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  Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
 Decade: 1950-1959
["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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph depicts the most famous stretch of railroad main line in the world as it appeared in the autumn of 1951- the Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve, located in Kittanning Gap in Pennsylvania. In this scene a Pennsylvania K4s locomotive acts as a "helper" on the head-end of a diesel powered train.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Date: 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a train passing between mountains near a lake. Characterized as one of the most fantastic scenes on any railroad - this is the Pennsylvania's Horseshoe Curve shortly after sunrise on a spring morning in 1954. This was the centennial year of Horse Shoe Curve, which was built in 1854. The Mountain in the background in the center of the Curve is Kittaning Mountain.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]

[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]

Date: c. 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: The Chicago and North Western Railway - spanning a period of many years - always operated the largest fleer of commuter trains into and out of the "Windy City". This scene portrays seven suburban-bound trains which have departed from the Chicago Station. The city of Chicago is in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

Date: January 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: One of the most unique of all railroad photographs: It is a January night in 1958 and a blizzard-snowstorm rages in the "Windy City". This scene is in the yards - the Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station is visible in the background. Observe the gas jets which are keeping switches from being frozen.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Bluebonnet" departs from Dallas]

["The Bluebonnet" departs from Dallas]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: It's a typical summer day in Texas and the year is 1950. The Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train No. 7 southbound, headed by a beautiful Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eight standard heavyweight passenger cars - departs from Dallas on its lengthy run to San Antonio.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Sunbeam" train leaving Dallas]

["Sunbeam" train leaving Dallas]

Date: October 5, 1952
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: In an era of rapid transit in Texas the Southern Pacific's advertisements cited the "Sunbeam" trains - modern streamliners - as the apex in luxury and speed between Dallas and Houston - an elapsed time of four hours and twenty-five minutes. This view portrays the "Sunbeam" train No. 14 southbound headed by Engine No. 651 - a streamlined Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive - rolling out of Dallas Union Station, enroute to Houston on the afternoon of October 5, 1952.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Sunbeam" departing from Houston]

["Sunbeam" departing from Houston]

Date: August 9, 1953
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: This scene depicts Southern Pacific's Grand Central Station in Houston as it appeared in the last days , the "end of the age of steam". The Southern Pacific's "Sunbeam" train No. 13 northbound headed by Engine No. 650 - a streamlined Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive - departs from the terminal on its run to Dallas at 4:45 PM on August 9, 1953.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[The "Hustler" entering Dallas]

[The "Hustler" entering Dallas]

Date: c. 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Southern Pacific's the "Hustler" train No. 15 northbound, headed by Engine No.650, a streamlined type 4-6-2 locomotive, entering Dallas Union Station on its run from Houston. The train is passing under the electric street railway viaduct (destroyed in the late 1950s) which spanned the railroad tracks and crossed over the Trinity River. Electric street cars to and from Oak Cliff and Interurban cars of the Northern Texas Traction Company and Texas Electric Railway used this double track facility.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Locomotive departing from Tucson, Arizona]

[Locomotive departing from Tucson, Arizona]

Date: 1950~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Photograph of "The Grand Canyon State" Southern Pacific's train No. 44 headed by a streamlined mighty Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, Engine No. 4443 - departing from the Tucson, Arizona Station.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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