Navajo (passenger train)

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Train No. 9, the Navajo, leaves Raton, New Mexico on April 9, 1939.
"Drumhead" logos such as this often adorned the ends of the observation cars on the Navajo.

The Navajo was one of the named passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The economy train entered daily service between Chicago-Los Angeles-San Francisco as train Nos. 9 & 10 on October 1, 1915 as a replacement for the railroad's Tourist Flyer, and operated until January 14, 1940.

The Navajo name has also been applied to one of the Santa Fe's sleeper-lounge-observation cars built by the Budd Company in 1937 for use on the Super Chief. The car is currently on display at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

A map depicting the "Grand Canyon Route" of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway circa 1901.

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