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[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]
The Chicago and North Western Railway's E-4 type streamliners, which headed the "Overland Limited" and "Challenger" trains between Chicago and the West Coast, stand in the Chicago Passenger Station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28890/
["The Abraham Lincoln" departing from Springfield, Illinois]
"The Abraham Lincoln", train No. 2, northbound, departs from Springfield, Illinois in 1963. This Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad train ran from St. Louis to Chicago. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28599/
[Advent of the Streamliners]
This photograph portrays the dawn of a new era in railroading - advent of the streamliners in the late 1930s and early 1940s, plus modernization of the " Age of Steam" streamlining steam motive power. The splendor of Southern Pacific's "The Sunbeam" is shown. This train went into service between Dallas and Houston on September 15, 1937 - traversing the rail distance: 265 miles in 265 minutes. The consist of eight lightweight cars is headed by Engine No. 652, a Pacific type 4-6-2 streamlined steam locomotive with disc drivers, air horn and equipped with a Vanderbuilt tender (an oil burner). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28884/
[Albuquerque Depot]
Santa Fe's unique mission style depot at Albuquerque, New Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28742/
["The Alton Limited" in St. Louis, Missouri]
"The Alton Limited" Chicago and Alton Railroad train No. 4, northbound pulling through St. Louis, Missouri in 1946. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28601/
["The Alton Limited" passing Iles Tower in Springfield, Illinois]
'The Alton Limited" passing Iles Tower near Springfield, Illinois in 1939. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28600/
[Alvorado Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico]
Santa Fe's nationally known Alvarado Hotel adjoining the passenger station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, circa 1947. Lower left is the Fred Harvey news stand with Fred Harvey Indian Museum in left center portion of the rambling structure which is surmounted by Spanish style cupolas. The Alvorado was torn down in December of 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28741/
[Amarillo Depot]
The Santa Fe's attractive and well maintained depot at Amarillo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28744/
["Los Angeles Limited" in Cheyenne, Wyoming]
Photograph of one of the Union Pacific Railroad's most famous passenger trains - the "Los Angeles Limited" headed by an Atlantic type 4-4-2 locomotive, Engine No. 116 as it passes through Cheyenne, Wyoming. The train consisted of seven handcrafted wooden cars - heated by potbellied iron stoves and illuminated by kerosene lamps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28918/
["Los Angeles Limited" In Echo Canyon]
Union Pacific's "Los Angeles Limited" headed by a mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive - Engine No. 7020 with Vanderbuilt tender and a consist of nine cars stands on the siding in Echo Canyon, Utah. "Pusher" locomotive in the rear. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28919/
["The Ann Rutledge" in Springfield, Illinois]
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio's "The Ann Rutledge" train No. 19 southbound, departing from Springfield, Illinois in 1957. Notice the State Capitol building behind the train. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28602/
["Argonaut" passenger trains in West Texas]
Long ago in the age of steam, the Southern Pacific's "Argonaut" passenger trains, numbers 104 and 103, east and westbound, respectively, meet in the early morning hours at mile post 450 between Langtry and Pumpville in far west Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28806/
["Autovias" train in Mexican mountains]
Chihuahua - Pacific Railway's "Autovias" train, consisting of fiat diesel cars coming out of one of the 73 tunnels which are located on the line between La Junta and El Fuerte, Mexico on the 281 mile portion of the route traversing the mountain region over the Continental Divide around 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28642/
["Aztec Eagle" departing from Mexico City]
"The Aztec Eagle" train No. 1 northbound, modern streamlined passenger train of the National Railways of Mexico departing from Mexico City on the 802 mile run to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico located on the Rio Grande opposite Laredo, Texas. Circa 1960. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28636/
[The "Banner Limited"]
Wabash Railway's The "Banner Limited" dating from the turn of the century, traverses the 286 mile route between St. Louis and Chicago. It was a daylight train - No. 11 southbound and No. 10 northbound - operating on a schedule of about seven hours. In this photograph the "Banner Limited" is headed by an Atlantic type 4-4-2 locomotive, engine No. 602, with a consist of old wooden cars which have underbody truss rods and open platforms. As early as June 1916, this train was cited in the Official Guide of the Railways as having modern steel equipment, comprising Smoking, Chair, Dining, and Observation cars. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28928/
["The Black Gold" arriving in Dallas]
Frisco's "The Black Gold" train No. 517, southbound, headed by Engine No. 1039, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, arriving in Dallas from Tulsa, Oklahoma. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28793/
["The Black Gold" arriving in Dallas]
Frisco's "The Black Gold" train No. 517, southbound, headed by Diesel locomotive No. 2062, arriving at Dallas Junction, which is the wye near Irving, Texas, on June 18, 1953. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28790/
[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]
One of the most unique of all railroad photographs: It is a January night in 1958 and a blizzard-snowstorm rages in the "Windy City". This scene is in the yards - the Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station is visible in the background. Observe the gas jets which are keeping switches from being frozen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28887/
["Blue Bird" near St. Louis, Missouri]
Wabash Railroad's famous streamliner "Blue Bird" train No. 24 northbound, powered by diesel locomotive No. 1002 with domes on Pullman cars and coaches. glides through beautiful Forest Park, St. Louis, enroute to Chicago. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28718/
["The Bluebonnet" departing from Austin]
Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train no. 7, southbound, powered by Diesel Units, has departed from Texas' capital city, Austin, and approaches the bridge spanning the Colorado River on November 11, 1954. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28792/
["The Bluebonnet" departs from Dallas]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28886/
["The Bluebonnet" in Cuba, Missouri]
St. Louis - San Francisco (Frisco) Railway's de Luxe passenger train - "The Bluebonnet" (jointly operated with the Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad) train No. 8, northbound, headed by Engine No. 4501, a Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, rolls on the high iron at a speed of a mile a minute through the town of Cuba, Missouri, enroute to St. Louis. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28877/
["The Bluebonnet" in Dallas]
Back-to-back Alco model PA 2000HP diesels power the all heavyweight southbound Missouri-Kansas-Texas "Bluebonnet" from Dallas toward San Antonio past Tower 19 on June 14,1952. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28820/
["The Bluebonnet" in Dallas]
Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad's train No. 7, "The Bluebonnet", headed by Engine No. 392, a type 4-6-2 locomotive in Dallas in 1950. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28848/
[Burt C. Blanton and G. Robert Freeman, Jr. in Denison, Texas]
Burt C. Blanton and G. Robert Freeman, Jr. have just de-trained from a trip aboard the "Flying Scotsman" at the KATY Station in Denison, Texas on June 20, 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28621/
[Burt C. Blanton at the Depot in Erwin, Tennessee]
The author - Burt C. Blanton - stands on the open platform of the Clinchfield Railroad's Office Car No. 100, which is located on a siding adjacent to the passenger depot at Erwin, Tennessee. The time is noon, Sunday, June 10, 1979. This was a modern car with a complement of conventional equipment. The exterior was painted dark green. The cars letterboard bore the name "Clinchfield" plus the number 100 positioned on either side, centered below the windows, all in gold leaf. There was a gold stripe near the car's base, running along each side and across the rear-end platform. Office Car No. 100 was formerly an Atlantic Coast Lines dining car bearing the name "Orlando" and the car was rebuilt in the Clinchfield's Erwin Shops. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28931/
["C.P. Huntington" locomotive]
Southern Pacific's No. 1 locomotive - the C.P. Huntington - type 4-2-4T, built in the shops of Danforth, Cooke and Company of Paterson, New Jersey, in 1863. This diminutive steam engine was the first to cross the Huey P. Long Bridge spanning the Mississippi River during opening ceremonies on December 16, 1935. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28913/
["The California Limited"]
Santa Fe's oldest name train - the California Limited stand in the Los Angeles California depot. This de Luxe passenger train headed by a beautiful ten wheeler, type 4-6-0 engine No. 53, with a consist of six superb passenger cars, all handcrafted wood - having open platforms and under body truss rods - has consummated its long journey - approximately 2,267 miles - requiring about 68 hours - from Chicago. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28926/
["California Zephyr" in Colorado]
The superb Vista-Domed streamliner, "California Zephyr", rolls over Western Pacific rails through Feather River Canyon in California, circa 1960. Mountains and a river are in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28700/
["California Zephyr" in Colorado]
The famous "California Zephyr" roll through Colorado on Denver and Rio Grande Western Rails, circa 1960. This modern Domeliner traveled a route of 2,532 miles from Chicago to Dan Francisco. The luxury train was jointly operated by the Burlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific Railroads. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28701/
["California Zephyr" leaving Chicago]
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad's "California Zephyr", one of the nation's greatest trains, is leaving Chicago for the Pacific Coast, making a cross-over on the main line tracks south of the Chicago's Union Station in October 1963. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28736/
["Cannon Ball" at Marshall, Texas]
Texas and Pacific Railway's "Cannon Ball", train No. 6 eastbound headed by Engine No. 359, at the Marshall, Texas Depot in autumn 1903. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28729/
["El Capitan" climbs towards Raton Pass]
Climbing towards the crest of Raton Pass, Santa Fe's "El Capitan", a high-level consist, affords passengers an opportunity to enjoy the mountain scenery of southern Colorado near the famous Wootton Ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28752/
["The Capitol Limited"]
Baltimore and Ohio's "The Capitol Limited" train No. 6, eastbound rolls through Halithorpe, Maryland enroute to Washington D.C. circa 1959. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28694/
["The Capitol Limited" in Potomac River valley]
"The Capitol Limited" one of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's classic trains in the Potomac River valley. This train provided excellent facilities and cuisine between Chicago and Washington D.C. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28690/
[Chesapeake and Ohio's "The George Washington"]
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's modern streamliner, "The George Washington" train No. 2, eastbound, leaving Huntington, West Virginia, on a winter night in January 1960. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28672/
[Chesapeake and Ohio's "The George Washington"]
Awaiting the hour of departure the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's "The George Washington" train No. 2, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 307, a mighty Hudson type 4-6-4 locomotive, stands in the Cincinnati Union Station as the conductor and engineer make a last minute check of the time indicated by their respective watches, circa 1943. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28673/
["Chessie"]
Illustration of "Chessie" the cat, mascot for Pullman passenger rail line (the Chesapeake and Ohio) with the slogan "Sleep Like a Kitten". This cat is depicted sleeping in a Pullman berth which constitutes a framed picture mounted on the wall where entry is made into the Pullman car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28671/
[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]
This photograph depicts one of the nations finest railroad passenger stations - Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station. Sign above the station says" Streamliners, North Western, Union Pacific" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28894/
[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's coach yard]
Aerial view of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's fabulous 51st Street coach yard and facilities in Chicago. At this time the destruction of the nation's great network of rail passenger service was only about two years away. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28906/
[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger train]
This photograph depicts one of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger trains departing from 64th Street Station Chicago. The train is headed by Engine No. 210 - a Prairie type 2-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of five standard heavyweight passenger coaches. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28907/
[Chicago "Pay-Car"]
This photograph portrays an unusual rail consist: Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's Engine No. 202, a 2-6-2 type heading the "pay-car" in Chicago. In this era the railroad's tracks were being elevated throughout the metropolitan area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28905/
[Chicago Union Station]
One of the nation's great railroad passenger terminals, the Chicago Union Station on July 13, 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28612/
[Chicago Union Station]
Early morning commuters from Chicago Union Station cross the Jackson Street bridge. In the background is the office portion which contains the Station's main waiting room. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28738/
[Chicago Union Station - South Side]
South side of the Chicago Union Station which is used by passenger trains of the Penn Central, Burlington Northern and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroads. The north side of this station is used by trains of the Milwaukee Road. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28734/
["The Chief" in California]
Photograph of Santa Fe's "The Chief" passing "Sullivan's Curve" in rugged Cajon Pass, California, June 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28666/
[Chihuahua - Pacific Railway train on Santa Barbara Bridge]
Chihuahua - Pacific Railway's passenger train on the horse shoe curve of the Santa Barbara bridge in a region of mountain vastness in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico around 1963. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28645/
[Cincinnati Union Station]
One of the nation's greatest railroad terminals, the Cincinnati Union Station, March 1933. This terminal was designed to accommodate, daily, 17,000 people and 216 trains (108 inbound and 108 outbound). This station has eight platforms serving 16 tracks. Each platform has length of 1,600 feet. This terminal represents a total investment in excess of forty-one million dollars. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28619/
[Cleveland Union Station]
One of the most impressive railroad terminals in the United States is the Cleveland Union Station. The main entrance to the station is integral with the terminal group of buildings facing the Public Square. These buildings include the Hotel Cleveland, Medical Arts Builder's Exchange Building, Midland Bank Building, the Higbee Company's Department Store Building and the 52-story Terminal Tower. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28620/
[Clinchfield's Railroad's Special Excursion train]
A survivor of the "Glory Days of Steam" - the author: Burt C. Blanton - momentarily delays departure of the Clinchfield Railroad's special excursion train wich is standing at the Marion, North Carolina Depot; scheduled to leave at 9:00 am on Sunday morning, June 10, 1979. The train is headed by the Clinchfield's passenger locomotives, No. 200, type FP-7A, and No. 800, type F-7A. The consist was eight cars. The train's route was in a northerly direction from Marion to Erwin, Tennessee - a rail distance of 82.3 miles. The Clinchfield Railroad is a typical mountain line (standard gauge) - 275 miles in length - completed on February 9, 1915, at an average cost of $201,000 per mile. It's rails traverse a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the railroad crosses the Eastern Transcontinental Divide in the Blue Ridge Tunnel which has a length of 1,865 feet. There are 55 tunnels on the route, ranging from 154 to 7,865 feet. This excellent short line railroad extends from the southern terminus, Spartanburg, South Carolina, via Marion, North Carolina to Erwin, Tennessee; and thence to the northern terminus at Elkhorn City, Kentucky. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28932/
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