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[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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["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
["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
["Los Angeles Limited" In Echo Canyon]

["Los Angeles Limited" In Echo Canyon]

Date: c. 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Union Pacific's "Los Angeles Limited" headed by a mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive - Engine No. 7020 with Vanderbuilt tender and a consist of nine cars stands on the siding in Echo Canyon, Utah. "Pusher" locomotive in the rear.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Yankee Clipper" in Forest Hills, Mass]

["Yankee Clipper" in Forest Hills, Mass]

Date: June 11, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: The New Haven Railroad's "Yankee Clipper" headed by Engine No. 1396 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, enroute through Forest Hills, Massachusetts, on June 11, 1934. Operating between Boston and New York on a 4-hour and 45-minute schedule, this All-Pullman train comprised Club car, two Parlor cars, Dining car, and Sun Parlor Observation car. The "Yankee Clipper" rolled over the New Haven's main line rails - between Grand Central station (New York) and Back Bay, South Station (Boston) - a rail distance of 229.5 miles - at an average speed of 51 miles per hour. This was an excellent schedule for the era.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[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 "Mastodon" - with accompanying tug boats - awaits passenger train moving aboard to be ferried across the Mississippi River at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Sunset Limited" crossing the Mississippi River]

["Sunset Limited" crossing the Mississippi River]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited" train No. 1 westbound, aboard the ferry barge "Mastodon" accompanied by Engine No.73, a steam switcher, type 0-6-0, with a slope-backed tender - is being ferried across the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Avondale, Louisiana.
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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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad