Class Ce-4:


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Rebuilt in 1969 from Ce-3 class cars of the same numbers, the Ce-4 class cars emerged without cupolas. They were used in southern New Mexico on the copper ore shuttles from the Chino open-pit copper mine at Santa Rita to the smelter at Hurley. Clearances at Hurley were such that a caboose with a cupola wouldn't fit through the unloader. When the Santa Fe's shuttle trains were replaced by a slurry pipeline in 1982, the Ce-4's were out of a job. They were briefly reassigned to local work elsewhere, but all were off the roster by the mid-1980's.

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