[Early "California Limited" entering Los Angeles]

Description:

One of the early "California Limiteds" entering the suburbs of Los Angeles, possibly dating from the late 1870's. The ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0, heading the train bears an original Santa Fe engine No. 54, indicative of ancient age.
At the turn of the century the Santa Fe owned a large fleet of these locomotives: 478 ten-wheelers; these were versatile engines, known as "Jack of all Trades." However, no steam locomotives of this type were built to Santa Fe blueprints later than 1901.
Observe the consist: the old weather-worn wooden railway post office car in the lead and the other open-platform wooden cars - all heated by potbellied iron stoves which burned wood or coal, and illuminated by kerosene.
In this era, travel by rail had potential hazards but its popularity never waned.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Creation Date: c. 1870  
Partner(s):
Museum of the American Railroad
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Usage:
Total Uses: 211
Past 30 days: 13
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: c. 1870
  • Digitized: August 9, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

One of the early "California Limiteds" entering the suburbs of Los Angeles, possibly dating from the late 1870's. The ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0, heading the train bears an original Santa Fe engine No. 54, indicative of ancient age.
At the turn of the century the Santa Fe owned a large fleet of these locomotives: 478 ten-wheelers; these were versatile engines, known as "Jack of all Trades." However, no steam locomotives of this type were built to Santa Fe blueprints later than 1901.
Observe the consist: the old weather-worn wooden railway post office car in the lead and the other open-platform wooden cars - all heated by potbellied iron stoves which burned wood or coal, and illuminated by kerosene.
In this era, travel by rail had potential hazards but its popularity never waned.

Physical Description:

1 photographic print, b&w : 8 in. x 10 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway | steam engines | California Limited
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Museum of the American Railroad
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1-0009
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth28924
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public