  Contributions of precise, accurate data are welcomed.
4  Last upgraded 20 April 2012.