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[Clinchfield's Railroad's Special Excursion train]

[Clinchfield's Railroad's Special Excursion train]

Date: June 10, 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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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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[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.
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["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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[Ferry Barge and Passenger Train in New Orleans]

[Ferry Barge and Passenger Train in New Orleans]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Southern Pacific's ferry barge, the "Mastodon" with passenger train aboard, is taken in tow by tugboats for the crossing of the Mississippi River at New Orleans.
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["C.P. Huntington" locomotive]

["C.P. Huntington" locomotive]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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["North Coast Limited" departing from St. Paul, Minnesota]

["North Coast Limited" departing from St. Paul, Minnesota]

Date: c. 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: The Northern Pacific's de Luxe "North Coast Limited" westbound, headed by engine No. 2671, a Northern type 4-8-4, locomotive departing from the St. Paul Union Station in 1941. This beautiful engine was among the last steam locomotives to power the famous train prior to "dieselization".
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["North Coast Limited" in Livingston, Montana]

["North Coast Limited" in Livingston, Montana]

Date: c. 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Northern Pacific Railway's "North Coast Limited" headed by Engine No. 2608, class A, Northern, type 4-8-4 locomotive, makes a station stop at Livingston, Montana. This was a Northern Pacific train from Seattle to St. Paul and a Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy train from St. Paul to 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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[Dearborn Station]

[Dearborn Station]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Dearborn Station, completed and opened to service in 1885, was owned by the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company, together with its five owner companies. The station's main floor and mezzanine waiting rooms were completely modernized in 1947. This modernization program included the Fred Harvey operated restaurant and cocktail lounge.
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