You limited your search to:

  Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
 Language: No Language
[Advent of the Streamliners]

[Advent of the Streamliners]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: 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).
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Alton Limited" in St. Louis, Missouri]

["The Alton Limited" in St. Louis, Missouri]

Date: 1946
Creator: Peters, Walt
Description: "The Alton Limited" Chicago and Alton Railroad train No. 4, northbound pulling through St. Louis, Missouri in 1946.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Alton Limited" passing Iles Tower in Springfield, Illinois]

["The Alton Limited" passing Iles Tower in Springfield, Illinois]

Date: 1939
Creator: Peters, Walt
Description: 'The Alton Limited" passing Iles Tower near Springfield, Illinois in 1939.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Los Angeles Limited" In Echo Canyon]

["Los Angeles Limited" In Echo Canyon]

Date: c. 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Argonaut" passenger trains in West Texas]

["Argonaut" passenger trains in West Texas]

Date: c. 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[The "Banner Limited"]

[The "Banner Limited"]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Black Gold" arriving in Dallas]

["The Black Gold" arriving in Dallas]

Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

Date: January 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["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
["The Bluebonnet" in Cuba, Missouri]

["The Bluebonnet" in Cuba, Missouri]

Date: c. 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
FIRST PREV 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT LAST