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 Resource Type: Photograph
 County: Dallas County, TX
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
["The Bluebonnet" departs from Dallas]

["The Bluebonnet" departs from Dallas]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: It's a typical summer day in Texas and the year is 1950. The Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train No. 7 southbound, headed by a beautiful Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eight standard heavyweight passenger cars - departs from Dallas on its lengthy run to San Antonio.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Lounge car on "The Bluebonnet" ]

[Lounge car on "The Bluebonnet" ]

Date: 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Interior view of the Parlor Lounge Car in the consist of the Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train No. 7 southbound enroute from Dallas to San Antonio, Texas. This beautiful parlor lounge was a standard heavyweight car.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Sunbeam" train leaving Dallas]

["Sunbeam" train leaving Dallas]

Date: October 5, 1952
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: In an era of rapid transit in Texas the Southern Pacific's advertisements cited the "Sunbeam" trains - modern streamliners - as the apex in luxury and speed between Dallas and Houston - an elapsed time of four hours and twenty-five minutes. This view portrays the "Sunbeam" train No. 14 southbound headed by Engine No. 651 - a streamlined Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive - rolling out of Dallas Union Station, enroute to Houston on the afternoon of October 5, 1952.
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
[Union Station in Dallas]

[Union Station in Dallas]

Date: September 1968
Creator: Freeman, G. Robert
Description: One of the nation's finest railroad terminals: Dallas Union Station which is served by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, known as Amtrak, and soon to be served by commuter trains, operating between Dallas - Fort Worth and other North Texas points. The station is owned by the City of Dallas and represents an investment and modernization aggregating fifteen million dollars.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Rail lines south of Dallas' Union Station]

[Rail lines south of Dallas' Union Station]

Date: September 1968
Creator: Freeman, G. Robert
Description: Main rail lines approaching the Dallas Union Station from the south.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Yard at Dallas Union Station]

[Yard at Dallas Union Station]

Date: c. 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Observe this scene of activity in the Dallas Union Station's yards - the "Sam Houston Zephyr" has just entered the terminal, closely followed by the "Hustler" while the "Texas Zephyr" waits for its scheduled departure.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Texas Zephyr" leaving Dallas]

["Texas Zephyr" leaving Dallas]

Date: c. 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Fort Worth and Denver (Burlington) Railway's "Texas Zephyr" train No. 2 northbound, headed by Engine No. 551, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, departing from Dallas enroute on its legendary journey via Fort Worth to Wichita Falls, Amarillo, Trinidad, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver. Spanning a period of more than sixty years, dating from the "Gay Nineties", this was the most popular rail route connecting Colorado and Texas points.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Texan" entering Dallas]

["The Texan" entering Dallas]

Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Breathing just a wisp of smoke, the Texas and Pacific's "The Texan" train No. 15 westbound, headed by Engine No. 715, a type 4-6-2 locomotive, pulls into the Dallas Union Terminal Station in 1948.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Southerner" crossing the Trinity River in Texas]

["The Southerner" crossing the Trinity River in Texas]

Date: c. 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: One of the Texas and Pacific Railway's finest long-distance passenger consists, " The Southerner" train No. 8 eastbound, headed by Engine No. 908, a 900 class Mountain, type 4-8-2 locomotive, crossing the Trinity River Bridge, enroute from Fort Worth into Dallas.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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