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  Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
 Decade: 1940-1949
[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]

[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]

Date: c. 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[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
[Albuquerque Depot]

[Albuquerque Depot]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Santa Fe's unique mission style depot at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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
[Alvorado Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico]

[Alvorado Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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
[Chesapeake and Ohio's "The George Washington"]

[Chesapeake and Ohio's "The George Washington"]

Date: c. 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]

[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]

Date: c. 1948
Creator: Allison - Lightall
Description: 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"
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Cleveland Union Station]

[Cleveland Union Station]

Date: April 8, 1948
Creator: Nowak, Ed
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's Depot at Conception del Oro]

[Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's Depot at Conception del Oro]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Relatively unchanged from an era of long ago, Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's train No. 2, northbound, headed by Engine No. 6, a Pacific type 4-6-2 coal-fired steam locomotive with a consist of four cars, is backing into the depot at Concepcion del Oro, in the state of Zacatecas. The train has reversed direction on the wye at this southern terminal in the days of the great copper mines owned and operated by the Mazapol Copper Company, Ltd. Soon it will depart on its run over the narrow gauge rails to the northern terminus of the line in Saltillo, capitol city of the state of Coahuila, Mexico in February 1948.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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