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[Burt C. Blanton at the Depot in Erwin, Tennessee]

[Burt C. Blanton at the Depot in Erwin, Tennessee]

Date: June 10, 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: The author - Burt C. Blanton - stands on the open platform of the Clinchfield Railroad's Office Car No. 100, which is located on a siding adjacent to the passenger depot at Erwin, Tennessee. The time is noon, Sunday, June 10, 1979. This was a modern car with a complement of conventional equipment. The exterior was painted dark green. The cars letterboard bore the name "Clinchfield" plus the number 100 positioned on either side, centered below the windows, all in gold leaf. There was a gold stripe near the car's base, running along each side and across the rear-end platform. Office Car No. 100 was formerly an Atlantic Coast Lines dining car bearing the name "Orlando" and the car was rebuilt in the Clinchfield's Erwin Shops.
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["Overland Limited" in Echo Canyon]

["Overland Limited" in Echo Canyon]

Date: c. 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: One of the nation's most famous name trains - the "Overland Limited" - train No. 1 (westbound) on Union Pacific rails in Echo Canyon, Utah. The train is headed by a Mountain, type 4-8-2 locomotive with a Vanderbilt tender (oil burner) headed by Engine No. 7038 with a consist of eleven cars, all standard heavyweight equipment. This train was a joint-operation of three rail entities: Chicago and Northwestern from Chicago to Omaha; Union Pacific from Omaha to Salt Lake City; and Southern Pacific from Salt Lake City to San Francisco and on to Los Angeles. In the "Roaring Twenties" the "Overland Limited" was the flagship of the Union Pacific's fleet.
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["The Owl" at Oakland, California]

["The Owl" at Oakland, California]

Date: c. 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Southern Pacific's "The Owl" at Oakland, California depot (also designated as 16th Street) at 7:53 am enroute to San Francisco. This was a fast overnight train operating between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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[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.
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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 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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[Early Passenger Train in Minnesota]

[Early Passenger Train in Minnesota]

Date: January 1900
Creator: Barnes, Dwight
Description: On a winter morning in January 1900, the Great Northern Railway's passenger train stands at the Cokato, Minnesota depot. It is headed by an American type 4-4-0 locomotive bearing the Engine No. 127. This locomotive was built by the Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1882, and scrapped in 1916. Observe this burnished locomotive and its consist of clean and well-maintained equipment.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Maiden Run of "North Coast Limited"]

[Maiden Run of "North Coast Limited"]

Date: April 29, 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: An intriguing photograph of Northern Pacific Railroad's first "North Coast Limited" which made its maiden run on April 29, 1900. The train is headed by a ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0 locomotive bearing the Engine No. 271, with a consist of eight handcrafted wooden cars - all having open platforms and underbody truss rods - heated by potbellied iron stoves and illuminated by kerosene. This was the first electrically-lighted train to operate between the Midwest and the North Pacific Coast - it also introduced such travel comforts as steam heat, baths, and barber-valet service - inaugurating the era of travel luxury on the rails.
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["The Grand Canyon" in Cajon Pass]

["The Grand Canyon" in Cajon Pass]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken in the summer of 1951. "The Grand Canyon" Santa Fe No. #3775, a 3765 Class Northern, is eastbound roaring through Cajon Pass while a freight train waits on the side. The cantilever signal was very common when the photo was taken, but now have been mostly replaced.
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["The Ranger" in Ardmore, Oklahoma]

["The Ranger" in Ardmore, Oklahoma]

Date: June 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Santa Fe Railway's train No. 6 "The Ranger" northbound, departing from the Ardmore, Oklahoma depot. The city of Ardmore is in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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