Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Needles, California
October 22, 1977

Thirsty diesels needed plenty of fuel oil, as the size of this storage tank along the Santa Fe at Needles, California testifies. Larger locomotive fuel tanks have eliminated the need for refueling here, and both the refueling rack and storage tank are gone in 2018.

This page posted 1/1/2019. Text and photo ©2019 Lamont Downs.