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  Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1951
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Dining Car on the "Twin Star Rocket"]

[Dining Car on the "Twin Star Rocket"]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Lunch is now being served aboard the Rock Island's "Twin Star Rocket" train No. 17, southbound, enroute from Minneapolis to Houston in 1951.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Flying Crow" arriving in Texarkana, Texas]

["The Flying Crow" arriving in Texarkana, Texas]

Date: 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Kansas City Southern's "The Flying Crow" train No. 15, southbound, headed by diesel locomotive No. 34, arriving in Texarkana, on the Texas -Arkansas border.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Grand Canyon" in Cajon Pass]

["The Grand Canyon" in Cajon Pass]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken in the summer of 1951. "The Grand Canyon" Santa Fe No. #3775, a 3765 Class Northern, is eastbound roaring through Cajon Pass while a freight train waits on the side. The cantilever signal was very common when the photo was taken, but now have been mostly replaced.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Grand Canyon" rolls through Cajon Pass]

["The Grand Canyon" rolls through Cajon Pass]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Santa Fe's "The Grand Canyon" train No. 24, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 3775, a Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, rolls through Cajon Pass, California, as a freight train waits on the siding.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[The "Hustler" entering Dallas]

[The "Hustler" entering Dallas]

Date: c. 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Southern Pacific's the "Hustler" train No. 15 northbound, headed by Engine No.650, a streamlined type 4-6-2 locomotive, entering Dallas Union Station on its run from Houston. The train is passing under the electric street railway viaduct (destroyed in the late 1950s) which spanned the railroad tracks and crossed over the Trinity River. Electric street cars to and from Oak Cliff and Interurban cars of the Northern Texas Traction Company and Texas Electric Railway used this double track facility.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Lone Star Limited" at the Dallas Union Terminal]

["The Lone Star Limited" at the Dallas Union Terminal]

Date: June 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: The St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) Railway's "Lone Star Limited" train No. 11, westbound, headed by Engine No 677, a Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, at the Dallas Union Terminal Station. It has completed the run from Memphis, Tennessee. This was one of the finest passenger trains operating in the Southwest. t
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph depicts the most famous stretch of railroad main line in the world as it appeared in the autumn of 1951- the Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve, located in Kittanning Gap in Pennsylvania. In this scene a Pennsylvania K4s locomotive acts as a "helper" on the head-end of a diesel powered train.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Switching a Business Car at Dallas' Union Terminal]

[Switching a Business Car at Dallas' Union Terminal]

Date: 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: The Union Terminal Company's No. 7, an 0-6-0 type steam locomotive switches a business car near the Dallas Union Terminal.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Twin Star Rocket" departing from Dallas]

["Twin Star Rocket" departing from Dallas]

Date: 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Burlington-Rock Island's "Twin Star Rocket" races southward out of Dallas in 1951 powered by 1500HP FP7A No.677 and a 1500HP "B"unit in an effort to beat the Southern Pacific's Hustler into Houston.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Twin Star Rocket" departing from Dallas]

["Twin Star Rocket" departing from Dallas]

Date: 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Rock Island's " Twin Star Rocket" train No. 17, southbound, headed by diesel locomotive No. 677, enroute from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Houston, leaves Dallas on the last portion of its run in 1951. This was one of the finest streamliners operating in the nation. Its route from the Twin Cities of the north to the Texas' metropolis adjacent to the Gulf covered a rail distance of 1,363 miles.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad