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 Decade: 1910-1919
["Los Angeles Limited" in Cheyenne, Wyoming]

["Los Angeles Limited" in Cheyenne, Wyoming]

Date: c. 1916
Creator: Stimson, J.
Description: 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.
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["The California Limited"]

["The California Limited"]

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Chicago "Pay-Car"]

[Chicago "Pay-Car"]

Date: c. 1915
Creator: Hastman, Lee
Description: 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.
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["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

Date: 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: One of the Illinois Central's de luxe passenger trains; the "Daylight Special" train No. 19 southbound, stands in the Central Station in Chicago - as passengers entrain - prior to the departure hour : 10:02 AM. This train (and its companion, No. 20 northbound) operated between Chicago, Springfield, and St. Louis. The rail distance was 294.17 miles; and the schedule was 7 hours and 44 minutes: equivalent to a running time of about 40 miles per hour. This photograph was taken in the summer of 1911. This was a modern train in that era - cited in the Official Guide of the Railways (June 1916) as: All steel and electric-lighted. The consist included: chair cars and coaches, cafe-club car and Observation Parlor car.
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[First Union Pacific passenger train leaves Ft. Collins]

[First Union Pacific passenger train leaves Ft. Collins]

Date: July 15, 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph depicts one of the most eventful days in the history of Fort Collins, Colorado. The date is July 15, 1911 and the time is 7:20 am as the Union Pacific's first passenger train departs from the city. Observe the beautiful old-time steam locomotive, an American, type 4-4-0 locomotive, heading a consist of handcrafted wooden cars, having underbody truss rods and open platforms.
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["The Havana Special" over the water]

["The Havana Special" over the water]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: The Florida East coast Railway takes to the water with its Key West extension. No. 85 southbound, "The Havana Special" goes out to sea about four years after the right of way's completion in 1912. To the right of the viaduct is the Atlantic, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the left. This railroad, badly wrecked by a hurricane in 1936, was abandoned and a motor road was laid over it.
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["The Meteor"]

["The Meteor"]

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: St. Louis and San Francisco Railway's oldest name train "The Meteor" operating between Chicago, St. Louis, Springfield, Sapulpa, Denison, Sherman, Fort Worth and Dallas - a rail distance of 976 miles. This famous train made its first run on March 17, 1902. Even in this early era "The Meteor" was one of the nation's de Lux long-distance passenger trains. Its dining car service was comparable to that on the Santa Fe, being under the supervision of Fred Harvey.
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["New Orleans Limited" rolling through Alabama]

["New Orleans Limited" rolling through Alabama]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: One Southern Belle - Louisville and Nashville Railroad's "New Orleans Limited" train No.1, southbound, rolls through southern Alabama enroute to New Orleans from Montgomery in the spring of 1915. This de luxe steam powered train with a consist of ten cars of standard heavyweight equipment is headed by Engine No. 197, a K-3 class Pacific, type 4-6-2 locomotive. This engine was built in the year 1912 at the Louisville and Nashville's South Louisville Shops.
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[NYC “The Twentieth Century Limited” Engine No. 604]

[NYC “The Twentieth Century Limited” Engine No. 604]

Date: c. 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: In an era of long ago New York Central's "The Twentieth Century Limited" headed by Engine No. 604, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, rolls over the route between New York and Chicago around 1911. Here the abbreviation "L.S. & M.S." (Lake Shore & Michigan Southern) appears below the cab's window instead of on the tender. Both practices were prototypical early in the twentieth century. This all pullman train went into service on June 15, 1902.
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[Open-top Observation Car of the "Scenic Limited"]

[Open-top Observation Car of the "Scenic Limited"]

Date: c. 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad's open-top observation car attached to the "Scenic Limited" train No. 5, westbound, at the Hanging Bridge in the Royal Gorge, Colorado around 1912.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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