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  Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
 County: Los Angeles County, CA
 Language: English
["Sunset Limited" at Los Angeles Terminal Station]

["Sunset Limited" at Los Angeles Terminal Station]

Date: March 19, 1954
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited" train No. 1, westbound, headed by diesel locomotive 6042, crossing the Los Angeles River near the Los Angeles Terminal Station on March 19, 1954.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Early "California Limited" entering Los Angeles]

[Early "California Limited" entering Los Angeles]

Date: c. 1870
Creator: unknown
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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad